About Us

We are a public-serving, experiential learning center to showcase and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression. Our goal is to incubate a local sustainability hub to allow people to see solutions in practice; to gain access to the knowledge and resources to empower them to take action in their own lives, neighborhoods, towns, cities and bio-regions. We hope to grow this green-center model into communities across the world in partnership with community centers, schools, park & recreation facilities and other local organizations.

Components

Demonstration Stations / Educational Exhibits

In a variety of sustainable practices: Rainwater Collection, Grey Water Systems, Composting, Aquaculture, Renewable Energy Systems (Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Pedal Power, etc), Gardens in a variety of Containers, Rooftop, Window boxes, etc.

Urban Garden/Farm

Vegetables, Fruits, Culinary Herbs, Native Plants, Medicinal Plants, Micro-Greens, Chickens, Bees and other beneficial insects and animals, Nursery & Greenhouse

Workshops

Gardening, Farming, Permaculture & Homesteading, Rainwater Harvesting, Greywater Systems, Natural Building: Cob, Strawbale, recycled/reclaimed materials, Mycelium/Mushroom Remediation, Renewable Energy Systems, Food Justice, Food Security, Slow Food, Composting (including Vermiculture), Arts and Crafts

Green Corps—Resiliency Response Teams

Training & coordinating local volunteers in neighborhood sustainability projects

Art Barn

Featuring a craft & costume shop, open space for rehearsals, classes, art exhibits and performances.

Community Shop Spaces

Bicycle Mechanics, Art BIKES, and bicycle trailers, Metal, Wood & Other Crafts(Silkscreen, Ceramics, etc), Bus /Auto Mechanic (Biofuel Conversions & Carshare)

Community Art Projects/Sculpture Garden

Featuring local artists’ creative work using natural materials and environmental themes

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Official Fragrance Free Policy:

In order to provide a friendly atmosphere for all, we strive to maintain a fragrance-free environment during all public gatherings. We encourage all visitors to refrain from using and /or applying natural and synthetic perfumes and essential oils, incense, and cleaning products.