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    Dharma Rain Zen Center

    Dharma Rain Zen Center is a A 14-acre former landfill restoration project in NE Portland with a co-housing effort focused on community.

    Eco-Initiatives:

    We are involved in the Living Building Challenge, a green building certification program that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment. Although the Householder Refuge buildings will not be built to meet the full standard, they are being informed by the discussion for other aspects of the development.

    We are restoring much of the land to native wildlife habitat

    We are rehabilitating a brownfield site into a thriving community and intact ecosystem

    We are partnering with a variety of educational institutions in order to use our property for their ecology studies and sustainable agriculture programs

    Source source Tag(s) housing, PDX Metro, restoration, mandala
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    Green Grove Cohousing Community a unique concept in Forest Grove

    In conjunction with National Cohousing Day, the Green Grove Cohousing Community is planning an open house April 29 to showcase their new community concept.

    The Taylors are in the process of converting their home of 22 years into what they envision as a "common house." Their new house is under construction just up the driveway, with a second new house being built next door for another couple. Eventually, they hope to have nine homes built on their five acres to constitute what they have named the Green Grove Cohousing Community.

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