Overview

Overview

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What is Natura  
Natura Regenerative Community is an Eco-Village where like-minded individuals & families live and work together. Our community strives to assist our members in living up to their full potential all while enhancing the natural environment.

Permaculture is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking that uses ethics and design principles. It guides us to mimic the patterns and relationships we can find in nature and can be applied to all aspects of human habitation, from agriculture to ecological building, from appropriate technology to education and even economics.

By adopting the ethics and applying these principles in our daily life we can make the transition from being dependent consumers to becoming responsible producers. This journey builds skills and resilience at home and in our local communities that will help us prepare for an uncertain future with less available energy.

The 3 Principals of Permaculture

  • Care for Earth
  • Care for people
  • Return of surplus

The Natura Community Co-op aims to be a model neighborhood for sustainable, holistic living, which will help people to reconnect with nature and more fully realize their own humanity.  This co-op will be committed to nurturing health, happiness, and vitality for all of life as we help to heal our beautiful planet. The co-op will help people to realize that the basic needs of human beings can be met in abundance for generations to come if learn to understand and care for our planet and everything she has to offer. We can leave behind a legacy that our children and grandchildren can be proud of.

 

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How to Join  
 Natura is now open for membership for potential community members/families. The cost to get your 100-year lease on your building lot and receive your co-op shares is $30,000. Homes will need to be designed within a set of guidelines (flexible within the principals of said guidelines), with the co-op acting as the developer.

If you are interested in becoming part of Natura visit our contact us page or email info@naturaltd.com.

Natura, Living & Working  
 Natura will include 2 elements:

• Homes build with utmost respect for the environment and its inhabitance
• Business that support our core values and provide gainful employment for our members and the community at large
 
 

 

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Where  
Natura is located on 30 acres on the south shore of Nova, Canada just outside the town limits of Bridgewater in Conquerall Bank. Our location is ideal, with many like-minded activities, organizations, towns, and business whose goals are in line with ours. This includes:

  • Terra Beata Cranberry Farm
  • Full Moon Tiny Shelters
  • South Shore Waldorf School
  • Hodge Podge Community Garden
  • Energize Bridgewater
  • Windhorse Farm

 We are Close to all amenities and have the best of city and country living

 

Amenities  
Members of the community will be free to grow their own food and make their own products, which can be sold at the community store, one of many business opportunities. This community will be less dependent on motorized vehicles with it’s nearness to amenities so walking, biking, and vehicle sharing can be practiced which will help to lower the carbon footprint. Residents living here can live a holistic lifestyle in harmony with nature. Our amenities will help enrich and reach our goals.

Community Buildings

  •  Community kitchen
  • Year-round greenhouse
  • Wood/metal workshop
  • Recreation center
  • Retail Store
  • And a tree-house
        Outdoor spaces

    • Food forests
    • Contoured and raised bed food gardens
    • Engineered wetland
    • Natural swimming pool
    • Playground & sports field
    • Walking/biking trails

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Building& Energy  
Buildings

Natural construction will include

  • Hempcrete & Strawbale
  • Light straw clay & Rammed earth
  • Earthbag & Cob
  • Earthen floor/wall finishes
  • Stone masonry
  • Round pole timber framing
  • Branchwood
  • Reclaimed materials & lumber
  • On-site materials
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Energy

Renewable energy sources

  • Passive/active solar
  • Wind
  • Water
  • Compost heat
  • Hydrogen
  • Plant based biofuels
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Other conservation efforts

  • Rainwater capture
  • grey water recapture
  • composting toilets
  • Forested areas will be well managed
  • Tree harvesting for use onsite
  • decomposing logs for horticulture and
    mushroom cultivation

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Food Production  
Production & Preservation 

Small-scale agriculture will be a main focus for the community providing most of the food consumption needs of the residents

We will look to:

  • Fruits, berries & vegetables
  • Permaculture
  • Petrochemical free
  • Heated & Unheated greenhouses
  • Hoop tunnels
  • Cold frames
  • Cold room storage
  • Freezing & dehydrating
  • Canning
  • Seed saving & Non-GMOs
  • Beekeeping
  • Small-scale  livestock
Soil

 Healthy soil will be produced and maintained in such ways as:

  • Screening
  • Aerobic composting
  • Anaerobic composting
  • Biochar
  • Vermicomposting

 

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Other Needs  
 Our Store

Many products will be produced and sold through the community store including:

  • Food products
  • Transplants
  • Craft items
  • Natural cleaning products
  • Natural personal care products

The store will also serve to balance surpluses and shortages of products consumed by residents. Other locally produced natural products in demand by residents will be sold through the store to satisfy the needs of the community. The store will also be a means of income that will help support financial needs of the co-op.

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Alternative Income

Other businesses that may be owned and operated by the co-op may include:

  • Home rental units
  • Alternative power systems sales and
    installation
  • home rental units
  • Hemp product manufacturing
  • Electric vehicle sales and repair
  • Holistic health practices
  • Holistic childcare
  • Natural home building

If you can offer a service or product, we can offer it. All businesses can benefit the community co-op as a whole by providing product and service needs of the residents and providing sources of revenue for shareholders

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Transportation

Transportation for community residents will be more efficient and less polluting:

  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Carpooling
  • Vehicle sharing
  • On-site electric charging station

Types of motorized vehicles may include:

  • Electric
  • Pedal/electric hybrid
  • Hydrogen fuel cell/electric hybrid
  • Compressed air
  • Biofuel conversions

The community will be committed to staying on the leading edge with the use of cleaner and less polluting means of transportation

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Natura will also be a learning center and provide education and training in many areas such as:

  • Permaculture design
  • Organic food production and preserving,
  • Natural building
  • Alternative power generation

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