The Goodenough Community
The Goodenough Community is a long-term experiment in community formation and
development sponsored by the American Association for the Furtherance of Community.

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In Summary . . .

In the orientation to the Goodenough Community System, please note that the first incorporation (1981) created the American Association for the Furtherance of Community which was a group of strong, motivated, and capable activists who have further initiated:

  • The development of a culturally oriented community of friends whose primary purpose is to develop themselves and improve their relationships under the guidance of the Goodenough Community System.
  • A spiritual initiative that has deepened their lives and motivated them to support a church with its ongoing programs of spiritual guidance and general Watchcare--Convocation: A Church and Ministry.
  • An initiative that values people living collaboratively, developing among themselves a quality of life that lifts their sights as to what is humanly possible. The creation and dissolution of the Goodenough Village Cooperative in Seattle both challenged and prepared our members for forming additional close living groups. Thus, Sahale Ecovillage will continue to be composed of ecologically informed persons who are interested in sharing life and work together in sustainable ways. We intend to be ecologically wise, preparing ourselves for social challenges and adjustments, while being spiritually open to being changed ourselves. We do this because we want to demonstrate a community in service to the greater good and to the larger society.

If you find your self interested in any aspect of our work, and want to become more involved, please email  to continue a dialogue with us. If the telephone is more to your liking, call (206) 323-4653.

The Goodenough Community System
The Goodenough Community

The Goodenough Mission

A Church and Ministry


In Summary

The healthy social life is found

When in the mirror of each human soul

The whole community finds its reflection,

And when in the community

The virtue of each one is living.

          ~Rudolf Steiner



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