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Overview: Walden Ecovillage, the Project as a Whole[edit]

Please use this Section to discuss the holistic project: the idea.

I think adding something about the international intention of inspiration to the “comprehensive sustainable self-sufficiency” initial line could be helpful so that people can instantly get a sense of the global potential span of the work. Even speaking on the networking here (that’s mentioned in the mission) I feel could be super clarifying of the local and global potential impact of this work. ❤︎ mwaulife NWॐBN (talk) 19:41, 5 February 2017 (PST)

Organizational Sketch[edit]

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Grammatical offering: “interpersonal and ecological intimacy, art, education, rationality, (and*?) science and technological innovation” or perhaps adding an , etc.,? ❤︎ mwaulife NWॐBN (talk) 19:41, 5 February 2017 (PST)


I’ll write this once and then leave it alone moving forward - I stand for the serial comma as I agree with this quote from the APA style website[1]: “a distinct advantage of using serial commas is clear, unambiguous language, which is a necessity in scientific writing.” So my recommendation here and whenever it arises throughout the entirety of this site’s writings is, as an example, “that delivers optimal individual freedom, happiness(,) and well being for our membership"❤︎ mwaulife NWॐBN (talk) 19:55, 5 February 2017 (PST)

I also think that this sentence could be broken up in two, if that is a concern..I tend not to mind what could be perceived as a “run-on” sentence, but I’ve heard by many that they have a better time integrating shorter sentences. So by that vein I would suggest: “well being for our membership(.) (This will also create) a strong and cohesive, self-sufficient community." This would also lessen some of the commas used in that previous sentence.❤︎ mwaulife NWॐBN (talk) 19:55, 5 February 2017 (PST)

“We are currently working to build our organization ([e].g. structure”❤︎ mwaulife NWॐBN (talk) 02:56, 6 February 2017 (PST)

Legal Structure[edit]

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the Ecoversity[edit]

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the Ecovillage[edit]

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the Farm[edit]

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the Wellness Resort[edit]

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Peripheral Businesses[edit]

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Vision[edit]

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Mission[edit]

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Values[edit]

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Goals[edit]

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Live, Love, Learn & Work Together in Community[edit]

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Who, What, Where & When[edit]

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Start-up Plan[edit]

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The Community Website[edit]

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I've been building websites with Joomla for some years now, and am familiar with Community Builder.I was planning to use these products to develop our community portal, but was advised to explore Drupal- however, I have no experience with Drupal. Does anyone else? Does anyone have an opinion about the advantages of each system?

If you are not experienced with Drupal and don't have a need to learn it (which will mean many, many hours), I would strongly recommend sticking with something you know which is relatively user-friendly. Also, maintaining the site on an ongoing basis is a serious task with Drupal. With WordPress (and I guess with Joomla) it's easier to maintain, and also easier to share the task with someone else, who doesn't need to have high level developer skills with that particular software.
I haven't used Drupal for years, but I'm told that the same issues still exist. Leave it for big projects with paid developers. --Chriswaterguy (talk) 16:16, 2 February 2015 (PST)

I agree with Chris that using something like Wordpress would make it easier to work with others. I've taken a few classes in an effort to learn web design and wordpress has been the only one that I have made many sites with because of it's ease of use. ~mwaulife Jan 29, 2017