There are several things you can do to get involved
depending on your interest level and readiness to join us.
1 - First, read through the "Knowing More About Our Vision" page on this website:
This is one of the most important steps.
It will tell you if you're aligned with our focus here at Ingenium.
2 - Then, if you'd like to explore further,
join our online "MeetUp" group at
and sign up for one of our monthly TOURS.
Through our MeetUp site, you can also keep track of
upcoming activities, gatherings,
special announcements and critical developments.
>> Be sure to include us in your mail settings! <<
3 - Join our interactive FaceBook group
and share your own posts, comments, questions and ideas.
Those who want to begin working towards residency
would take several steps.
This would include:
1 - After attending one of the tours, you may begin to attend
our Cooperative Processing training sessions.
We currently meet monthly with Peter Cohen,
certified NVC practitioner and consensus trainer in Nevada City.
RSVP on MeetUp for directions and details.
[Prospective residents are asked to attend at least 2 - 4 group sessions
and 2 private sessions before moving onto the land.]
2 - Participate in special events, gatherings, meditations, outings
or community service projects that are of interest to you.
3 - Volunteer at least ten hours of service on the property
and/or organizing other projects before moving in.
4 - Initiate or join a specific task committee
such as land improvement team, public outreach, legal structure research,
consensus training organization, community service coordination, etc.
5 - Arrange for a week-long trial stay on the land.
Partial completion of all of the above steps are required before your trial stay.
At least four hours of volunteer service must be started, and can be continued during your visit.
[6-OPTIONAL]: Read Diana Leafe Christian's book entitled,
"Creating A Life Together"
>>Ask about a special incentive
to read this deeply relevant and informative book <<
People who feel a strong pull towards becoming residents right away
and/or who think they may be able to become land partners,
sharing equally not only the creative aspects but also meeting costs, risks and responsibilities of the project at this stage onward, are still asked to complete all of the tasks outlined above.
Once prospective residency is agreed on, begin gathering resources (first, last & security), complete volunteer hours,
and ask for and fill out an application.
When your application is approved, residency would then take place in successive stages,
to allow for more in-depth assessment of compatibility.
After that, residents can choose either ongoing tenancy,
or becoming a land partner!
Welcome to Ingenium!