Last updated: June 15, 2010 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: July 9, 2008

Moonlight Meadows

(Mountainair, New Mexico, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Spring Horton
  • Address:
    HC 66 Box 145
    Mountainair, New Mexico, 87036
    United States
  • This Community is Re-forming

    Cherry Blossom Farms

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

wizarding eco-village

Community Description:

This community used to be known as Cherry Blossom Farms. We were never able to form a community so some of the members have moved on.

Now as Moonlight Meadows we are embracing much of the same philosophy, sustainability, a simpler way of life and an open spirituality and culture. We are not looking to drop out of society, but instead build a more peaceful, slower way of life that others can learn from. We are also looking to put together a pagan/wizarding community. Do you read your kids Beedle the Bard instead of Mother Goose? Do you believe that there is magic in the world and that people should be free to believe whatever they want? Then this might be the place for you!

We want to turn back the clock, no cars, electricity optional or perhaps kept to a community center, where we make our own clothes, bake our own bread, celebrate the seasons, raise animals, make crafts and celebrate the arts. We also want to be a place that welcomes all, regardless of nationality, gender, sexuality, philosophy, able-bodiedness, age, health, Witch, Wizard, Muggle or Squib. We ourselves are not British citizens, but are trying to remedy that and would like to help others looking for a new life as well. We would like to open a business to help pay expenses, rents, etc. We would use a profit sharing scheme from the business and if people wanted to work outside the community that money would belong to them. We would also like to run a community school to teach more than just the basics including arts, Herbology, Ancient Runes, creativity, caring and any other classes kids and adults would actually like to take.

We are looking for a place with a few acres of land, perhaps an old Manor or an old farm that we can fix up. We highly welcome any members that already have a place we could use. We would like somewhere in the west of England, Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds or the East or West Coast of Scotland, but we also know that beggars can’t be choosers and it’s a beautiful kingdom all around. So if this sounds good to you, please contact us. We would like to get going as soon as possible.

Population

  • Adult Members: 1
  • Non-member Residents: 2
  • Percent Women: 61-70%
  • Percent Men: 31-40%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: People are free to believe what they will

    We would like our own school, but the parents will be free to decide

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We will have a rotating council

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Other, Other

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: What’s earned in the community will stay in the community, but people will be free to work outside the community as well

    This will be a working farm community

    If needed

Diet

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Again, eventually

    This is the eventual goal or even more.

    We are considering going vegetarian

    In private homes only

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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.
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