In Suderbyn, we all live and work together. In order to organize the week, share and learn, we hold several meetings on a regular basis :
Monday morning meeting and check-in Every monday at 8:00, generally over breakfast, we gather to share about our mood, to organize work for the week and to distribute roles for the cleaning tasks and the Essentials (daily missions to feed the community).
Every other weekday, we gather before lunch for a quick check-in, to know how each member is feeling and to make announcements.
Community meetings Weekly community meetings are scheduled for the end of the work week. Topics include Information and Decision points. Based on a sociocratic decision-making process (Sociocracy 3.0), we discuss ideas for long-term projects but also daily community organization. Suderbyn dynamic is always changing, and by bringing your voice to the meetings, you are actively contributing to the ongoing shaping of the Community.
These meetings are included as part of ESC work hours and you should make every effort to attend them.
Sharing circle This space is hosted every two weeks and allows the community members to share about their feelings in an intimate and trusting atmosphere. You will be welcome to join sharing circles after living in Suderbyn for 2 weeks.
Volunteer circle The major part of the community is composed of volunteers. To share and benefit from each other’s experience, volunteer circles are organised every month.
Workshops Our community is filled with talented people, whether long-term residents, volunteers or visitors, who share their knowledge and interests through workshops, organized on a regular basis. These workshops can cover a wide range of subjects. Some domains can include a series of workshops which are necessary for the smooth learning process. Here are a few examples of topics brought up : learning and applying the principles of permaculture, getting to know our strengths, building walls using natural materials, identifying the impact of white supremacy over our lives, understanding ecopedagogy… You will be more than welcome to organize one or more during your stay!
Common meals Apart from those meetings we gather for:
Lunch on weekdays. One or two persons from the community dedicate themselves to cook during the morning with, as much as we can, fresh vegetables from the garden. A food presentation is made by the chefs of the day. This moment is important to acknowledge and be grateful for their work as well as the one of the garden team.