The Light Center

Last updated: November 14, 2010 (5 years ago)

Listing created on: May 20, 2009

The Light Center

(Baldwin City, Kansas, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 1995
  • Start Living Together: 2007
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Robin
  • Phone: 785 255 4583
  • Address:
    1542 Woodson Rd.
    Baldwin City, Kansas, 66006
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact in advance by phone or email

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Growing Eco-village Farm

Community Description:

35 acre natural sanctuary retreat center nestled in the woods outside of K.C. and near Baldwin City, KS. Offer small retreats and workshops with 501c3 under the umbrella of the Unity churches. Seeking partners to share ownership of property and build your own ecofriendly dwelling. Temporary living space available. VISIONING Eco-village and working our way off of the grid. Have CSA, chickens, yurt, re-habbed barn/meeting space, old RV, and farmhouse(for rent). Seeking people with similar vision and pioneering spirit. Have property held in an LLC and selling shares(minimum $25,000)
We are open to diversity and prefer people who are able to help carry the load.
We also do outreach in the AIDS orphan crisis in South Africa and work along side folks there who share our interests in growing healthier food and learning a more sustainable life-style.
It is our belief that the changes needed on this planet are being built from the ground up and we welcome your input into this expanding vision.


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 1
  • Percent Women: 100%
  • Percent Men: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: open to all paths


Social Factors


  • Type: Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization, Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.)
  • Decision Making: By an individual community leader
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Share decisionmaking with non-profit board

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 35 acres
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: LLC

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes


  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: not set



  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.



Eco-village, Unity, Healing,

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