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Women's Cultural Program


You are invited!

The women of the Goodenough Community are gathering on Saturday, November 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Whether you have participated in the Community’s women’s program for many years, or have not yet attended a gathering, please come! Our day together will give you opportunities for introspection, listening deeply, and sharing your own heart in a warm, welcoming, and stimulating environment.

Women's Weekend at Sahale: May 5-7, 2017


For more information:


The women's gathering is held at 3610 SW Barton St., Seattle, 98126


Calendar for 2016-2017


Women’s Program – Special Event


What a fun time we have planned for October!

On Friday, October 14, Jami Sieber and Nancy Rumbel are performing at the Vashon High School on Vashon Island. Their performance begins at 7:30 p.m., and the women of the Goodenough Community will be there! We hope you will be, too.

Jami Sieber is an electric cellist and vocalist, and Nancy Rumbel plays more instruments than we can list here (oboe, English horn, and ocarina are a few). Together, their music is lush and timeless.

This event is sponsored by our good friends, the Women’s Way Red Lodge. Visit these websites to find more information and to purchase tickets:

You may also purchase tickets at Vashon Intuitive Arts and Vashon Bookstore.




Our ecoVillage project is growing into its permaculture inspired vision.


Contact Irene Perler for more information.

Quest Counseling & Healing Center

John and Colette Hoff, gifted counselors with more than 30 years experience, have empowered countless clients to be more effective as individuals, partners, parents, and members of society. No matter what your issues, they will help--with gentleness and insight.

To schedule an appointment, email John or Colette


Articles and Announcements

Internships Are Available for the Serious Student of Life in Community

We are seriously seeking experienced and mature interns to further development of Sahale Retreat Center and EcoVillage, in the following areas: farming and gardening, animal husbandry, off-grid technology, facility maintenance and development, and educational programs. Please contact Irene Perler at for details.

Seasons and Cycles in Evolving Community
by John L. Hoff

... Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor remind us that formal histories tell the stories of governments, wars, and economics. However, the story of people, average people in ordinary jobs who are trying to be good human beings by passing forward the life-sustaining sense of community and culture, are ignored.

Where Did We Come From: Understanding the Communitarian Movement

by John and Colette Hoff

... word community is used in a variety of ways, sometimes referring to people and other times to a place, and still more often as a spiritual glue that holds people together around ideas and causes. Enjoy this informative article by 2 leaders of the communitarian movement ...


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