November Visit to Jamaica Plain Coho
Last fall, my husband and I visited relatives in New England but first spent a few days at Jamaica Plain Cohousing (JPC) in Boston. Here's a view of its courtyard from third floor walkway with common house at the ground level.
JPC is about a five minute walk from the Green Street Station on the Orange Line of the "T". Fred has been in contact with several JPC folks over the years though Cohousing-L list serve discussions. We had visited them briefly on two other trips. Spending a bit more time allows one to get a much better feel for a community. Our timing was fortunate in that we were able to observe a community meeting and the next night a common meal that was a birthday party for two children. If the party had been in the summer it probably would be on the patio below.
We also had breakfast with at a nearby cafe with few members who were involved with starting the community. They shared some insights from their long process. They overcame significant pollution on the site which had been a rubber factory.
The Skyways JPC
They never gave up!