Everwoods is the first of the living forest communities, with 150 acres, a mill and 15 homes (94% of forest saved) on Cortes Island, 100 miles north of Victoria, BC.
Begun in 2002, Everwoods it is a great example for future conservation communities. So we interviewed John Blaxall, former senior executive with World Bank in Wash. DC and other major capitols, about what it is like to live there and what has he learned. Now a resident of Everwoods, and now with cool long hair, John is a Director of the founding charity, the Trust for Sustainable Forestry.
Elkington Forest is the next living forest community, 1000 acres and 77 homes, 15 eco-business and 60 acres of ag land (85% of forests saved through eco-forestry and outright conservation) 30 minutes north of Victoria, BC. We are just at the early stages of selling lots and delivering the services; roads, water, sewer and other underground services. So we wanted to let people hear from John about what it was like to buy a lot at an early stage, build a house, and become part of this interesting network of communities.
When will you join a living forest community; either Everwoods on Cortes, or Elkington Forest near Victoria?