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 following pages on this website:
2 - Then, if you'd like to explore further,
join our interactive FaceBook group
and share your own posts, comments, questions and ideas.
and join our "MeetUp" group at
Through our FaceBook and MeetUp sites, you can keep track of
upcoming activities, gatherings,
special announcements and critical developments.
3 - Read through the "Self-Guided Tour" page to see updates about potential cabin openings.
Then, those who want to explore further
would take several steps. These would include:
1 - Complete the NVC introductory video series: NVC Video
2 - Download, fill out and send in a Preliminary Application.
[You'll notice that on the application we ask for some in-depth personal information.
This is because our goal is to attract members who share our enjoyment of relating deeply together!]
3 - Join a "Virtual Tea Party" or attend one of our in-person group Tours.
4 - Come for a private site visit, explore the land, and begin service tasks.
5 - Continue day visits, get to know the residents, complete service tasks,
and find your favorite "sweet spots" on the property.
Prospective members are required to complete 10 hours of service before becoming a resident.
These can be completed at your own pace, in a matter of days, weeks, or within a few months.
6 - Work towards the completion of the "Get Started with Nonviolent Communication"
course or the "Living NVC" course at this link: NVC Training;
or another significant NVC training modality.
7 - Begin sitting in on Resident's Meetings and Cooperative Processing Sessions,
and joining in on social gatherings here on the land.
8 - Stay for a two-night visit! *
9 - Organize a special event or project
10 - Stay for a week-long immersion.**
11 - Ask for a formal application.***
12-Optional: Read Diana Leafe Christian's book entitled,
"Creating A Life Together"
(Optional for renters but required for seasoned members
who wish to pursue a long-term lease or Land Partnership)
*At least four hours of volunteer service must be completed before your initial overnight stay.
**Completion of the 30 day NVC training or another significant NVC training modality are required before your week long immersion.
*** The NVC video series, 10 hours of volunteer service, NVC training, and your special event or project
must be completed before the formal applications are approved.
Upon application approval, rental deposits & security will be collected,
contracts will be signed, and your residency can begin.
Welcome to Ingenium!