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Monica McGuire

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Review for Natural Villages, Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered to help (and learn how to) build a cob oven at our Local Grange here in Santa Cruz. My son and I had a marvelous time, both in the community spirit of it, and in the creativity. We made something beautiful and practical with mud, straw, stones, water, and ourselves. I Love and Honor the Integrity with which NV approaches all forms of Livelihood and Human Community Creativity. The beauty and clarity of NV work is self-evident, and so I sing it from the mountaintops to help more people know that something this wonderful is available.
I also contributed materials, prayers, and spread the word about the amazing projects in South Dakota on the Lakota Reservation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Community Building, Village Creation, Practical Art, Smarter Economy Building

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Advertise NV to the activists and advocates of the OWS movements AND ensure that more people know about it through buzz word social media marketing. Despite that there could be perceived mismatches (between NV & Social Media) I am certain that the growing hunger for what NV can offer will bridge the gap.

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Somehow add more opportunities to join in, despite that they already do so much.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Lots of effects: knowledge, camaraderie, satisfaction and joy every time I saw the other stages & completed projects

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Terrific. Happy. Connected.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Helped while Learning to Build a Cob Oven & Cabinet Artpiece.