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Labor Day Work/Play Weekend

September 1-4, 2017

Come enjoy the end of summer, reconnect with friends, join in some projects, and play at SahaleSahale!

Contact Colette Hoff for more information.



Calendar for Fall 2017



Dates to remember:



August 27, 2017



August 28, 2017


Labor Day Work/Play Party

September 1-4, 2017


Third Age

September 8, 2017


Men's Gathering & Tent Take-Down

October 6-8, 2017


Women's Gathering

October 7, 2017



Third Age
Friday, Sept. 8,

West Seattle


Join fellow "60 and olders" for an evening of conversation and laughter. Potluck starts at 6pm.


Contact Kirsten Rhode for more information.


Men's Gathering & Tent Take-Down
October 6-8, Sahale


Join other men in sharing the wisdom we have gathered from our lives about being and expressing ourselves as good me. The weekend will begin with working together to take down the white tent.


Contact Bruce Perler for more information.

Women's Gathering
October 7, 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.

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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