Sometimes the smallest ideas can have the biggest impact. You never know how many people share the same ideas until you ask.
Earlier this year Mother Earth News reported an amazing story of a community working together to share resources. Tim Rinne and his wife Kay had an idea to create a small community garden so they could better understand where their food came from, lower their carbon footprint and better protect our planet.
When they talked to their friend Linda about the idea of “Cohousing and Intentional Communities,” after she had attended a workshop, a wonderful idea began to snowball.
Their small talk with friends lead to purchasing land all along their street, planting gardens, buying chickens, and growing their own sustainable food supply, the tiny idea became a wonderful project that blossomed into a new community.
Now Tim, his wife and many others are running their very own “hamlet,” a neighborhood of like minded people who share in the gardening and the produce that comes with it. The community has 4 chickens that regularly produce eggs, an unheated green house that provides edible vegetables all year-round and recently installed solar panels to provide electricity.
This whole amazing project was conceived and brought to life because Tim and Kay asked some neighbors for help and shared their ideas. Remember that unless you ask, unless you start something, you never know what it could become! Your ideas can change the world, even if it starts with just a few relatives, friends or a small community, so go out there and make a difference!