Crystal Creek Permaculture Cluster
Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States
- Last updated: September 26, 2018 (1 second ago)
- Listing created on: January 12, 2016
To create a housing cluster or neighborhood at Cerro Gordo providing a sanctuary for those who want to practice living a one-planet vegan lifestyle using permaculture and natural building principles.
We aspire to be a demonstration, through the practice of permaculture, of how to live a satisfying life while living no more than a one-planet ecological footprint. Additionally we have the following aims:
• A nonjudgmental, loving group process to enable the inhabitants to live harmoniously together.
• Low-cost housing for those wishing to live sustainable one-planet lifestyles.
• Produce most of the food for the residents on site through tending community gardens, forest gardens, and the surrounding wild lands.
• Source building materials from onsite or from nearby areas.
• Generate energy onsite.
• Balance of community and private spaces, sanctuary where dark skies and quiet can be enjoyed.
• Eat whole foods, plant-based diet.
(No dogs are allowed at Cerro Gordo.)
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 2014
- Start Living Together: 2019
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
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- Website address: http://www.oneplanettrust.org/crystal-creek-permaculture-cluster/
- Business, Project, or Organization: http://cerrogordo.net
- Other social: https://wfpb.org/land_sanctuaries/
- Community Address:
35460 Prolog Way
Cottage Grove, Oregon, 97424
- Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
- Location: Rural
- Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
- Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
- Current renewable energy generation: 26-49%
- Energy sources: Solar, Clean Energy from the Grid
- Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
- Current food produced: From 50-75%
- Planned food produced: From 50-75%
- Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%
- Common Facilities: Garden(s)
- Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Not good for most people.
- Dietary Practice: Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan.
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
- Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious community
- Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), One Planet Trust
Cerro Gordo Community
Vegan, no dogs, dog-free, human-powered, hand tools, vegetarian, luddite