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GreenSong Sanctuary

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

Listing created on: April 2, 2012

GreenSong Sanctuary

(Slocan, British Columbia, Canada)

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.

About

Housing

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

Membership

  • Adult Members: 10
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Please contact us via email describing why you would like to visit and when.
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Government

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

Economics

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

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Other
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional Diet Comments: There are varying degrees of food choices which are respected by all members

    Organic

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Keywords

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