We believe that our times call for radical change in our lives. We seek to live, play, and work in a way that encourages happiness, health, and well-being.
We believe that living well comes from cultivating community, freedom, and creation of meaning in one’s life, rather than in economic measures of wealth.
We recognize the precarious ecological position of our planet under the predominant economic system, the deterioration of community and interpersonal connection through compartmentalization and separation, and the need to heal prior and current social injustices as motivators for change.
We aim to move beyond sustainability and toward regeneration of our natural living systems.
What Problems Does Intentional Community Address?
Global Problems: Climate change, over-consumption.
National Problems: Apathy/Reduced Civic Engagement. Extreme socio-economic inequality.
St. Louis Problems: Division (90+ municipalities), Racism/Segregation, Suspicion of cooperative efforts/organization. Lack of decent affordable housing which access to wealth-building capacity.
Neighborhood Problems: Lack of block-level social focal points to foster cohesion. Lack of community-building skill-sets. Lack of engagement with nature. Inconvenience/lack of walk-ability.
Family/Individual Level Problems: Disconnection/Isolation (nuclear family), disempowerment, hopelessness in facing large social problems. These problems result in additional problems: overconsumption, compromised health, reduced sense of well-being, addiction.
The formation of cooperative intentional communities is one holistic approach to addressing the issues above.