Sunday, June 14, 2009

Common Ground's first on-site vision meeting


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We held our first meeting vision this evening, down by the pond. Started with a potluck dinner and an outpouring of volunteer spirit to dig 67 holes needed for the fence.

Here are some of the 'visions' of our group:

C.G.
Spacious open feeling
Abundance - Herbs, flowers
Fun: Playground
Life: Water flowing, paths, solar water features
Career and professional life is supported and showcased here.
Learning from one another

J.V.
Individuals helping one another
Wealth in friendship and help

C.M
Knowing each other Deeply from the years together, the ups and downs of life
together

J.V.
Feeling like family to one another - no discrimination

Intern (Eric?)
Children have a greater experience living amongst a larger family

F.V.
Food: Paths are a feast of food and companionship
Continuance of sharing our space with the greater community and greater
world

K.B.
Being open with oneself and sharing oneself with neighbors
Keep awareness of what we do and how it affects the larger community

D.H
Our front houses facing one another: openness to each other
Able to say what we need for full respectfulness in our lives

A.G.
A new family feeling vulnerable - giving faith to the process of this
community
Trees, dappled sun places to be together and alone
A dock into the pond

C.G.
Our house feels like it is shared as part of the community
Chickens!
Our community is a model for others to look at

A.R.
More self contained - cocooned
Lots of kids

V.C.
Homebound - likes to be able to see coming and going. Likes paths enveloped
around her
Diversity

T.G.
Likes the site layout
Feels like the community is much larger than it is

S.M.
Has exceeded his expectations
Closeness and genuineness
Feels secure and warm here
Thankful to be here

Interns
Cultural diversity
We provide comfort

A.M
A sign "Common Ground"
Atauri gate
A Totem
Sacred grounds

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