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Regen Co-op of Pomona

(Pomona, California, United States)
  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 1999  Established: 1999
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.regen.org
  • Address: Bradford St & Kingsley Ave Pomona, California, 91767-4646 United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes Send an email to the listed address and we will be happy to invite you to dinner and give you a tour.
  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes We have quite a few students so generally have space avalible as people move on

Mission Statement:

Shared housing focusing on the principles of sustainable, regenerative living in a suburban setting.

Community Description:

The Regenerative Co-op of Pomona, also called Regen, is a vibrant intentional community located in a quiet suburb east of Los Angeles. Founded by graduates of Cal Poly Pomona’s Center for Regenerative Studies in 1999, we strive to incorporate sustainable and regenerative principles in our urban/suburban environment.The food in the co-op is vegetarian, although the co-op includes residents who are non-vegetarian away from home. Community meals occur five nights a week and always include a vegan option. Each member of the community is expected to contribute one dinner dish per week. We use solar power, maintain a gray water system, edible landscaping, and organic gardening. Community decisions use a consensus model in monthly community meetings. We organize a Sustainability Seminar every Spring with workshops and speakers on topics from solar power to gardening and sustainable living (topics change each year). In addition we host various workshops of social and environmental interests throughout the year. Currently we can accommodate up to 35 residents distributed between five homes. Some of us are very active in local peace and environmental activism; others have never been to a protest. We have had residents from as far away as Germany and Siberia and as local as Orange County. We are organizers, teachers, technicians, students, business people, philosophers, artist, and many other things. We often have openings. If you are interested in applying, please contact us. We are within biking distance to several colleges and universities, including Cal Poly Pomona, Western Medical School, the Claremont Colleges (Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, and Claremont School of Theology), and University of La Verne. Also nearby is Mount San Antonio College.

Population

  • Adult Members: 30
  • Percent Women: 41-49%
  • Percent Men: 51-60%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling
  • Healthcare Style(s): Up to each individual

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: Primary owner acts as landlord and controls all rental/lease agreements.owners (who are members) have final say in matters concerning premises or finances.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Suburban
  • Area: 1 acres
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members
  • Current number of residences: 5
  • Current renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%[if 3-m1-energy-other] ([3-m1-energy-other])[/if 3-m1-energy-other]
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid, Solar
  • Additional Comments: Four large houses plus their yards.Historic craftsman homes

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Residents contribute $20 per week to a grocery fundHouse chores & community meetings (several hours per month) Rent – varies based on room

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: 5 nights a week community dinnersNo meat in the house Smoking is only allowed off the property.

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Keywords

Co-op, Regen, Regenerative, Cooperative, Shared, Housing, Co-housing, Environmental, Student