Last updated: February 6, 2014 (2 months ago)
Listing created on: September 17, 2006

Sharing Circle Community

(Cincinnati, Ohio, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 2007  Established: 1999
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Address:

    Cincinnati, Ohio, 45205
    United States

  • This Community is Re-forming

    Sharing Circle Community Farm; Sharing Circle ‘Gypsy Garden-eers’

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Call or write us.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    But not immediately. Need to talk about this.

Mission Statement:

meditation-based

Community Description:

     We’re still planning to move from Jim Drommond’s house at 3631 West 8th St. We’re considering moving to Georgetown, Ohio. [Updated, 2-6-2014]
Meanwhile, for the 2 to 4pm Sunday, March 2nd Potluck & RoundTable Discussion, we’re teaming up w/ Yasemin & Kelly, at their home at 6470 Stover Ave in Golf Manor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 (513) 631-8873. We ask that each bring a veggie dish to share; & also come prepared to share 1-2 sentences of what’s most important to you about forming an intentional community. We’ll be practicing active listening techniques as well.
Generally, we see a sustainable human society as more than just a technological, political & mechanical arrangement of people. That there must be a vibrant spiritual dimension, too.
For example, the tribes of the then already centuries-old 18th century Iroquois League, who dominated no one, nor were they dominated, enjoyed a rich physical & spiritual life. History shows that this in-your-face example of free-living tribes, influenced the thoughts & actions of the British colonists, who then became the 18th century American revolutionaries. These men & women threw off the suffocating mercantilist/imperialist harness of the British Crown & Parliament. (See Bruce Johansen’s “Forgotten Founders”, & T.C.McLuhan’s “Touch the Earth”)
We have a different suffocating harness we must escape from today: the Culture of Empire & Consumerism. The modern tribes of today are the intentional communities; & together can create a non-dominating, 21st century culture of sustainability.
Yes, we’ll talk about purposes & practices; & then we’ll “walk our talk,” transitioning from the present domination-style society, to a democratic partnership economy. (See Riane Eisler.)
Joining a local CSA [Community Supported Agriculture] group will be part of it. Creating Community Supported Industry groups operated as co-ops will be another. (See Schumacher Center for a New Economics.) Voluntary vegetarianism; and peaceful conflict resolution, may be other aspects. If we make a mistake, we’ll say “Oops!” & back down, admitting our mistake. Changing our minds together makes us more resilient.
It also helps if we begin noticing there are other entities on earth, such as nature spirits, rarely seen by us humans at our present level of evolution, and begin to work with them. As at Findhorn Community, and Sirius Community.
See you at the potluck, Mike & Birdie.

Population

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We meditate, and do attunements, and often read. from something we like, such as Neale Walsch.

    We read Neale Walsch, Penny Kelly, Tanis Helliwell, Paul Von Ward, Robert Shapiro. Robert Monroe.

    At present, we have no school-age children.

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Decisions are by consensus.

    Right now, three adult residents of the two community properties.

    Discussion, proposal, meditation, consensus decision.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 2
  • Additional Comments: We have a yard, w/ fruit trees and garden space.

    Equity sharing.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Probably..

    We expect some sharing of community work.

    When living space permits, we’ll have to talk about all that.

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Very important – we all share a common diet.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: in each house.

    Birdie & Mike are both vegetarian.

    We are not quite vegans, as we think we can mutually beneficially

    Sometimes.

    No smoking indoors. We two don’t smoke at all.

Fair Housing Laws

Our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.

Keywords

eco-village

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.