Last updated: April 7, 2011 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: April 21, 2010

Hickory Grove

(Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2004  Established: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.spiritoftheearth.org
  • Contact Name: Hickory Grove c/o Spirit of the Earth Church
  • Phone: (270) 874- 2896
  • Address:
    PO Box 1018
    Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 42241
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    If you wish to visit Hickory Grove please contact Spirit of the Earth Church at (270) 874-2896 or email us at spiritoftheearthchurch@gmail.com

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Spirituality, Eco-Community

Community Description:

Hickory Grove is a five acre mini-farm with private lake access located in Western Kentucky and is the future home of Spirit of the Earth Church Inc. an established Eclectic Wiccan Church. Purchased in early 2010, Hickory Grove is now in the transition stages of becoming a permanent home for Spirit of the Earth Church meetings, festivals, and community members.

Spirit of the Earth’s vision is to create an eclectic spiritual community that honors Nature in her many forms, provides education, fosters growth, and promotes Interfaith education and dialogue within the greater community.

One of our goals at Spirit of the Earth Church has been to build a Nature based intentional community with those of like minds (following a Wiccan Path is NOT a requirement). We have begun working on what will be a small eco-village with co-housing options. Community gardens are being planted and plans for community buildings are in the works.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact us.

Population

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Eclectic Wiccan, Pagan, or like minded individuals

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Paganism/Earth Religions
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: By a council, group of Elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Spirit of the Earth Church Board of Directors

    Currently the Spirit of the Earth Church board makes desicions regarding the Cedar Grove community during its formation

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 5 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current number of residences: 1

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0

Diet

  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.

Fair Housing Laws

Our community is a legally sanctioned church or religious organization and living in our community is restricted to members of that religion as allowed by law. Our religion does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin. Housing in our community is non-commercial (i.e. not intended to make a profit)., Our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.

Keywords

Nature based, Wiccan, Pagan, Spirit, Earth, Eco-Village, Co-housing, Shaman, Shamanic, Wicca

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.