Author Archives: Jonathan Cloud

About Jonathan Cloud

JC Bio

October 21 Trip to visit the Ecovillage at Ithaca

Last year our group sponsored a one-day trip to visit and tour the Ecovillage at Ithaca (EVI). This year our colleagues in the New York Back-to-the-Land / Ecovillage Movement Meetup are sponsoring a similar trip, but it will be a … Continue reading

Posted in Carshare, Ecovillage, Events, Ithaca, Visit | 4 Comments

NY Potluck Picnic & Speaker Event: Intentional Living Co-housing Development

Date & Time: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 PM — 3:30 PM Location: NY Central Park RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/New-York-Back-to-the-Land-Ecovillage-Movement/events/243326861/? Martin Tomczyk visited and researched extensively about co-housing (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohousing) groups and eco-villages in the New England region. Coupled with his knowledge and experience in architecture … Continue reading

Posted in Cohousing, Community, Ecovillage, Events, Organization | Leave a comment

Why Sign Up for a Carpool?

Many people have asked about carpooling to EcoVillage Meetups. We now have a way to do this and request that you sign up — whether or not you need a ride or you can offer a ride. Why? You may enable someone(s) … Continue reading

Posted in Carshare, Ecovillage, Events | Leave a comment

Working with a Builder / Developer?

Join us in Basking Ridge on Sunday, September 17, from noon to 4 (the usual potluck, of course) for an enlightening conversation about cohousing — that will now include the possibility of working on an Ecovillage project with a professional builder … Continue reading

Posted in Agendas, Cohousing, Ecovillage, Properties | Leave a comment

September 17 Meetup: “What is Cohousing?”

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 12:00 – 4:00 PM Zelin / Cloud Home (8 Revere Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ) Let’s get straight on all the buzzwords of the movement! We’re part of a worldwide movement. The movement is based on a recognition of how … Continue reading

Posted in Agendas, Cohousing, Community, Dynamic Governance, Ecovillage, History, Organization, Sociocracy | Leave a comment

Can We Develop a Farm Ecovillage Model?

We’ve recently been investigating the idea of working with an existing farmer to build an eco-community on their farm — both to help operate the farm and to consume some part of its production. This is likely contrary to most … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Cohousing, Community, Cooperatives, Ecovillage, Properties | 7 Comments

Ready for A Farm-Based Ecovillage? Time to Make Decisions

You might have heard that we have our eye on a particular 15-acre property located very near to the Montclair-Boonton line of NJ Transit. The property is suitable for agriculture and we’re envisioning a potential farming ecovillage on the site. … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Cooperatives, Ecovillage, Events, Properties | Leave a comment

June 4 Statewide Ecovillage Meetup at Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center in Lanoka Harbor, NJ

NOTE Special Time: 3 p.m. & Location: 431 US Hwy. 9 at Church Lane, Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734-0246 Joint Meeting to introduce plans to form the first Ecovillage New Jersey Cooperative We’ll gather at 3:00 for a two-hour meeting and then enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in Agendas, Cooperatives, Ecovillage, Events, Organization | Leave a comment

Save the Date: June 4 Event Joins North and South Jersey Ecovillagers

We’ve had separate groups meeting in the north/central part of the state (Ecovillage New Jersey) and the southern part of the state (Ecovillage South Jersey). Every once in a while we should all get together to socialize, exchange notes, learn … Continue reading

Posted in Cooperatives, Ecovillage, Ecovillagers, Education, Events, Organization | Leave a comment

Tamera Ecovillage Offers Unique Online Courses

Several months ago we hosted New Jerseyan Joshua Gottdenker on a Skype call about Tamera Ecovillage in Portugal. Tamera is a School and Research Station for Realistic Utopia The project was founded in Germany in 1978. In 1995 it moved … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Ecovillage, Education, Events, Organization | Leave a comment