I’ve finally visited the LAEcovillage! That’s been on my list for some time, since it’s so close and offers tours to visitors. It also has a long history, and a lot we can learn from them about sustaining relationships with group members over time.
In the tour of the grounds we saw beautiful gardens and plants. I didn’t feel like I was in the middle of LA anymore, it felt very peaceful. It was pretty amazing what transformation can be achieved with a normal size property with 2 apartment buildings. There were also workshops for bikes, tools, and sewing.
The open house featured workshops, including ones on conflict resolution and consensus decisionmaking, very useful skills for people living together!