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The Goodenough Community is a long-term experiment in community formation and development sponsored by the American Association for the Furtherance of Community.

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Upcoming Goodenough Comunity Events

Happy New Year!                             

The Goodenough Community wishes you all the best new year!

May your dreams take root in these dark months, and blossom in the Spring!

Couples Gathering

Friday, January 23, 2015


We will explore the joys, challenges, and effective processes for maintaining the health of committed relationships, in a network supportive couples.


Contact Colette Hoff for more information.


Art at Sahale                                    

The Weavery is a space for artistic retreats, workshops and classes.


Contact Kirsten Rohde for more information.



EcoVillage at Sahale


Our ecoVillage project is growing into its permaculture inspired vision.


Contact Irene Perler for more information.


Events, Articles and Announcements
GEC programs alive and well! John and Colette are open for counseling appointments. Even though we have moved out of our previous Seattle Community Center, we are continuing to host cultural gatherings and meetings in members' homes.  John and Colette are finding creative options for continuing to meet with counseling clients. To schedule an appointment, contact Colette and John Hoff at

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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