By Jim Schenk Imago, starting in its own neighborhood, with people it knew and cared about made a lot of sense. So, it invited 29 people to come join us for a meeting looking at developing an ecovillage on Enright Ave. Seventeen of them showed up: Diana, pharmacist; Dennis, chef; Sharon, psychiatric nurse; Jerry, Contractor; Jeanne, nurse; Michael, graphic designer; Kim, social worker; Kathy, … Read More History of Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village
We have 742 McPherson for sale in Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage. We now have a second house for sale at 764 Wells St. It is a cute little two bedroom house with a nice backyard, back deck and tool shed. We will put more information about it, with pictures on our website.
Last night we showed a Meet Up group focused on Intentional Communities for our ecovillage. We talked about many aspects of the ecovillage including housing. We invited them to move to our ecovillage, of course, but encouraged them, even more, to start an ecovillage in their own neighborhood. It takes three or four families, interested in setting up a retrofit (using an existing neighborhood), … Read More Housing, Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage
Along with Insulation, we install double pane windows and insulated doors. Conduction and infiltration are two of the major problems in older homes. The insulation helps primarily with the conduction issues, the double pane windows and insulated doors deal primarily with infiltration. If you have been in a house where air is coming in, no matter what the temperature is set at, it will … Read More Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillages housing – stopping infiltration and conduction.
A large percentage of houses in Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage have been well insulated. Jerry Ropp, who has been our contractor for 19 buildings has insulated these houses as well as another 20 houses himself. Almost all the houses that we have insulated had a few inches of rockwool (a type of insulation) in their ceilings, but not near enough. The walls are almost … Read More Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage energy efficient housing – insulation.
The Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage Farm project Ecojam is this coming Friday, June 16, 2017. There is great music with the Tillers and four other bands. There will be music and great food! It is going to be at Common Roots, the ecovillage pub. If you haven’t been to the pub, this would be a great time to come by. If you have been … Read More Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage Farm Project ECO-JAM
I have written a book on Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage. I am now seeking a publisher. Here is a section of the introduction on why we need to develop urban ecovillages. INTRODUCTION THE NEED FOR A NEW STORY A story in this context refers to the cultural story, what we have been told and come to believe about the way things are and have … Read More ENRIGHT RIDGE URBAN ECOVILLAGE BOOK, A SECTION OF THE INTRODUCTION
Yesterday Eileen and I listened to a podcast by the nature guys (www.natureguys.org) on the black rat snake. I haven’t seen a black rat snake for probably a year. In the afternoon I was working in my greenhouse and turned around, and there was a black rat snake in my greenhouse. It was a little spooky, but also a wonderful coincidence. I have a … Read More Black rat snake in Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage
In last post I wrote about Pat Dolan who died last week, and offered to share some ideas about her view of death. Pat, while living in the ecovillage, became enamored with Buddhism. She grew up Catholic. For many years she was involved with the Grail, an organization of Catholic women. She connected with some Buddhist teachers who came and presented at Grailville and … Read More Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage’s Pat Dolan view on death.
Yesterday we learned that Pat Dolan, a co-founder of Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage, died. She was an important part of our lives for many years. The first meeting, when we founded Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage in June, 2004, was held in her home, as were many meetings following. Eileen and I first got to know Pat well in 1969. She was in graduate school … Read More THE DEATH OF A FOUNDER OF ENRIGHT RIDGE URBAN ECOVILLAGE, AND A DEAR FRIEND
This is a reminder that this evening is the Solarize Cincinnati presentation at the Imago Earth Center. Solar really is NOW! Come join us if you can. Solar won’t only save money but will both reduce our carbon footprint and also reduce the amount of damage done by the extraction of coal and oil from the Earth and reduce fracking. The Earth is this … Read More Solarize Cincinnati Presentation this evening
Walking in the woods around Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage yesterday, we came across this new resident of the ecovillage, one of our thousands of residents. We were sure that the mother was nearby standing in fear. We quickly took the picture and moved on. The doe had placed the fawn in a secluded place which happened to be right along side of the path. … Read More Meet a new Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage Resident