Last updated: December 18, 2013 (8 months ago)
Listing created on: March 30, 2011

SEEEDs

(Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2010  Established: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: SEEEDs family
  • Address:
    PO Box 2103
    Gloucester, New South Wales, 2250
    Australia
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Once the facility is established, their will be website, email and phone contacts available for visitors to arrange day, weekend or weekly visits to the farmstay educational public facilities at various rates.
    WWOOFs will be invited to make contact to organise available times to stay also.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

sustainable co-operation

Community Description:

SEEEDs (Synergy-Ecology-Environment-Education-Development-sustainability)

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ACTIVELY SEEKING MORE MEMBERS!!!!

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We’re a collaboration of people that are creating a community that is free from stress, financial strain and the disposable commercialism of today’s existence.
To achieve this we are developing a physical, emotional and spiritual environment that is free from judgement, competition & abuse.
The facilities are driven and operated collaboratively with a full focus on the environment, incorporating eco energy sources, organic food production, closed cycle resource management.
We will be encompassing all aspects of the facility as an educational experience to help visitors learn about quality lifestyle options.
• Provide a safe, supportive base for promoting human, animal and environmental welfare. It will provide affordable housing, improved mental and physical health & promote personal growth for marginalised members of the wider community.
• Every aspect of the facility will be designed with environmental sustainability as the focus. The complete set-up of the facility will be based on a closed cycle system meaning everything that is utilised within the facility from electricity through to waste materials will be maintained into a fully recycled system and being reused in a hygienic & environmentally sound manner. We will be focussed on training those that utilise the facility on how to recycle as effectively as possible within general society which will also educate our guests/visitors in ways to minimise unnecessary spending and demonstrate a more affordable lifestyle without forgoing quality of life.
• The community demonstrates a ‘back to basics’, simple lifestyle that does not compromise quality of life, but rather improves the physical and mental health of its members through good nutritious food, freedom from stress and chemicals, and a better work-life balance. These skills; along with an underlying basis of respect for all people including self, animals and the environment will be the main thread throughout the training and all areas of the facil

Population

  • Adult Members: 7
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We have a focus to partner with various Registered Training Organisations of each sector

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”), Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Government

  • Decision Making: By a Community Leader
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We operate as a full collective and has representatives as required.

    However, we operate as a mentoring/coaching focus to maintian the true balance

    We run under the laws of nature 80/20 rule for major decisions only 51% for intermediate decisions

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments: We are still finalising this, will be a minimum of 250 acres

    still being established

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: 100%
  • Shared Expenses: 100%
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: We will be all operating under our own company that each share.

    This will be looked at on a case by case basis.

    Our focus will be to maintain self-sufficiency through producing our own produce

    $67,250 AU for initial share plus on-going costs; May be able to start with a lump sum of $45k and rest over time.

    Although, these costs may be off-set via work on community income generating sources once established

Diet

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Other
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: will be focussing on 90-92% once established

    We will be specialising in dietary meal options and wholesaling these to the local community also.

    We will be establishing our own organic winery and brewery

    Peoples right to smoke is respected, however, we are focussing on pure health as a primary principle.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Keywords

self sufficient, environmental, educational, ecological, farmstay, respite, community, love, peace,

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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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