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Pot Luck Farms

Last updated: June 19, 2010 (5 years ago)

Listing created on: June 18, 2010

Pot Luck Farms

(Westtown, New York, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2010
  • Start Living Together: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Contact Name: Ben Stiebel
  • Address:
    280 William Lain Rd
    Westtown, New York, 10998
    United States

Mission Statement:

Agriculture

Community Description:

We are a community in rural New York dedicated to sustainability through agriculture and recycling. We also strive to share the burdens of housework and income to reduce the stresses of modern life on our members. We are currently working toward getting the land for an ecovillage.

About

Housing

  • Area: 0 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Additional Comments: We are currently renting our land and looking to expand.

    Landlord lives on premises

    We have a rented site and are looking to expand.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Get in touch through email and discuss the nature and scope of the prospective members’ interest.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Current members are Jewish or Atheist. Other faiths are welcome.

    No requirement as long as education is legal.

Government

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

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: You decide your own level of involvement.

    Members are expected to contribute for living costs and agriculture expenses.

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments: We are looking to expand our farm land and acquire livestock to increase our food grown.

    We discourage heavily processed foods but are not severe about it.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Keywords

Westtown

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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge