Today Shareable.net published my article about living and working collectively.
Aprovecho is a 40-acre center 15 miles south of Eugene, Oregon dedicated to researching and teaching sustainable living practices and green skills.
Rosie Kirincic works there with six other staff members. She lives with four of them on-site. Those six people are coordinating the construction of a 2,500 square foot community-meeting hall using natural building methods. They manage rotating crews of work-traders who come to help with the project through the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) organization.
They tend a 1.5-acre organic garden, and they actively manage 23 acres of forest using sustainable practices. That can mean felling trees with hand tools and hauling timber using a visiting team of draft horses.
They hold workshops in organic agriculture, permaculture design, eating a 100-mile diet, sustainable forestry, green building, and what they call appropriate technology, which includes building solar water heaters, bicycle grain mills, and composting toilets.
And they manage to do all of this without a boss. “It’s a consensus organization,” Kirincic explains.
You can read the rest of the article here. Thanks!