GreenSong Sanctuary

Last updated: April 3, 2012 (3 years ago)

Listing created on: April 2, 2012

GreenSong Sanctuary

(Slocan, British Columbia, Canada)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2007
  • Start Living Together: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: GreenSong Sanctuary
  • Phone: 403-355-2884
  • Address:
    Po Box 199
    Slocan, British Columbia, BC
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please contact us via email describing why you would like to visit and when.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

wellness, sustainabilty, arts

Community Description:

GreenSong Sanctuary is located on 157 acres in beautiful Slocan BC. The property ranges from the Slocan River to Perry’s Ridge, at the foot of Valhalla Provincial Park. GreenSong includes: an acre of cultivated gardens, two large barns, a four seasons greenhouse, camping facilities and a farmhouse for seminars and classes. There is a bird sanctuary on an island in the river in front of the farm.

Our goal at Greensong is to create a thriving community centered on the integration of permacultural concepts, natural building, organic animal husbandry, wellness and healing, raw and gourmet food preparation and artistic expression. We believe that all facets of life can be approached as a form of art, and that it is important for us to live in the fullness of our human potential.


  • Adult Members: 10
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Dynamic Governance

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 157 acres
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution:



  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Other
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Additional comments: There are varying degrees of food choices which are respected by all members



Video Gallery


wellness, sustainabilty, film, music, fine arts, culture, education, permaculture

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