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Owlish October Calendar & Newsletter

Dear friends, October is “Owl Month.”  It’s a time when they are very actively and vocally establishing their winter territories.  Owls have long been associated with wisdom and they can also see in the dark–capacities very useful for us CGEV … Continue reading

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Of Farming and Fellowship: September Story

by Lara Struckman As sweet September rolls in on the crisp autumnal breeze, I am beginning to reflect on the rich relationships this community has offered to me. I think about my intentions from the beginning of my internship some … Continue reading

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September Calendar/Newsletter, 2021

              Dear friends,  This month, I’ve been braking for mushrooms.  Since the hard rain a bit ago, the steamy ground has expelled fungi, shooting up all around.  In contrast, human events were few and … Continue reading

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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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