Everyone who comes to this project has a different set of complementary reasons for wanting this life. Some of us want to raise our kids in a healthy farm environment. Some wish to find stable access to farmland that we can steward and work together. Some of us want to have a more thriving community life surrounded by friends with shared values.
We started this project because we couldn’t find anything in Western Washington that hit all these marks. We felt that the only way to get the lives we wanted was to make it happen ourselves.
Very quickly it became apparent that the vision held by our founding team was attractive to many other people. Now we’ve got a community of passionate, dedicated people who are making Rooted NW a reality. Come join us!
Individual homes built around common areas encourage community, efficiency, and human connection.
Neighborhood of homes designed as a walkable, human-scale village
Proven patterns that enable opportunities for a balance of social interaction and privacy
Independent, ecological homes clustered along walkable pathways and shared open spaces
Following the cohousing model pioneered in Denmark, the heart of the neighborhood is the “commons” – a building that provides large kitchen, dining area, and shareable library, laundry, and additional facilities that are owned and managed by residents.
Sited in farmland to provide ecological farming opportunities for both the community and commercial sale.
Residential community sited on agricultural land that owners can access at no additional cost
Opportunities for residents to enjoy open space and have access to the land for regenerative agricultural enterprises (be they commercial or subsistence)
Opportunities for collaboration and innovation
Permaculture master plan will guide agricultural activities so they are both productive and restorative
The community will encourage education by promoting opportunities to learn and share skills in sustainable design and agriculture, farming, communication, leadership, and other earth-based topics.
We will build platforms to share knowledge gained through farmland and food-growing practices, from within and outside the community.
Part of the acreage will be utilized for programming, providing a place for experimentation and demonstration of regenerative techniques.
We have an attitude of openness regarding sharing what we learn through this life-changing process.
We intend to fully utilize the wisdom of our residents and advisors to create production systems that heal the earth rather than damage it.
We plan to work with the Snohomish Conservation District on setting up viable farm enterprise plans that steward the land, while maintaining or improving yields.
We will explore financially viable options that maximize benefit in terms of soil stewardship, carbon sequestration, and ecologically diverse production systems.
We intend to explore systems such as silvopasture, alley-cropping, managed grazing, forest farming, productive riparian buffer strips, and regenerative agriculture.