School of Living

SOL Quarterly Board Meeting Weekend

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 2pm - 1pm Sunday, July 24th

Location: Common Ground Community, Lexington, VA

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The School of Living is an educational organization dedicated to learning and teaching the philosophy, practices and principles of living that are self-empowering for individuals within the general aim of establishing decentralized, ecologically-sound, self-governed and humane communities.  Join us for a weekend of education, meetings, social connection, and fun!!

Tentative Weekend Schedule


2:00 – 5:00 Land Committee

5:00 – 6:00 Dinner Prep

6:00 – 7:30 Dinner & Clean up

7:30 – 9:00 Check-ins and Agenda review

Saturday Morning

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast and Clean up

9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Board Meeting -  Approval of April Meeting Minutes, Financial Statements: Second Quarter of 2016, Old Business, New Business (Agenda to follow)

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 – 12:50 Heart Circles / Lunch prep

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch and Clean up

2:00 – 5:00 Workshop:  “17 Problems and 17 Solutions:  A Permaculture Approach to Solving the 17 Problems of Living.”  A brief presentation by Brenda Carr (SoL Trustee) of Ralph Borsodi’s 17 problems of living with an exploration of how ethics and principles of permaculture seek to solve these problems to create a sustainable future.

Saturday Evening

5:00 – 6:00 Tour of Common Ground

6:00 – 7:30 Dinner and clean up

7:30 - 9:00 pm – Social Gathering with Common Ground Community members and Itsodi land applicants

Sunday Morning

8:00 Breakfast and Clean up

9:00 -12:00  Itsodi land visit and work project

12:00 – 1:00 pm   Picnic lunch


  • Questions? Contact Ann Wilken 814-355-8026 or
  • Our meals this weekend will be potluck.  Please bring several potluck dishes to share.  There will be folks attending who are vegan, vegetarian or have other special food needs, so please label your dishes.  On Sunday we will do a picnic at the Itsodi land so we will need some appropriate dishes for that.


Directions to Common Ground Community

From the north:  Take the first Lexington exit from I-81 and turn right onto Rt. 11 South and go about 3 miles towards Lexington.  After you cross the Maury River Bridge get in the left hand lane and take the Rt. 11 bypass.  Stay on the Bypass until it ends at a stoplight (on the right corner is a motel).

GO STRAIGHT through the stoplight (noting your mileage).  You

will find the highway is now called Hyw. 251 (Thornhill Road and

name will change to Collierstown Rd).



Follow Hyw. 251 - through all its winds and turns-

Approximate mileage from the traffic light:

2.5 miles      on right you'll see Modine Corporation

3              251 curves to left - stay on it

5.5            pass over bridge

5.7            251 turns right, you GO STRAIGHT onto Hyw. 677,   

               called Kyger's Hill.

               Go over ridge, at base of hill, Hyw changes name and no. -

               KEEP GOING STRAIGHT, onto Hyw 612, Blue grass

               Trail. (as of 2010, the road sign is twisted the wrong way)

9              A "Y" with a metal bridge at left - stay right on 

               Blue grass Trail.

               You'll pass Palmer Community Center - white frame 

               building on right.

10.5           Another "Y", Stay left on Blue Grass Trail.

               (Moore's Creek Road will be to you right)

11.3           You'll pass Ashland Trout Pond on your Left

12 miles       The road "Ts" at dairy farm with blue silos, TURN

               LEFT onto Spring Branch Road (Hwy 662). Follow Spring Branch

   about two miles to the first right at the tope of a hill and TURN    RIGHT onto Snakefoot Lane (Hwy 661).


Take Snakefoot Lane about a mile and a half and look for the SOL sign on the LEFT which is the driveway to the Learning Center where the SOL meetings will be.

Contact at Common Ground: Tony Corazza 540-463-9422


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