Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!


Coach and Consensus Trainer Martie Weatherlly

Coach and Consensus Trainer Martie Weatherlly

Mid Atlantic Cohousing and Meditation Friendly Cohousing are co-sponsoring a workshop for forming and established cohousing communities:

Making Consensus Work –
How to Reach Decisions Collaboratively

Date:          Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time:          1:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Place:          Private Home near Takoma Park Metro Station
Presenter: Martie Weatherly from Liberty Village.

Are you struggling with consensus in your community?
Do you have persistent blocks and find it hard to get work done using consensus?
Are you trying to learn how to make decisions together as a group?

This introduction to consensus explores what consensus decision-making provides to collaborative communities, why it works, and how it produces decisions that everyone can implement wholeheartedly.

See the flyer for details and registration information.




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Happy Hour + Permaculture = How Does Your Garden Grow?

Permaculture in action!

Permaculture in action!

presents a

Happy Hour

Introduction to Permaculture Design

Friday, July 25, 2014, 5:00pm – 7:00 pm
Cromwell Valley Park, Sherwood House
2002 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD 21234

Learn how to meet more of your basic needs for food, water, and energy, locally, by acquiring an in-depth understanding of your home property.  We can tap our local natural resources (sun, wind, water, soil, flora and fauna) to create site-specific design for a more self-reliant human habitat.

Redesign your life-style to grow your own food organically, harvest rain water while recharging the water table, retrofit your home for passive heating and cooling, and recycle wastes as fertilizer.  In so doing we reduce fossil fuel consumption, repair the health of all life forms, and improve our local economies.

Instructor:  Patricia Ceglia is a professional architectural designer, ecological site planner, and life-long organic gardener.  She consults for private clients, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, and teaches the Permaculture Design Certificate course at Wilson College, and at Heathcote Education Program, Cromwell Valley Park, Towson, MD.

$15 – $25 sliding scale, light refreshments provided
RSVP by Wednesday, July 23, 2014:  [email protected]

Our next Permaculture Design Course starts Sept. 20-21, 2014!
For more information see:

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Cohousing Events: HOT Summertime Activities!

Find a cohousing activity near you!

Cohousing activities this summer!

HOT Summertime Activities!

So … maybe you’ve been on Mid Atlantic Cohousing’s annual bus tour.   Maybe you’ve even been to some cohousing communities on your own.  You might even have been to a conference or workshop.   Now … you’re wondering … what else can I do to learn more about cohousing in the Mid Atlantic area?


Two Words:
Summertime Events!


Saturday, June 28, 2014

SheeFlee Cohousing — Crozet, VA

Potluck Social and Group Meeting-
noon -2:00 pm

1317 Parkview Drive, Crozet, Virginia.

Thursday, July 4th

Liberty Village Cohousing — Libertytown/Union Bridge, MD


3:00 p.m.  Pool available. Bring meat or entré to grill and one side dish to share.

RSVP:  [email protected]

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6-7:30 p.m.

Wissahickon Village Cohousing

Cohousing Information Session

Wadsworth Library (Wadsworth and Michener Aves), 1500 E. Wadsorth Ave, Philadelphia PA 19150

Currently talking with developer Ken Weinstein about renovating part of the Mt Airy Presbyterian Church property into cohousing.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cohousing activities for children of  all ages!

Cohousing activities for children of all ages!

Sheeflee Cohousing, Crozet, VA

Bar-b-que & Pool Party!
6:00pm – 9:00pm • Barbeque and Pool Party

1317 Parkview Drive, Crozet, VA

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Heathcote Community, Freeland, MD

Wilderness Awareness:  Nature
Connection and Survival Skills

Weekend Workshop 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:  Sliding scale $125 – $250

Click here to register

Sunday, July 13, 2014 10:00 a-1:00p

Meditation Friendly Cohousing

Sociocracy Workshop

Register via Washington DC Area Cohousing Meetup

Friday, July 25, 2014, 5:00pm – 7:00 pm

Heathcote Community, Freeland, MD

Happy Hour/Introduction to Permaculture Design

Cromwell Valley Park, Sherwood House

2002 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD 21234

Check out summertime activities in cohousing!

Check out summertime activities in cohousing!

Saturday, August 23, 2014 (All day)

Visitor Day

Heathcote Community, Freeland, MD

Heathcote is a beautiful, peaceful place to visit.  Permaculture demonstration site features three high tunnels, several gardens, a lined catch basin, a strawbale house, a historic mill building, and more.  Lots of woods for hiking, a hammock for resting, a stream for wading, and many secluded areas.

Learn more about visitor days

Sunday, September 7, 2014   3:00 p.m.

Tour Takoma Village Cohousing
6827 4th St NW, Washington DC

Admission is by reservation only.  To reserve your space, go to Log in, join the group, and you’ll be ready to sign up for the tour.

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Sept. 20, 2014-May 17, 2015 (six weekends)

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Cost:  Sliding scale $1,000-$1,200

Early Bird Discount:  $100 if you register by August 15, 2014

Cromwell Valley Park, Towson, MD

Sunday, September 21st from 12 – 5 pm

Hundredfold Farm, Gettysburg, PA
Adams County Heritage Festival

Annual event held the third Sunday in September with music, food, arts, crafts, vendors, craft demonstrations, children’s activities, and family fun.

Visit Hundredfold Farm booth at this FREE event, held at the Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Saturday, September 27th starting at 2 pm

Hundredfold Farm, Gettsyburg,  PA

3rd Annual “Welcome to Fall” Festival at Hundredfold Farm with live music by Klinger McFry

Rain or shine on the terrace. 3rd Annual Welcome to Fall event at Hundredfold Farm” with the Klinger McFry band performing from 2- 5 pm, followed by a potluck supper. Community tours will be available by request from 2-5 pm.

Special event held at Hundredfold Farm, 1400 Evergreen Way, Orrtanna, PA 17353.

Cohousing:   Building a Better Society
… One Neighborhood at a Time!


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