Category Archives: Cooperatives

Holiday Convening of Eco-Communities Sunday Dec 10, 2017

Save the Date …and join us for some Collegial and Collective Holiday Cheer! Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:00 – 4:00 PM Zelin / Cloud Home8 Revere Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 At our annual holiday gathering we’ll look forward to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Now is The Right Time to Join Ecovillage New Jersey

Save the Date — Sunday, April 30 EVNJ Meetup at Rickey Farm in Vernon. Sign up and RSVP at our Meetup site.  Want to become more involved? Please update your information here.  What We’ve Accomplished So Far… and What You … Continue reading

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Join an Action Circle to Grow an Ecovillage Near You

Ecovillage NJ is forming Action Circles to actively plan and grow 1 to 4 cooperative communities in the Garden State in the next 2 years. We have 4 circles to choose from: urban, town, suburban, and rural. Our first meetings … Continue reading

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Holiday Party & EcoVillagers Cooperative pre-Launch!

Come and celebrate our first Ecovillage NJ Holiday Party! We’ll start with our traditional potluck at noon — accompanied by live music — and then will convene sometime after 2 pm for news, sharing, learning and discussion. This may be … Continue reading

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Nov 19 Meetup: Exploring Coops: What, Why and How They Work so Well

Saturday, November 19 at 12:00 PM, at Conservation Development LLC – Lise Thompson 626 Montgomery Road, Hillsborough, NJ (map) RSVP here Successful EcoVillages are built by people who understand what cooperative living is all about. Our coach in setting up … Continue reading

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Ecovillagers Cooperative: who we are, where we are going

We are a new Real Estate Investment Cooperative (REIC) seeking to organize, incubate, and invest in shared-equity, cooperatively-owned neighborhoods across the United States, beginning with a 2017 phase focused on Mid-Atlantic cities. Before building ecovillages, we are building an investment and … Continue reading

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