Last updated: January 13, 2010 (5 years ago)
Listing created on: January 12, 2005


(Berkeley, California, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 1994  Established: 1994
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: SW
  • Phone: 510-665-5942
  • Address:
    2124 bonar st
    Berkeley, California, 94702
    United States
  • This Community is Re-forming

    ecovillage diggers, no-lord

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Email and call.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    not recommended for longer than 1-2 years until we get land

Mission Statement:

sustainable landreform

Community Description:

Greenplan is a longterm plan to establish the best practical organizational/legal structure for enabling sustainable tribal ICs worldwide. We must provide better/best living alternatives, better than capitalist/private ownership.
The current immediate project is the “orchard house” in Berkeley, CA, which has been landscaped as an urban farm in an excellent SF Bay area transit-friendly location. This could be perfect for establishing an inter-community “community economy”-hour based economic system to help get away from capitalism.
Orchard house is organizing similar to a student co-op with high turnover, to also host meetings and publicity events for other sustainable ecovillage projects. This can create a conduit for 100s+ students to get involved with rural ICs.
This Jan. is an EXCELLENT time to come help encourage new members (like students) to join the effort, and the project also needs a rural location to start planting orchards, temporary investors for this property, construction skills, film-makers, etc. etc.
Besides sustainable living and freedom from exploitation worldwide, priorities also include preparing for emics/disasters, music, skiing, freedom, freedom from poisons/poisonous behavior, health.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”)


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: The GOAL is to prevent authoritarian leaders or dominators

    each project normally has a core.

    majority or consensus for type of decision

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No~ we are a different type of community.
  • Area: 0 acres

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: not usually

    house chores, or depending on project

    security deposit

    usually if you live here, as a rent alternative


  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegan
  • Additional comments: usually most dinners

    lots (for a city)

    dinners & main kitchen are cruelty-free (vegan)


    undecided (lots of tree fruit available for brewing though)

    not really welcome


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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge