Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Who are the Early Birds?

By Tom Braford

They say the early birds get the juiciest worms, or the most succulent seeds, if you prefer.

It turns out the same is true in community development. Those that get involved and commit early get the best deals on the choicest homes and sweetest entrepreneurial opportunities.

At Arizmendi Ecovillage, we have an exciting funding opportunity that will allow us to create new businesses and jobs in our neighborhood.

This has been a high priority for us from the beginning, and both the Arizmendi and CoLibri ecovillage sites are purposely located in target areas for this kind of funding.

One challenge is that we need to demonstrate lots of local interest before we can get a firm commitment for the funding, and this is where you can play a key role. What that will look like is people reserving housing units and taking on creating businesses. These are key to effective intentional community development.

Fortunately, there is a high demand for this kind of community across the country, but in many places, especially near universities, they are so popular that demand is outstripping supply, so many people are willing to relocate for this kind of housing and new business opportunity.

We want to give our St Louis neighbors and supporters first crack at these opportunities, so we are offering them locally to you first for a month before raising prices and going national.

To find out more, come to a launch party and meet our first dynamic millennial entrepreneur who is taking advantage of this unprecedented opportunity. His name is Matt and he is the founder of E-Lawn Must and co-founder of Garden of E-Done, a lawn and garden service that uses 100% renewably generated power that will soon operate from the Arizmendi site.

If you are interested in being a Drawdown community pioneer, don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Join us at the Arizmendi Ecovillage at 5pm on Saturday, August 18. Please let us know in advance if you have questions or great new business ideas.