Along with our Sustainable Living Centers in Harrisonburg, VA and Starksboro, VT, several sites are aligned with New Community Project as Affiliates. These are places that put our core values into practice and with whom we have joined in a mutually supportive relationship. They welcome visitors and host interns, and work at issues related to food production, built environments, energy conservation, human justice, and connecting local and global realities. While NCP offers modest financial support, they differ from our other Centers in that their work is not exclusively done in the name of NCP, and their leadership is not considered NCP staff.
Coordinator Todd Wynward is an author, educator, innovator and collaborator. He is active in local and national efforts to promote sustainability, and has a special interest in experiential learning and building alliances with native communities. Some of what is offered in Taos: Rewilding the Way wilderness immersion experiences and yurt-housed retreat space; local initiatives ranging from dairy goats to beekeeping to green construction and more; study and reflection groups; internships for qualified candidates that include stipend and room and board. Learn more about the Taos affiliate here. Contact Todd at email@example.com
Lybrook Community Ministries is a long-time Church of the Brethren site for providing services to the Dineh (Navajo) of Northwest New Mexico. Traditionally focused on offering a potable water source, promoting education and holding worship services, with the arrival of Jim and Kim Therrien the ministry has expanded to include promotion of local food production and water catchment, building a community laundry, and joining with the Dineh to challenge the hydraulic fracking that has become widespread in the area. Offerings at Lybrook include: Hosting an annual NCP Learning Tour; welcoming visitors to learn about their work among the Dineh; providing a site for interns and short- or longer-term workers and volunteers; alerting the NCP network to Dineh advocacy campaigns. Learn more about the Lybrook Affiliate here. Contact Jim Therrien at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rhodes family is establishing a holistic farming process that includes features such as rotational grazing, agroforestry, vegetable gardening, and specialty crops such as mushrooms. On-site livestock include Scottish Highland cattle, sheep, ducks, and chickens. They regularly schedule workdays and reading/reflection gatherings. Offerings at Rising Locust include: Welcoming visitors or volunteers; hosting workdays and reflections groups (often including a meal featuring food from the farm); holding workshops related to food production, energy conservation and their philosophy of farming. Learn more about our Rising Locust Affiliate here; contact Harry Rhodes at email@example.com
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