We are committed to cooperative living and collective ownership in urban spaces. We are working towards a world where sustainable living, social justice, and artistic creation are central values. We share labor, living costs, food, and friendship. We join together to create a community that is fair, equal, and diverse. We are building a model of living on land where space is shared and respected, not dominated or owned. We practice direct democracy and make decisions by consensus. We find ways in which to keep the collective affordable and open to people of diverse incomes. We support the activism of community members and of the local and global community. We share resources in order to minimize consumption, we use ecologically sound building materials and household practices, and we practice urban permaculture. We support local food co-ops and organic farms. We welcome and share art and provide the space to make it. We gather around healthy food that every collective member takes a part in making several times a week. We nurture open and caring friendships, and respect each individual’s life choices. We practice nondiscriminatory conflict resolution and actively challenge power dynamics.
The Red Clover Collective is an intentional community committed to cooperative living and collective ownership in the Better Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore City. In our home, we share household labor, nourishing meals, and open and caring relationships. We are working towards a world where sustainable living, social justice, and artistic creation are central values.