Cedar Moon is a community dedicated to growing movement for healing and resilience in the world.
We are co-stewards with Tryon Life Community Farm and the Sacred Land Alliance of seven beautiful half-wooded acres surrounded by a 650-acre forest, all inside Portland. (TLC Farm is a separate and independent nonprofit sustainability education and demonstration center–see www.tryonfarm.org. The SLA is a POC and trans collective focused on making the land available to marginalized people who have less access to land.) We are blessed with the opportunity for the work of our relations with each other and the earth to be shared with thousands of visitors.
We were born in fire. Our evolution on this land between 2004 and 2006 was galvanized by the campaign to prevent the land we occupy from being bulldozed for a high-impact housing development. We have faced the stresses, conflicts, and tensions this high-pressure environment caused, as well as the “standard” ones all communities face, and have developed a clear focus on community process to deal with them.
It is a lot of work to live here. Members pay the equivalent of market-rate rent, and are expected to contribute at least ten hours to the community’s economic work every week, and volunteer with TLC Farm. We have weekly meetings, alternating between business “meetings of the minds” and relation-building “meetings of the hearts.” We share evening meals and rotate cooking, cleaning, and maintenance chores. We encourage low-impact density and so have relatively little individual space (though a great deal of shared, communal space).
And yet the rewards are tremendous. We live deeply interwoven with all our relations. We encourage each other to discover our evolving niches in the ecology of change: political action, deep spirit, earth-rooted wisdom.
If your soul yearns to work closely with others in an integrated lifestyle catalyzing the emergence of a new world in the shell of the old, contact us!
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 20
- Open to new members
- Rarely open to visitors
Please email us if interested in joining. Our membership process enerally involves building a relationship with the land and the people before moving in. We have an application and interview process.