Eco Village StL

St Louis, Missouri, United States

  • Last updated: September 12, 2018 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: September 9, 2018

Mission Statement

We aim to provide a safe place for community members’ to sleep or live, whether it be travelers, those in crisis, activists needing housing to continue working in the movement, or a street musician needing a couch to crash on for a few weeks. We have an open door and open arms. We love everyone. Welcome Home

Community Description

Since 2009, our group has been building a self-sustained village in the city. Starting out at as artist co-op, we have now grown into a village of 3 houses and 2 gardens.
Services offered:<3 housing, showers,kitchen access, wifi, hammocks, and community <3
*Every Friday we have food share at 2:30pm – Free to all and nothing needed- Food is Free!
*Clothing Closet by appt. Filled with men, women and children clothes and shoes. some household items and other donated goods
*Community Garden and Healing Herb Garden filled with fruit, veggies and medicinal plants.
Coming Soon – Community Bike Shed

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2009
  • Start Living Together: 2009
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EcoVillageStl
  • Contact Name: Jazz
  • Community Address:
    5155 Kensington Ave
    St Louis, Missouri, 63108
    United States
  • Location

About

  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: Community Gardens
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 8
  • Planned number of residences: 4
  • Planned Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Housing Provided: Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Multiple stakeholders

Membership

  • Adult Members: 6
  • Child Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 6
  • Percent Women: 41-49%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Percent Transgender: 1-10%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Contact us and come visit

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Come by a few times and help out un garden or hang out at coop. Let’s get to know each other

Government

  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $400
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 26-49%
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Library, Outdoor Kitchen, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Internet, clothing closet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual

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Keywords

gardens, housing, clothing closet, food share, mutual aid