Last updated: April 15, 2013 (11 months ago)
Listing created on: June 11, 2011
Jewel Creek Ecovillage
(Greenwood, British Columbia, Canada)
- Status: Forming
- Formed: 2011
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Contact Name: Meike
Greenwood, British Columbia, V0H 1J0
Visitors accepted: Yes
Open to new Members: Yes
We would like to invite like-minded people in our age group (20-40ish) to inquire, help out, learn and perhaps join and create a wonderful interdependent community with us.
THE PROPERTY: It’s located only minutes north of Greenwood and only an hour from Osoyoos, 142 acres with Jewel Creek running through it as well as at least one artisian spring. It has great sun exposure, good top soil and is big enough for several families to live on self sufficiently. It has crown land on 3 sides and trails all around. Less than 2 km to Jewel Lake.
We are planning to build a cluster of natural homes designed to minimize ecological disturbance and maximize use of the fertile, previously cleared areas for organic farming and gardening. We will use building material sourced from our land as much as possible.
We are already producing our own solar power and are going to set up hydro systems.
Grey water will be treated naturally and used for irrigation. Composting toilets will provide humanure for some gardens and plants.
We would like to host workshops, retreats, and small festivals related to sustainability, music and the arts, and healing. We hope that this will not only be fun and social but also bring the community some income for improvements, bills and further development.
We want to consume food that is produced locally, ideally on our own farm, but always sustainably. Our organic farm will supply residents and visitors with fresh, organic food; surplus can be sold on local farmer’s markets (twice a week in Grand Forks) and to restaurants in the area.
We cannot sell shares or set up a land trust of any kind however we are also not charging any rent or joining fee.
We would like to invite people to join who have some of the skills and experience in community living, natural building, establishing off-grid energy systems, permaculture, organic/bio-dynamic farming, educational programs and/or are simply and wonderfully handy, hardworking, hands-on folks.
Please check out our posting online for more info!