The BeForest Philosophy
Our “projects” are a function of you.
We identify interest in an area, or something that we feel is worth doing from an impact pov, and we start the conversation with folks who might be interested in becoming a seed group on it, and come up with a plan/concept/costs for the place.
It’s a “go” only when a min requisite number people have signed up, asked us many questions, even helped with the thought process to refine the concept.
We then start the permaculture studies at the place, as well as get the architects involved to arrive at the detailed plan of action, as well as the design. Again, this is all done in active collaboration with the community members and other stakeholders. The members also start work on framing the rule book for the governance and operations at the place (withing the framework of a few basic principles of the project, of course).
Our collectives are crowdfunded, crowd-sourced in the terms of ideas, effort, knowledge, even as we involve consultants and experts who are not only good at what they do, but also passionate about it and ready to drive us harder to do better, and as we manage the process to ensure continuity and success of a baseline set of goals.
It’s not always the smoothest, easiest way to create a place like this. But the outcomes are the best. The costs more optimal. And the coming together of a like-minded set of folks most satisfying for everyone.
If you’re interested in any of our current collectives, or have ideas for more where you live, do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d love to co-create a more sustainable, beautiful future with you.