We are a decentralized rural community sharing 240 acres of canyon land in eastern Washington. The two main parcels are nonprofit corporations with dweller-owned homes, some on and some off the grid. Five adjoining parcels are owned by alumni.
We are 50 people whose lifestyles and interests are varied: from seasonal laborers and weekenders to rural commuters to primitivists who rarely leave the canyon; from high-tech to no-tech; from carnies to vegans.
Our differing pursuits include growing organic food to eat and sell, self-sufficiency, potlucks, carpentry, quilting, computers, cooking, massage, herbs, mycology, art, seed saving, nature loving, volleyball, brewing, crafts, parenting, flowers, orchards, reading, relaxing, rebellion, rituals, music, and compost.
Farm-grown veggies sell in Spokane and through community-supported agricultures (CSAs). A limited number of apprenticeships are available yearly. Occasional openings occur when a member sells. Buyers must be approved through consensus meetings. We have one general meeting a year and weekly potlucks. We associate and/or dissociate with each other freely. In reference to our typical shortcomings, one member notes, "We are a microcosm of the outside world." Those wishing information should write or email and inspire us to respond.