Last updated: March 18, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: March 14, 2005

Heartland Ecovillage

(Loveland, Ohio, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Heartland Ecovillage
  • Phone: 513-683-2340
  • Address:
    Grailville
    932 O’Bannonville Rd
    Loveland, Ohio, 45140
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact Heartland Ecovillage by email.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    Visitors welcome. Potential members welcome to join a process.

Mission Statement:

ecological community

Community Description:

Heartland Ecovillage will be built in Loveland, Ohio, (outside Cincinnati). As our vision statement says, “Heartland Ecovillage strives to create a diverse community of people who have a passion for an Earth-harmonious, sustainable, socially equitable way of life.” We seek to live the values of Grailville, which are: ecological sustainability, spirituality, full empowerment of women, and social justice. We will embody a sense of life’s sacredness in all our actions and gatherings.

The Ecovillage group meets monthly, with subcommittees meeting regularly. The village will include up to 30 housing units, plus a common house. We are interested in geothermal heating/cooling, passive and active solar, composting toilets and constructed wetlands, rainwater catchment, SIPs (structural insulated panels), and strawbale. The village will be pedestrian-friendly and include gardens and green space. We also will provide educational programming, in conjunction with Grailville, on issues related to the environment and community.

We are working in partnership with The Grail to build an ecovillage on part of their land at Grailville, which is a long-established environmental, education and retreat center located on 310 acres of woodlands, pasture, and organic fields. The Grail is an international movement of women committed to spiritual search, social action, ecological sustainability and the release of women’s creative energy throughout the world.

Population

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

Social Factors

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Suburban, Suburban
  • Area: 17 acres
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit
  • Additional Comments: Land would be purchased by Heartland

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Attend meetings and work on committees

    Dues are $160 per year, payable quarterly

Diet

Community Affiliations

The Grail Center at Cornwall

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.