We set out to transform ourselves, our community and the world by embodying, creating, and spreading models for sustainable urban community. To this end, we are helping facilitate the expansion of social and economic structures based on cooperation, sustainability, and justice.

How are we doing this?

  • By supporting and developing sustainable urban living situations
  • By developing local, organic food sources
  • By fostering the social network of individuals and groups with similar values and vision
  • By creating opportunities for people to reduce their dependence on federal reserve notes

Descriptions of current projects are here.

There is no paid position for this work.

Existing organizations are specialized.  We choose to engage in a variety of inter-related projects because we believe in an approach that integrates all aspects of life.  It’s possible to do some of this work in exchange for payment, but hard to make a living within mainstream social and economic constructs.

Please support us in this work! – here’s how.

Why us? After many years living at Twin Oaks Community in Central Virginia, followed by 2 years exploring other communities, cooperatives, and community-oriented projects in the US and in Europe, we bring a unique and valuable skill set. We’ve both had transformative experiences living in community; both with the nuts and bolts physical labor involved as well as the headier process and policy aspects. We are choosing to live simply and keep our expenses low so that we can more fully dedicate our time and energy to manifest this vision.  We are committed to realizing this vision in collaboration with the local community of which we are a part, and to helping create similar opportunities for others.  We believe our years of experience living and working in cooperative groups, and our extensive touring of these groups, gives us what we need to be successful.

Why now? The impending environmental crisis, the ongoing economic crisis, and the collective sense of isolation and alienation in the face of hardship call out for us to take action!  The economic meltdown and worsening environmental situation is driving many people to apathy.   In the face of these intense challenges, now is the perfect time to join together to strengthen and expand our collective resources, jump-starting the evolution of our urban environments into sustainable and joyful places.

Please read our reflections on our backgrounds and our choice to pursue this work.

What do YOU get out of this?

We will send out regular emails updates on our activities, as well as posting on this blog.    If you live in the Charlotteeville area, we invite you to come by Woodfolk House any time.  We also hold many events and gatherings here at the house and around town to which you are welcome; we will keep you abreast of these activities.   And finally, you get the satisfaction of helping make the world a better place.  Click here to sign up for our email list.

We welcome your feedback!

We’re part of a small group of people in the world charting this new territory.  We draw on support, ideas, feedback, and inspiration from others doing similar work, but that isn’t enough.  Let us know what you think  Share your own experiences that resonate with what we’re doing.  Tell us we’re crazy!  Cheer us on!

Wanna know more?

Click on the headings below for details on the topics covered above and more:


~ by skybluestar on January 25, 2009.

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