There are many right answers to how to design a cohousing meal program and some will depend on the size of the community as well as the demographics. We are a 9 household community with 17 adults and 11 children. We have 2 vegans, about 5 vegetarians and the rest are omnivores with some strong preferences for meat too. We also have medical food allergies to accommodate.
Last summer a woman named Heidi from cohousing in Australia stayed in our guest room for a week and ate with us several times. She declared that our meal program is "BRILLIANT!".
Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing (CHUC) in Seattle, WA is finally edging up to its fourth floor in construction and just weeks away from setting the base for The Rooftop Farm project we have planned. We are talking about more than a few raised planters on the roof. We envision a working, year-round urban farm. We plan to work with the Seattle Urban Farm Company to setup our lower rooftop initially. The upper rooftop may be used for rainwater collection and routed to the farm. Eventually we hope to install photovoltaic solar panels on the upper rooftop.
We are seeking 1 more family to join us in our under-construction rental apartments near Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. Next Info Session coming up Saturday, December 13 at 10 AM. Please email for exact location.
The fence went up and the building went down! The countdown clock has started. We are VERY excited to have officially broken ground today. We've started a blog page on our website at http://capitolhillurbancohousing.org/blog where you can subscribe to track our progress. There are more photos posted there but below is one to whet your appetite. Speaking of one, we have just one unit available so if you're interested, or know anyone who might be, don't delay in contacting us at info [at] capitolhillurbancohousing [dot] org