Center for sustainable community

We are engaged in the discovery and creation of all aspects of sustainable community,honoring and embracing the natural world and humanity.

Our mission is to provide educational experiences and demonstration projects that make ethical and wise uses of human and natural resources. 

Volunteer Days!


Join us every Second Saturday of the month from 10am-12pm for our volunteer days! We will be meeting at the CSC community gardens to work on various land projects. We want to encourage families with children and volunteers of all ages to participate; any and all contribution is valued. Community and co-operation is what we’re all about! 

For those who haven’t seen it before, come early or stay after for a CSC land tour. Light refreshments of snacks, iced tea, lemonade, and water will be served to keep our bodies nourished and hydrated!

2023 Dates: July 8th, August 12th, September 9th & October 14th


May 14th at 1:00 pm

Come learn about Thermal-Mass Rocket Stoves with Bill Wilson, co-founder of Midwest Permaculture.

At this workshop we will visit the house of Wayne and Bev Malchow and get a good look at their homemade rocket-mass heater.  Wayne will talk us through the construction of his stove and Bev will share what it has been like using this stove for over 10 years now. We will examine closely, and fire up, this thermal mass rocket stove!

If you join us in the morning for our Volunteer day, don’t forget to bring your sack lunch! 

Get Involved


 Volunteers carry our team through the season. We rely on your help to maintain our land projects and embark on new ones. Volunteering with CSC is a great way to explore new passions and develop new skills. 

Support Us


 Your donations will help us continue our important work and support ongoing and future land projects. You can be a one-time donor or commit to donating monthly. Click below to explore our options.  


 We host many events and workshops throughout the year and we are looking to keep expanding. Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Facebook, and check our website to stay updated on upcoming events and workshops. 

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events in 2024!

Check back soon to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and volunteer days starting in the spring of 2024. 

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“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”

Margaret J. Wheatley


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