How to do a social distancing birthday party

April, who runs a community supported bakery during the day (Wild Yeast Bakery) celebrated her birthday with cake for her neighbors! For social distancing, it was an outdoor party, in masks, using her pastry/bread slider that she uses to serve folks at a distance at the farmer’s market. Off in the distance (on the common […]

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How do we do social distancing at Coho?

Circles of Solidarity: when the weather permits, decorative chalk circles on the path indicate exactly where to stand to be six feet apart. The visual really helps those of us who are accustomed to a little tighter social spacing get used to the new distance. At the beginning of the shut-down, concerns about minimizing contact […]

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Celebrating our very own Coho Community Supported Bakery

Each December we gather at April and Craig Hall-Cutting’s house for a toasty and tasty celebration of goodness and community: the Wild Yeast Bakery. April and Craig started the bakery out of their home and Coho kitchen in ___, initially supplying neighbors at Coho and the surrounding area with subscription artisan sourdough breads. They have […]

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Coho a big presence at Open Streets!

Many cohoots  volunteered at Open Streets, working at booths and entertaining. Jeff’s bike shop, Corvallis Electric Bikes, was a sponsor. April and Craig’s bakery (also a Coho business) Wild Yeast provided food.

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Our Bountiful Community

Meet Valerie and her sidekick, Chaco. Valerie is a master gardener. She can be seen delivering dahlias, cucumbers, tomatoes, tomatillos, and the occasional eggplant door to door at Coho. Valerie is one of the blessings of living at Coho.

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A “Happy” introduction to Cohousing

Caroline and Nick discovered cohousing by watching the movie “Happy.” This prompted them to look for our community. They were able to rent a unit until one became available to buy. To celebrate their recent purchase of a unit at Coho, they hosted a “Happy” movie party at the common house. The smiles were many. […]

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The Giant Pumpkin Moves into its New Digs!

After uncounted hours of site preparation and seedling care this spring by the pumpkin team we gathered yesterday afternoon to plant the chosen seedling.  The ceremony began quietly in the greenhouse with the selection of the lucky one from five candidate seedlings.  Once at the planting site folksy music played as we put the finishing […]

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A Day in the Life of the Common House

The common house at CoHo gets a lot of traffic! Saturday May 12 started with our usual breakfast crew in the kitchen and dining room, followed by a game day in the living room, while a Nonviolent Communication class happened in the kids room, and a sourdough baking class took place in the kitchen/dining room.

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Cherry-Picking Cherries

It’s that time of year again, where fruit begins to ripen around CoHo and is ready for picking. There are some cherry trees that have produced pretty well over the last couple of years, but sometimes we’ve been too late to get them before the birds! As the trees grow taller, we need brave people […]

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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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