Green Acres Permaculture Village is a small, retrofit, intergenerational intentional community in a core suburban college town neighborhood that integrates self-knowledge and expression with a shared culture among humans and the living Earth to encourage abundance on every level. 2018 CSA shares now available. See post below. Weekly Community Dinners continue through the end of May. 7 p.m. Neighbors and friends all invited.

The dinners are not potlucks, but giftings. However, you are welcome to bring food, drink or a donation, if that works for you. In any case, not necessary! Or maybe your guitar or banjo? In any case, come. Plus, we have now introduced "offerings" after dinner on occasion. So far, these have included a demonstration of Feldenkrais, a talk about the astrology of Donald Trump and the U.S.A., a knife sharpening skills, and salsa dancing lessons.

Green Acres Village

Want to build community, live sustainably, and, above all, have fun? Life in our growing ecovillage connects you on a daily basis with others who choose to live lightly on the land while deepening their connections with each other and the natural world.

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Green Acres Urban Farm

The Green Acres Neighborhood Garden (GANG) was established in the Spring of 2009, at the corner of DeKist and Overhill, Bloomington, Indiana. In the spring of 2016, while still continuing as a neighborhood garden, it evolved into the Green Acres Urban Farm.

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Green Acres Neighborhood Association

In 2006, in dialogue with the city of Bloomington, Green Acres created an official plan that is featured on the city gov website, and remains as the first and only neighborhood to feature the philosophy of sustainability in its official vision statement.

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Monday through Saturday, mid-April: Spring has sprung, finally!

Spring may be late in Indiana, but somehow, this week, both the plants and the people got going.

About time! The greenhouse ready to give up its seedlings.

So, at Monday morning work party, lots of moving stuff around. BTW: Christina (below) tried to come with her partner Payton again for this morning’s Saturday work party, but their car wouldn’t start . . .

 

On Tuesday (?) Solan (Nathan) and Dan planted all the brassicas.

 

I went out there again this morning, to see how their plants had fared after last night’s heavy rain. All intact.

This morning I also checked on the condition of the 60 flowering annuals that I planted yesterday (on sale at Lowe’s) in the two big mounds out front. All okay, too.

Also this morning, Solan and Dario replanted tomato seedlings into bigger pots.

Finally, not sure when, but a little roof went up to help shelter the new chicks, to arrive any day. See it? Beyond what will again be the tomato patch, on the side of the chicken coop.

We’ve got three hens now, will get seven chicks. Aggie, next door neighbor, wonders if it’s okay to toss scraps to them over the fence. Yes, just don’t give them citrus, onions or garlic. She and I talked about letting the chickens out into her back yard to eat bugs. She would watch so they wouldn’t wander into the street. I told Rebecca about the idea, and she suggested a chicken tractor instead. So that’s on the list, joining all sorts of other small construction projects.

Green Acres Permaculture Village 2018 CSA!

We offered a CSA for the growing season in 2016. Then, due to the departure of Brianna, the main CSA leader, we did not offer a CSA for 2017. This year, we’re back, with Solan (Nathan) and Alex, both relatively new residents, in the lead. In 2016 we had enough food for 3 full shares and one half share. This year, we’re growing enough to offer 5 full shares! This notice just went up on our fb page. So if you want in, better let us know ASAP.

 

April 5, Community Dinner: Salsa night! Plus doin’ the limbo!

Last night’s Thursday Dinner was held at the second DeKist house, with able and willing hosts John (on left) and Andreas.

As usual, at this house where there is a large living room, we ate dinner in small clusters.

Lots of grinning.

Afterwards, as planned for this evening (and why we needed the big, bare floor living room!), Mariella put on salsa music and introduced us to salsa dancing.

Then someone got the wild idea to “do the limbo.”

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