Windward is a sustainability/permaculture research center entering into its 33st year. We're located in the Cascadian forest of south-central Washington state, about 90 miles east of Portland, OR. Those who successfully complete a three month internship can consider becoming a stakeholder in the organization and starting to establish a sustainable home here.
Two points to consider: much of our current development work is focused on creating forest and garden based community systems rather than fossil-fuel based agriculture. Key to this work is the evolution of Herland Forest, our 20 acre natural burial cemetery.
The other point is that the core of the Windward community is a polyfidelitous line family that stewards the land, the forest, the gardens and the animals that are our partners in sustainable living.
If you're interested in the development of an ecologically sound alternative to the industrial-funeral complex, or the intersection of permaculture and polyamory, please get in touch.
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