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Presentation: FARM WHERE YOU LIVE at Park Slope Food Co-op, Brooklyn NY
May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Is Cohousing For You?
Grow food right where you live, and share in a farming enterprise that provides fruits and vegetables for a CSA. Own your home but share common spaces, meals & activities.
This presentation illustrates examples of currently functioning cohousing communities that follow this model, as well as one that is almost ready for move-in, less than 2 hrs from NYC. View slides and talk with experienced farmers and permaculture experts who are transforming 33 acres of land in CT into an organic farming cohousing community.
Know your food, grow your food – organic farm
Energy-efficient and sustainable homes
Child, animal, and pedestrian friendly
Own your own home and share many common spaces & meals
Designed to foster human interaction
Active involvement in the management of the community
Brenda Caldwell ran a CSA vegetable farm based on organic practices and permaculture concepts. She is now creating a whole farm plant and animal system at Rocky Corner that focuses on building resilient, carbon-rich soil.
Dick Margulis spent eighteen years growing organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers, beginning in 1975.
Richard Wilber is a gardener certified in permaculture, and a woodworker and painter. He believes that living in community and growing our own food is important for the health of our planet.
Elvira Ferrario is a coop member, involved for the past 10 years in creating cohousing community.