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Last updated: March 4, 2014 (4 months ago)
Listing created on: September 13, 2012

Palmetto Springs Ecovillage

(Winnsboro, South Carolina, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: John
  • Address:
    108 Johnson Court
    Winnsboro, South Carolina, 29180
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: No

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Palmetto Ecovillage strives to bring together like-minded people who truly believe in the dynamics of love and togetherness. Our desire is to reclaim our birth right where people cared for each other, where every neighbor took responsibility for each other, where man lived by only one law – the Law of Love.

Community Description:

We are a forming community passionate about nature and sustaining it. We have 15 acres to use for our community located in a secluded area, safe, quiet area with a creek, groundwater, beautiful weather conducive for a peaceful and healthy lifestyle.

Our core group of (6)people are committed and seeks several more members that are ready with the capacity and resources to move forward.

If you would like to be a part of Palmetto Springs Ecovillage please contact us and tell us a little about yourself.

Also please see our Website for more information.

Live Free! “Prepared in Mind and Resources”


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 3
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: All faiths welcome

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community
  • Healthcare Style(s): Full Community Plan


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Rural, Small Town
  • Area: 15 acres
  • Land owned by: Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
  • Planned number of residences: 35
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%[if 3-m1-energy-other] ([3-m1-energy-other])[/if 3-m1-energy-other]
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid, Solar, Wind, Hydro-Electric, Geothermal
  • Additional Comments: Ownership is being transferred to non-profit

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debts)
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: 100%
  • Food produced locally: 100%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 100 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay), Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan (plants only, no animal products), Mostly Vegan, Raw or Mostly Raw, Kosher, Halal, Other
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Use will be decided on by community members

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

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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.