Author Archives: Hope

Ambling August Calendar and Newsletter

Common Ground Ecovillage is shifting into a more relaxed rhythm during the hot and steamy days of August.  There’s plenty of news, but the calendar lists fewer community events and meetings, inviting us all to take some deep breaths and … Continue reading

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Collaborative Farming: the Way of the Future

Doug Jones, a professional farmer here at CGEV, says that “collaborative farming is the farming of the future, a contrast to the small family farm that necessitates a large financial outlay. This is how farming has been practiced historically, as … Continue reading

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Racial Reflection Circle at Common Ground

 by Lara Struckman As we cross the threshold into summer we are marking both the change of seasons and a chance to check in with how Common Ground has evolved since summer of last year and where there is still … Continue reading

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Learning Every Day: A response to Crystal Farmer’s course on diversity and inclusion in communities

by Kathleen Biernat The Foundation for Intentional Communities (FIC) offered a 5-week course in June, called Building Diversity and Inclusivity in Communities, taught by Crystal Farmer.  Crystal is an FIC board member, diversity consultant, and author of The Token: Common … Continue reading

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Jingling July Calendar & Newsletter

It’s summertime, and Common Ground Ecovillage is bursting with abundance!  There’s ample food for the body, mind, heart, and spirit this month–something in the calendar* for everyone.   Here are a few of the steaming helpings on July’s platter: Celebration … Continue reading

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Of Farming and Fellowship: Musings of a Farm Intern at CGEV

by Lara Struckman Entry 1: June 4 2021 Being on this land for the past two weeks, I feel as though I have inhaled for the first time. “Ahh, this is what community is like,” my sweet breath says.  These … Continue reading

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Jammy June Calendar & Newsletter

It was a chilly, rainy Memorial Day weekend, but our spirits soared as we gathered to work on finishing our magnificent barn.  Today’s main project was prepping and applying slip straw insulation to some remaining walls.  Some, like Theresa, pitched … Continue reading

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Beauty, Nourishment, Abundance–Doug’s CSA delivers it all

By Theresa Jensen Mother’s Day morning.  I woke gently with the early morning light breaking through the window shades – even before the alarm!  Aha, the melatonin had worked and I had slept through the night.  Blessed be.  This was … Continue reading

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Magnetic May Calendar & Call to Action!

Dear friends,  We greet this May with tremendous excitement to be proceeding full steam ahead with Village development!  It is HUGELY gratifying to be at this point.  And, the tasks ahead will take a village to achieve.  CGEV is now … Continue reading

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Musical March Calendar & Newsletter

Birds singing, frogs croaking, water burbling, breezes whispering…  After Winter’s hush, the music of Spring beckons, urging us to join in the dance of life returning and inspiring us to tune into the seeds within that crave tending as the … Continue reading

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