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Annual Weekend

March 10 to 12



The Goodenough Community is the organizing structure which sponsors programs such as the Men's, Women's, Couples, and Third Age cultural programs, as well as the annual Sahale Summer Camp, Human Relations Lab, and True Holidays Celebration.

Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments, and plan for the future of the Goodenough Community; a place for Human Development.


March 10: Weekend begins at 8pm, with dinner at 6:30.

March 12: Weekend concludes at 3pm.


Calendar for 2016-2017



See listing for a complete calendar for the fall and winter '16-'17


Dates to remember:


GEC Annual Weekend,

March 10-12, 2017


Sahale Summer Camp for 9-12 year olds,

June 25 - July 1, 2017


Human Relations Laboratory,

August 6-12, 2017






A Study of Islam


Convocation: a Church and Ministry is offering a weekly Sunday night gathering in Seattle with a focus on learning about the Islamic faith. This is an organized social response to the times we are in, offered by the members of Convocation, an interfaith organization and a part of the Goodenough Community. We believe that becoming more knowledgeable about this great world religion will help us extend informed support and counter unkindness.  


Come join the circle on Sunday evenings at 7pm, in Seattle. For more information, please contact Colette Hoff, M.Ed. While we started our study in January, newcomers are welcome to join the conversation.


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Our ecoVillage project is growing into its permaculture inspired vision.


Contact Irene Perler for more information.

Quest Counseling & Healing Center

John and Colette Hoff, gifted counselors with more than 30 years experience, have empowered countless clients to be more effective as individuals, partners, parents, and members of society. No matter what your issues, they will help--with gentleness and insight.

To schedule an appointment, email Colette
Articles and Announcements

Internships Are Available for the Serious Student of Life in Community

We are seriously seeking experienced and mature interns to further development of Sahale Retreat Center and EcoVillage, in the following areas: farming and gardening, animal husbandry, off-grid technology, facility maintenance and development, and educational programs. Please contact Irene Perler at for details.

Seasons and Cycles in Evolving Community
by John L. Hoff

... Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor remind us that formal histories tell the stories of governments, wars, and economics. However, the story of people, average people in ordinary jobs who are trying to be good human beings by passing forward the life-sustaining sense of community and culture, are ignored.

Where Did We Come From: Understanding the Communitarian Movement

by John and Colette Hoff

... word community is used in a variety of ways, sometimes referring to people and other times to a place, and still more often as a spiritual glue that holds people together around ideas and causes. Enjoy this informative article by 2 leaders of the communitarian movement ...


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