Last updated: January 11, 2014 (10 months ago)
Listing created on: March 19, 2013

Valhalla

(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://valhallamovement.com
  • Contact Name: Marty
  • Address:

    Montreal, Quebec, J5R 0K8
    Canada

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please contact Marty at hahaha@valhallamovement.com

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Community, Sustainability

Community Description:

Valhalla is a new community based 20 minutes outside of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Valhalla is working on two very distinct but related projects, one which is on the ground in Montreal and one which is virtual.

VIRTUAL VALHALLA

We are a growing tribe of story tellers out to proliferate ‘Freedom Culture’ by igniting a global passion for sustainability, self reliance, and collaborative action. We are forging a massive media network of high-quality videos, podcasts, photos, articles and graphics which will give the community of change a coherent voice and a platform to share knowledge and solutions.

We also seek to focus on those who have already begun this process: so we’re building a team of globe-trotting documentarians to capture and share the stories of people doing beautiful things in the fields of sustainability and community.

We have created our very own crowd funding platform called ‘GreenSeed’ which made specifically for sustainable community initiatives.

We are working with sustainability and community experts with decades of experience to build an online educational platform where cutting edge ideas are made accessible to everyone.

VALHALLA MONTREAL

Valhalla Montreal is where we walk our talk. We have 60 acres of farm land, 25 acres of woods, and 90 housing lots. We are currently working on 5 acres of our farm land, just the humble beginning stages. Our land used to be used for GMO monoculture farming, so we are practicing bioremediation and permaculture techniques to nurse the land and water back to health. We are working to make our land a permaculture demonstration site and food forest.

We have built an Earthship-inspired Greenhouse, a geodesic dome tool shed, and a bee hive for pollination purposes. We intend on building an Earthship Learning Centre with Micheal Reynolds on our land in order to begin building our community around education, teaching permaculture, homesteading, ecological building, herbal remedies year round.

The goal is to eventually become a 100% self sustainable eco-village and an ecosystem of ecological enterprises, people and groups who mutually support each other in order to create a new way of life. So far our official partnerships are with Earthship Biotecture, L’Oeuf (leading ecological architecture firm in Montreal), Global Ecovillage Network, and P3 Permaculture.

The people involved for now all live together in a rented house, practicing intentional communal living. We speak both English and French.

Population

  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other

Government

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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 60 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: 5 acres 55 pending 90 lots for housing

    In process

Labor and Money

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional comments: most meals veg and vegan but open to other choices

Video Gallery

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

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

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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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