An intentional community is a planned neighborhood designed for a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. An ecovillage is a type of intentional community. Intentional Community includes more than just ecovillages; it includes cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, co-ops, and housing cooperatives. These communities offer hope and support. Learn more at ic.org.
Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) is an invasive species in the United States that was imported from east Asia for hedges. It’s a rapidly growing shrub that forms dense thickets, which block light and prevent native plants from growing. Large swaths of Ohio have been taken over by this pesky plant. Small growths can be pulledContinue reading “Managing Pesky Honeysuckle”
Why grow native plants? If you plant a garden, you might think of tomatoes, potatoes, broccoli, and green beans. But these are all foreign species from South America and Europe. They’ve been domesticated, bred, and brought to Ohio by waves of settlers. Native plants are those which originally existed in Ohio, rather than being introducedContinue reading “Edible Native Plants”
Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage is an environmentally focused non-profit located in Cincinnati’s East Price Hill neighborhood. Our mission is to be an ecologically responsible community, sharing ideas, resources, and a reverence for the Earth. Through a shared sense of place, transparent governance, community projects, and education, we are striving to create and preserve a sustainableContinue reading “What’s Enright Ridge Ecovillage all About?”
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, an initiative that brings locally sourced food straight to your table! Over the last 25 years, CSA has become a popular and mindful method of grocery shopping. This process creates a symbiotic relationship between farmers and consumers, where both parties benefit alongside the Earth. Typically, farmers will offer “shares”Continue reading “What is CSA?”
An eco-village is a community with a goal of becoming more socially, culturally, economically, and/or ecologically sustainable. So, how does an ecovillage accomplish this goal? First, people involved in the ecovillage must establish a specific vision and mission that supports these goals. From there, the eco-village can impact a larger community. It is important to note thatContinue reading “What is an ecovillage?”
The Harvest Pancake Brunch was a grand success, attracting half again as many people as expected. Many thanks to all the people who pitched in to make it a fun event. The food was delicious thanks to our donor sponsors and the volunteer cooks though it was hard keeping up with the demand. Common RootsContinue reading “Harvest Pancake Brunch a success”
Date and Time: Sun, October 15, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT Location: Common Roots 3642 West 8th Street Cincinnati, OH 45205 For Ticket information see the following: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-pancake-brunch-tickets-37109515560. *All proceeds benefit Urban Earth Farms’ Vision and Mission. https://www.enrightecovillage.org/our-csa/. *We reserve theContinue reading “Harvest Pancake Brunch”
Sign up with the Kroger Community Rewards Program and help the Ecovillage If you would like to support the Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage, please consider signing up for the Kroger Community Rewards Program using our NPO number 72224 or Enright Urban Ecovillage.
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