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Co-ops & Businesses

A key to flourishing here is the success of our economy.  A primary goal is to establish co-ops to support the community’s needs.

via Wikipedia:

A cooperative is a legal entity owned and democratically controlled by its members. Members often have a close association with the enterprise as producers or consumers of its products or services, or as its employees.

Cooperatives are typically based on the cooperative values of “self-help, self-responsibility, democracy and equality, equity and solidarity” and the seven cooperative principles:

  1. Voluntary and open membership
  2. Democratic member control
  3. Economic participation by members
  4. Autonomy and independence
  5. Education, training and information
  6. Cooperation among cooperatives
  7. Concern for community


Our cooperatives may include co-ops for

  • Design/building
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Animal farming/land-management
  • Children’s education (school)

and any other co-op deemed helpful by our villagers.  We also imagine using our base of producing and processing nutrient dense food to export some high-value processed products.  There are lots of possibilities which will arise out of the vision and passion of the individual settlers.