Membership get acquainted lunch on the 4 th Sunday of each month. Reservations are requested. Longer visits are possible with advance agreements.
Steps to membership:
1) Supporting member
-pay 6 months membership fee of $60. See Store link.
-can live in the community if rental accommodations are available
-meals are provided by work exchange/cash
-attend community meetings in an observer role, without participating in discussion
-sign Vision, Common Ground, and Land Ethic agreements
-provided a membership application
2) Provisional member
-lives in the community for 6 months to 1 year
During that time:
-must attend 2 committee meetings per month; has no right to block decisions
-commits to get to know everyone
At the end of the 6 months to 1 year:
-submits membership application
-the membership has 30 days to object; if no objections, accepted
-purchases cooperative membership shares of $4000
-signs a contract agreeing to a site lease fee and land purchase contribution buy in agreement at time of full membership. *Financial information is revealed upon a site visit.
-if rejected for membership the membership share fees are returned; if accepted and then the applicant refuses membership, 1/3 of the fee is non-refundable
Every member agrees to participate and support the organic farming economy of the community. Whether employed on or off site every member agrees to volunteer 150 hours/year towards the organic farm economy.
Every member agrees to the statements of Common Ground, Decision Making, Land Ethic, and Spiritual Path.