Last updated: January 17, 2014 (7 months ago)
Listing created on: May 2, 2011

Wildflower Ecovillage

(Dallas east rural: Hunt County, Texas, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2011
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://cyberparent.com/dfw/ecovillage
  • Contact Name: Terry
  • Phone: 972-251-1532
  • Address:

    Dallas east rural: Hunt County, Texas,
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    See http://facebook.com/dfwecovillage for event and meeting schedule.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Organic rural east Dallas TX

Community Description:

An ecovillage community is forming in an area east of Dallas. We will locate in a rural area within reasonable commuting distance to Dallas-Fort Worth–probably in Hunt County. Our main purposes are community and sustainable living.

We grow all or most of our own food–always all organic–no chemicals are used on this property.

We will share some buildings, optional meals, some tools, and live as a helpful community.

Homes: Our homes are affordable, super energy efficient, zero-energy with solar electricity, solar hot water, and rainwater harvesting. Members own their own home and we do not share income.

We will build from compresses earth blocks (adobe). We have had the earth in this area tested for strength. This means that much building can be DIY if that is your choice.

The ecovillage is laid out following Permaculture principles and practices.

Water: Our water is secure. We have diverse water in an area with 40″ average annual rainfall: Rainwater harvesting, well(s) from a clean aquifer, pond(s), swales, and other Permacultue Earthworks

There are several nearby large reserviors for recreation.

Community: This is a community with diversity of ages, races, and religions.

Farming: We farm organically via Permaculture zones, community gardens, private gardens, and food forests.

Land: We have the finances to buy land now and will buy land in 2013 in order to start working the land. Building in 2013 is not required, though.

Learning and Training: We have had, and will continue to have, classes and hands-on experience in topics such as organic farming, growing fruits and vegetables, food forests, earthworks, green building, Permaculture, solar hot water, solar electricity, building with compressed earth blocks, rain water harvesting, off-the-grid living, and many homesteading skills.

You can reach Terry for more information by calling 972 251-1532

Population

  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We welcome all spiritual practices

    Public or home school–private schools in area, also

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: There are really no memberships at this time but a few people have been in on the planning

    Modified Consensus

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No, we are a different type of community.
  • Location: Rural
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Additional Comments: About 50 acres

    Very similar to cohousing but more rural than most cohousing communities

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: Not yet but we will have moderate hours

    no fee has been set yet but there will be a fee in the future

    Not yet–but we will eventually have taxes and other expenses after buying land

Diet

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Other
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: Community meals will be optional but have not started yet

    We will grow most of our food and food to sell

    Many vegetarians but not required. Community does have a no kill requirement

Community Affiliations

DFW Ecovillage

Keywords

Texas, DFW, Dallas, Fort Worth, rural, small town, farm, co-op, community

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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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