New July 4th Tradition?

Corvallis has a tradition of a July 4th “anyone can participate” parade. CoHo has participated as a group in years past. Last year when a group of young cohoots missed the parade start time and felt disappointed, they organized their own parade down the path at coho. Everyone had so much fun, they decided to […]

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New CoHousing Neighbors

Somewhere in the wilds of a South Corvallis neighborhood (two to three blocks from CoHo, as the heron flies) exists a cohousing community consisting of Great Blue Herons. Last summer, as Austin was walking home from downtown, he encountered a geezer who was gazing into a variety of tall evergreens in his yard and remarking […]

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Second annual CoHousing Open House Day Success!

Those of us who do tours at CoHo have noted that the flavor of a tour varies a lot, depending upon the needs of the guests, and the interests of the tour guide. For instance, on a tour with me, you might learn about bird life at coho, including great bird viewing areas – if you […]

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CoHo Orbits the Science March in Corvallis

On Science March Saturday, we rocked a work party, ate pizza at the common house, and followed up with a trip to the Corvallis Science March.  Corvallis has a population of roughly 55,000, and somewhere between 4-5,000 folks showed up for the Science March.  This made it difficult to locate the many non-CoHo friends we expected to see at […]

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Even Snails on the Path Do It!

On first glance, this cluster of snails on the path appeared to be having a meeting, convention, or a very quiet party.  However, on closer look, they were connected in pairs, making it more of a snail orgy.  My duty as a gardener probably should have been to destroy the enemy of plants, but some […]

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It’s Turkey Vulture Mating Season at CoHo!

On April 1st, while working outside and talking with a friend, I noticed two turkey vultures, wings outstretched and sunning themselves with their backs to us.  They were perched atop a snag by the garages.  As there were two, Deb wondered if they might be a pair.  I expounded on how generally unfriendly they often […]

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Hyperlocal Eating

We do our best to support local businesses and locally grown food. The First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op and Corvallis Sustainability Coalition introduced the concept of “Local 6” products to our community in 2009, those that are “grown, made or processed by a business owned and operated within the six counties touching and including Benton county.” Here […]

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