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Friends of Sahale Weekend

January 12-14

Join Sahale residents, community, and other friends of Sahale in appreciating our special country property, and planning for its future.

We will work in groups to strategize ways to accomplish goals, while enjoying each other’s company.

Contact Kirsten Rhode for more information.



Calendar for Winter & Spring 2018


Dates to remember:



January 7, 2018
January 28, 2018
February 11, 2018
February 25, 2018


January 8, 2018
January 29, 2018
February 12, 2018
February 26, 2018

Friends of Sahale Weekend

January 12-14, 2018


Women's Gatherings

January 20, 2018

March 3, 2018

Women's Weekend: April 13-15, 2018


Men's Program

June 8-10, 2018


Third Age

January 19, 2018

March 2, 2018


Lab Planning Weekend

February 16-18, 2018


Women's Gathering-March

January 20

This January, the 2nd annual Women's March will be happening the day we had our women's gathering scheduled, so we decided to join the march!

Last year, the women, joined by some of our men friends, marched for women's rights, and found it to be an exhilerating experience.


Stay tuned for more info.





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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