Cohousing/EcoVillages/Open House Weekend Wrap at East Bay Permaculture Guild May potluck

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After an extended hiatus, the East Bay Permaculture Guild meetings have resumed in person. Meeting every 2nd Monday of the month.

WHAT: East Bay Permaculture Guild May Meeting!

WHEN: Monday, May 8, 2023, 6:30-8:30 PM
always the second Monday evening)

WHERE: a PLACE for Sustainable Living, our local sustainable community center for education and activism

WHAT TO BRING: Potluck items if you can! And an appetite for learningNational Cohousing Open House Weekend 2023

  • Summary: Let’s talk Sustainable Community:EcoVillages & Cohousing at the May monthly second-Mondays East Bay Permaculture Guild Potluck Gathering
  • Title: National Cohousing Weekend Recap and Ecovillage/Permaculture Workshop 
  • Description: Come join us for our monthly meeting and potluck, and find out about some of the highlights of this weekend’s National Cohousing open house events (we look forward to hearing about ones you visited!)

Cohousing communities, intentional neighborhoods designed for community and sustainability, bring together private homes with large shared areas. Research has found they start green and get greener. Folks work together to plant edible landscaping, grow food, cook together, and live richer, simpler lives through shared meals and mutual support. They form the key building blocks of EcoVillages, neighborhoods designed for sustainability, part of the original inspiration for what we today call permaculture. So much more is possible when you know your neighbors and some (if not all) share a passion for living well together and reducing our impacts while getting closer to the earth.

If you’ve studied permaculture formally, you’ll recognize that it all begins with “Zone Zero,” the social and physical structures that make our homes.

Following a short presentation, we will have large and small-group discussions about the intersection of permaculture, EcoVillages, and cohousing, and what we vision for ourselves and our communities. Hear about new initiatives for community that’s affordable and share how established communities are bringing about individual and collective transformation, within and beyond their borders.

If you want to go yourself and share at our meeting Monday, here’s a full list of local in-person (and selected national virtual) events:

Please reach out to us with any questions! RSVP here.

Donations are greatly appreciated and NOTAFLOF!

This is our monthly East Bay Permaculture Guild gathering which happens on the 2nd Monday of every month. Meet the people behind local projects and find others with similar passions. Find new ways to connect, collaborate, discuss and share resources.

Please join us for an evening of food, community and new beginnings!

Contact note: This will be an indoor event practicing social solidarity, welcome all with no restrictions – aka, Own Your Safety.

EBCOHO Note: While this is not a cohousing-specific gathering, we know lots of EBCOHO members are interested in co-creating natural environments for living that include sustainable food production, and you can find many allies for building community at gatherings like this. And while permaculture is stereotypically about plants and animals, don't forget that it ultimately includes energy and social layers, and cohousing can be a key building block in sustainable community living, in the EcoVillage or any other model.

Join area permies at a monthly event on the second Monday of the month for an East Bay Permaculture Group monthly meeting. Please bring your questions, announcements, ideas, stories, and visions of how permaculture can help us bridge through the transition as we co-create a more permanent culture based on Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share

Please forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested in attending.

  • May 08, 2023 at 6:30pm – 8pm
  • a PLACE for Sustainable Living
    1121 64th St
    Oakland, CA 94608
    United States
    Google map and directions
  • 17 people are going
  • Ajay Tallam

Will you come?