The following was sent from the core group of Port Gardner Cohousing Community. They hosted an event in Everett, Washington at the end of July 2017 for people interested in cohousing.
We have 8 core members now and are actively recruiting individuals and families. We had a public event on July 31, called “What’s It Like to Live in Cohousing?” A panel of people currently living in cohousing were there to say what they like and don’t like about cohousing — the realities. The other groups represented on the panel were Tammany Commons, a forming community which plans to find land around Marysville, WA; and Skagit Cohousing which is forming in Skagit Valley. Upper Langley Cohousing also has a lot for sale. (Another group in the Skagit/Whatcom County area is forming and looking for land to buy. They are called Inspired Cohousing. – editor’s note)
Port Gardner Cohousing Community is made of of people who love Everett. We love the size of Everett, and the lack of traffic and congestion. We enjoy the walkability, and the fact that we have our own hockey team, baseball team, orchestra, community theater and historic theater, plus our own public radio station. Living right on Puget Sound gives us beautiful views and access to the water. We have beautiful parks and the best public boat launch on the west coast. We have great restaurants and coffee shops, including a new vegan restaurant. For more information, contact Patrick Hall.
More info will be sent later, but the general schedule will be typical for a 1-day NICA Gathering. It will be on a Saturday, starting around 10 AM, go until 4:30 or 5 PM, and in this case there will be optional evening activities for those who wish to stay. It will be hosted by Star Community, at a house in North Beacon Hill/Rainier Valley area of Seattle.
We will do our best to help facilitate ride-shares, and arrange homestays for people who are interested to come on Friday night or stay over on Saturday, returning to their homes on Sunday.
We are working on new display boards and a new NICA brochure, so we would appreciate some updated photos of your community: the buildings, people, gardens, animals, whatever.
While you’re at it, tell us if there have been important changes you’d like us to know. Digital images preferred. Send to gogreen (at)usa.com. If you’re sending prints via USPS, you can address it to Syd/NICA at 9209 Palatine Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.
Please send them to arrive by June 22 if possible. Outreach opportunities await!
Here is an upcoming opportunity to learn about cohousing or to share information about your interest/forming community. If you are in the latter camp, please come prepared to talk about your community (each group will have 3-5 minutes). If you have any flyers or graphics to share, please contact the event sponsor, Grace Kim.
This is the link for the Eventbrite registration page. Please share via social media or other personal networks.