Hi Friends –
In February, David and I escaped from the damp and dark of Victoria to spend 2 beautiful snowy weeks at Ed and Viv Abbott’s home at Rowanwood, a rural co-operative on 92 acres of land near Orillia, Ontario (only half an hour from Camp NeeKauNis). We were warmly welcomed by members of the co-op – pot luck, movie night, tea and conversation.
They are looking for a young family or couple interested in community living and I thought that Friends would be a good fit. Rowanwood was incorporated in 1981 based on principles of consensus decision-making, shared leadership and a commitment to the stewardship of the land. There is a working sugar-bush (David pitched in with the tapping and we got a taste of the first syrup this year!), a communal organic garden, a pond and beautiful trails throughout the wetland/mixed hardwood acreage. The 9 member families each live in their own home, one of which (a 4-bedroom living unit) is now available for a prospective new member-family.
To enquire please contact Miriam Owen or Laird Keith; email: miriam.laird AT distributel DOT net
— Celia Cheatley