The Eden Village Project
A Human Scale, Eco-Logically Diverse, Self-Sustainable
Eden Village is to be a planned EcoVillage Community in Northern California for Ecological, Egalitarian and Cooperative living in a Natural Learning and Healing Environment!
Frequently Asked Questions
The Emerging Vision
The Emerald Forest
Sustainable Community Network The Bioneers
Eden has been designed around a 2,320 acre Valley that will allow us to be able to grow all the food we would ever need, where we can build all our own naturally passive solar homes in a circle of homesteads all around the rim of this unique and beautiful Valley.
The Spirit of Place
To link people up with a real Connection to the Land and to reinforce their commitment to this community each of those individuals, couples or extended family groups who live in Eden will each be given 5 acres of Eden to build a home on, grow food on and to live on.
3 acre Homesteads
This is the place for you to build a home on within a one acre Circle within which you will do most of the things you do around your home and on a Homestead.
There you may do some gardening, plant some trees, keep some animals, build a workshop or a greenhouse and maybe a cabin for your friends.
The other 2 acres of the Homestead are to be left as wild and free as we find them to protect the natural flow of the land around them.
The Farm Sites
Another 2 acres goes along with each Homestead and right across from it as much as possible.
These are the Farm Sites where you may be able to do some serious small farming, and to practice the Natural Art of Permaculture on.
Or you may want to just grow your own food on that to have for sale and trade within in the community and beyond.
Self - Sustainability
Some people will be able to make a fairly good living right off their own Farm Sites, and that could be enough to support our self quite well.
Others will have a lot of other things that they may do as artists, musicians, and alternative builders and eco-designers and creators of natural products of all kinds.
The Community Farm
This will probably be about 300 acres in raspberries out in the valley that is run like a Community Business to create jobs and to support our own Sustainable Micro-Economy.
We will probably want to have our own home grown natural food store in the nearby town of Willits which is about 3 hours North of the Golden Gate Bridge.
There we will be able to sell some of the things we will be producing in Eden.
This will create even more jobs and a steady flow of income that will circulate in many different ways.
There will be a large camping and retreat area which already has 2 beautiful lakes in it and that will be set aside as a natural area along with the surrounding mountains.
That will be left very much the way it is right now and will be used only minimally that will not be developed in any way except for Green Burials way up in the farthest reaches.
There will be a large 64 acre area along one of the many Creeks that will be where Eden Village is actually centered and that area will be set aside for Community purposes.
There we will have meetings or other community activities, like art and music and workshops and Chautaqua style story telling celebrations of freedom and abundance.
Everything we do here is for the Children. They are the future Children of Eden.
It is for that reason that Eden is considered to be more of a Womens' Centered Community as we now must learn to honor the new Voices of the Feminine Spirit.
Women are the child bearers, and raising healthy and happy children in a Human Scale EcoVillage Community Environment is something that no amount of money can buy without Good Mothers.
We are backed up against over 50 thousand acres of extensive Protected Wilderness lands all along the east side of the valley that runs right up into Mendocino National Forest and beyond. We have worked very hard to get this turned into a designated wilderness area.
Over 700 Members
We do have a fairly large email group now, and that is now expanding rapidly. To Join just send a blank email without fail, to the email address below.
You will receive an instant confirmation request, and that you can just reply to without even reading it, just send it right back where it came from and then you will be instantly notified that you are in with all the other Friends of Eden, who care about the Earth, and all her children.
The Eden Journal
The next four issues of The Eden Journal will still be sent to your door for only a $10.00 contribution. Or you can make a more truly supportive donation if you would like using the donation button below, or you can just send that in the mail.
We can only continue on with this very meaningful work with a little more generous support as you might have guessed, from at least a few people, who will back us like a rock star.
Those who really can do a little more for the greater good, really might want to send in something more like Thirty Five Dollars once in a long while just so that, wee will have something real from you to work with, so that wee may continue on with this wee little project. In return we will send you a copy of the Eden Journal and the new DVD.
We will honor anything over a hundred dollars in writing within our email group, and we will send you a free copy of the Eden Journal and the full 42 minute animated DVD, and we will mention that in the email group and that will be counted towards your Contribution Pledge if you wish, just as a token of our appreciation. If you can kick in the full fifty dollar contribution, you will even get the newly printed, Kindred Spirits of the Emerald Forest. We do everything we can with your kind words and generous support. And there will even be 3 Free Indian Farmsites, as our way of giving back, and paying it forwards, out of loving gratitude, for all that we have been given. Many Thanks!
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