Living Tree Alliance is a small constellation of three interdependent organizations;
Living Tree Cohousing, Inc. is a federally tax exempt, 501(c)28 Homeowner’s Association and a Vermont Nonprofit Corporation, formed on June 5, 2015 whose stated purposes are;
to serve as the owners' association for the Community;
to utilize and practice environmentally sustainable building designs, energy systems, natural resource usage and consumption, land use activities and waste disposal methods; and
to develop and promote innovative financing programs that will make dwelling Units in the Community affordable to persons of low and moderate income, as defined in 10 V.S.A. § 601(11).
Living Tree Alliance, Inc., is a federally tax exempt, 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation, formed on April 11, 2016 whose stated purposes are,
to administer educational programs on regenerative agriculture, natural building, and human ecology.
Educational programs are delivered through direct service in individual and group settings. Staffing consists of professionals and volunteers from the community and may include members of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for conducting fund raising efforts to support the charitable purposes of the organization.
Living Tree Farming Cooperative is a business in formation to be run by residents and community members with interest in operating regenerative agricultural enterprises on the common land owned by the Living Tree Cohousing, Inc.
The governance of these three entities are based on principles of sociocracy, whereby members of each organization are represented on each others boards. This simple legal organization allows each circle of governance to operate effectively and create a unified whole greater than the sum of its individual parts.