The Source Farm Ecovillage
Johns Town, Jamaica
- Last updated: April 22, 2016 (1 year ago)
- Listing created on: April 23, 2007
Create a healthy lifestyle
We have a commitment to:
• Natural Living
• Holistic Health and Spirituality
• Ecological and Social Stewardship
• Educational Sharing
• Organic Farming and Gardening
• Arts and Culture
The Source Foundation creates a healing retreat for residents and guests, and a spiritual sanctuary to experience serenity and tranquility.
Our Vision: The Source will be an innovative model community that is dedicated to respecting and restoring Mother Earth. We will foster personal growth and development and empower our community to be ambassadors of natural and progressive living. The Source will be known for its diverse social and economic opportunities with a mosaic of award-winning cultural, recreational, and artistic amenities and services.
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 2004
- Start Living Together: 2007
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
- Website address: http://thesourcefarm.com
- Contact Name: Nicola Shirley
- Phone: 1-876-421-8838
- Community Address:
Beckford Town PA
- Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
- Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship
- Location: Rural
- Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
- Identified Leader: Yes
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Join Fee: $30000
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Regular Fee per Month: $20
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 2
- Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
- Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
- Current renewable energy generation: 50-75%
- Energy sources: Solar, Wind
- Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
- Food produced locally: From 50-75%
- Common Facilities: Garden(s), Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Large Scale Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Swingsets & play areas
- Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Raw or Mostly Raw, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
- Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
- Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)
Fair Housing Laws
This community acknowledges that their listing does not include any potential violations of the Fair Housing Law, or that they do not provide housing. For any questions about this topic please see our Content Policies and contact FIC with any questions or concerns: [email protected].
Permaculture, Organic Farming, Alternative Building, Nature School, Wellness Center