Community

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.

Agriculture

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

Education

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.

Regenerative Practices

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.
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