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Community from Nubi to Concord

Sue with Squirt and Magic at Nubi

It’s hard to meet anyone in Peterborough who doesn’t know Sue. Having lived in Peterborough for 41 years, she has deep ties to the community through her lively, fun and dedicated engagement with the Well School, with the Monadnock Tennis Club, Peterborough Players (a professional theater), and in . . . → Read More: Community from Nubi to Concord

Living full lives, a partial list of Nubi neighbor activities

I am continually amazed by the talents and diverse interests of my neighbors. So when I set out to explore how Nubi residents go about living full lives, I faced a challenge: How can I possibly capture the depth and breadth of everyone’s interests and commitments?

In addition to family and work obligations, neighbors . . . → Read More: Living full lives, a partial list of Nubi neighbor activities

Sappy with the promise of spring

Collecting sugar maple sap

Late winter at Nubi is full of promise. These warming days and cold nights create the perfect conditions for maple sap to begin running. We tap our sugar maples to make syrup; seedlings in the Nubi seed room sprout, offering the promise of green in the midst of lingering snow cover. . . . → Read More: Sappy with the promise of spring

Building Community: Interview with Sage & Richard

Richard, Sage, Elsbeth & Catherine in Wyoming

In the almost five years that I’ve gotten to know Richard and Sage, who are Nubi co-founders and neighbors, I’ve often heard them refer to the Nubi project with both exasperation and love. I finally got a chance to ask them to reflect at more length on a . . . → Read More: Building Community: Interview with Sage & Richard

Five things I’ve learned in co-housing that have enriched my holidays

One of the great things about co-housing for me is that neighbors often compensate or fill in for gaps in my own interests and abilities. Consider, for example, that my 9-year-old daughter lacked a costume with just a couple days to go before Halloween. She didn’t even have a concept yet, let alone a functioning . . . → Read More: Five things I’ve learned in co-housing that have enriched my holidays

Nubi Pig Club News & Holiday Recipes

When Ruth was an academic star at Princeton, U Michigan and MIT racking up degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering, classmates might have voted her many things, but person most likely to lead her neighborhood pig group is not one of them. Sometimes, however, smarts and perseverance are needed in unexpected roles.

For Ruth, the . . . → Read More: Nubi Pig Club News & Holiday Recipes

Music can make a community . . . but only if a community makes music!

Justin and Stacey on violin and accordion for New Year's concert

Music is not hard to hear at Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm (Nubi). Whether it be the sweet sound of a violin or flute in summer wafting from an open window, someone practicing on the Steinway in the Common House or jazz played on the . . . → Read More: Music can make a community . . . but only if a community makes music!

Holiday traditions in cohousing

Decorating gingerbread lanterns

How do we celebrate the holidays without succumbing to consumerism and making ourselves crazy? Holidays can be a major challenge for many reasons, chief among them for us has been the feeling that we’re going through the motions of celebration without engaging in the substance.

In founding and living in a . . . → Read More: Holiday traditions in cohousing

Excerpt from Last Child in the Woods

Many of us at Nubi have been inspired by Richard Louv’s writings on the importance of unstructured play and outside exploration. Here are the initial paragraphs of the introduction to Last Child in the Woods (Copyright 2005 Louv); we invite you to follow the link to the rest of this excerpt on his website: http://richardlouv.com/

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Heard on the Nubi path this week: Opportunities for learning?

Here are a few responses to the question: What opportunities for learning do you see for Nubi children?

Lara Neighborhood parent and professional play therapist

As a mom of a baby, Nubi counteracts isolation; I walk outside and there are people around the neighborhood to visit, or who stop by. And there are so many . . . → Read More: Heard on the Nubi path this week: Opportunities for learning?