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Co-Creating Our Community into the Future Weekend

October 20-22, 2017


The GEC Council invites all who are connected to the Goodenough Community to join for a weekend of planning the sustainable future of our community.

Contact Colette Hoff for more information.






Calendar for Fall 2017



Dates to remember:



October 22, 2017

November 5, 2017



October 9, 2017

October 23, 2017

November 6, 2017

Co-Creating Community into Future

October 20-22, 2017


Third Age

November 3, 2017


Women's Gathering

November 4, 2017


Colette's Birthday Celebration

November 10, 2017



Women's Gathering
November 4, 10am-2pm

West Seattle


Join other women in a gathering of talking, laughter, creativity, and learning from each other's wisdom. Lunch is included.


Contact Hollis Ryan for more information.



Third Age
November 3, West Seattle


Those of us age 60 and older have been gathering every iother month, Friday evenings in Seattle, to talk about issues related to aging well. There is laughter, as well as deep conversation.

Contact Kirsten Rohde 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 Hoff.



Our ecoVillage project is growing into its permaculture inspired vision.


Contact Irene Perler for more

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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