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Learn more about GreenLeaf Cohabitation – The Ukiah Daily Journal

For the editor:

My husband and I purchased 40 acres off the grid many years ago. We built our house, raised our children and grew our fruits and vegetables on our land. It was a blessed life and now we are ready to move on to another phase of our life. I’m thrilled to be part of a group of founders looking to create a better way to live. GreenLeaf Cohousing is a recent venture aimed at establishing an affordable, environmentally friendly, senior and child friendly cohousing community. Our vision is to build a supportive village where young people can grow up and seniors can age gracefully in place. We invite people to join us for a virtual open house to learn more. We have two calls to provide more opportunities for people to join us: one on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. PT and another on Sunday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Please email [email protected] for the Zoom link.

Cohabitation refers to a community of houses clustered around shared common spaces and resources, such as a community house for daily meals, and outdoor structures and amenities. A large community garden provides fresh produce for community vegan meals, with the option for residents to enjoy meals of their choice in their own homes.

Cohabitation is unique in that it is developed, designed and governed by the people who live there. The “village” design structurally facilitates community engagement and appeals to people who want deeper relationships and non-hierarchical decision-making. Households are private and economically self-sufficient.

We are currently evaluating site options in West Sonoma County and West Mendocino County, California. Join us to learn more about GreenLeaf Cohousing and how you can get involved in the visionary community you might want to be part of!

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-Janae Stephens, Ukiah