Roots Memberships

  Finca Fruición (Fruition Farm) is a cooperatively owned community homestead and education center that focuses on cultivating a holistic culture of well-being to nurture one’s self, their community, and environment.

  The community of Finca Fruición is comprised of residential members, timeshare members, staff, volunteers, interns, students, and farmstay guests.  Made up of roots and wings members, each person who lives and visits Finca Fruición, has the opportunity to find their niche while on site. Wings members are people who are cross pollinating with the community, bringing inspiration and skills from the world and leaving with a bit of the community in their hearts.  Finca Fruición’s model of community honors autonomy while offering opportunities for co-creation and resource sharing in adherence to the community living agreements.  The community is unified by its vision, key ethics, shared focus on establishing and maintaining ecological systems, as well as, cultivating an internal economy, through the Fruition Center.  These 3 key ethics are Earth care, People care  & Fair share.

  Finca Fruición: Permaculture Land Cooperative is comprised of the Roots Members, who own their own homes and cooperatively own the land, and the Wings Members, who are on the land part-time or passing through.  Timeshare members are Wings members who own shares.  Roots and Timeshare Members comprise the Member Council.  While Wings Members are included in the consensus process regarding decisions that effect daily life within the Fruition Center, they do not vote in the consensus decision making when it comes to logistics for major farm choices, such as budgeting, new system implementation, new member admission, profit-sharing, business decisions, revisions to documents, and so forth.

Finca Fruición’s Membership:

  Finca Fruición: Permaculture Land Cooperative is comprised of the Roots Members, who own their own homes and cooperatively own the land, and the Wings Members, who are on the land part-time or passing through.  Timeshare members are Wings members who own shares.  Roots and Timeshare Members comprise the Member Council.  While Wings Members are included in the consensus process regarding decisions that effect daily life within the Fruition Center, they do not vote in the consensus decision making when it comes to logistics for major farm choices, such as budgeting, new system implementation, new member admission, profit-sharing, business decisions, revisions to documents, and so forth.

 

 All shareholding members have the right to vote in a sociocratic governance system based on consensus.

All share holding members receive discounts, trade opportunities, or job positions for events produced by the Fruition Center, and have the right to benefit from income sharing from community owned businesses.

All members pay an annual maintenance fee, either in money or equal value trade, based on number of shares owned.

Description of Membership Options

  Finca Fruición, S.A. holds 1000 shares that are distributed between its roots and timeshare members as described below.  The corporation Finca Fruición S.A owns all land.  Individual shareholders lease the right to build on the land. Rentals, communal infrastructure, and permaculture systems are collectively owned by the Finca Fruición, SA, and managed by the Fruition Center.  The amount of personal land claimed by each member is determined by the amount of land surrounding their house that they are able and willing to maintain.  A site design plan must be submitted and approved by the member council to be considered personal land.  This offers flexibility for people to cultivate the amount of land that they feel comfortable with, for example; if one has little interest in working with personal land, it is advantageous for the communal land to come near their house, however, one can also have a small homestead if they are able to maintain it as well as keep up with community responsibilities.

 

Residential Roots Membership

Roots members are residential shareholding members and may live year-round on the land, either in personally built structures or in rental units owned by the Community (FF, SA).

 

  • House Site – 60 shares in Finca Fruicion, S.A.
    • These memberships have access to established electricity, water, and other utility systems.  They are close to the access road and form a resident village near the community center.  The structures in this category are interdependent yet autonomous.
    • The building footprint 200m2 maximum, including deck, storage shed, and other structures.
    • All structures must use ecologically responsible building practices and the Member Council approves house plans before construction begins
  • All Roots Memberships require a 90-day trial period before purchasing shares.
    • People who are in this 3-month trial period are required to be involved in community life, through attending weekly meetings and community dinners.
    • Participation in farm events, projects, and activities is strongly encouraged, and will play a role in the application process.
    • Upon completion of the 90 days, the Member Council will hold consensus and if in agreement, the potential members may join the cooperative by buying shares and be legally added into the board of directors for Finca Fruición, S.A., becoming a Roots Member.
    • If after 90 days, there is not a clear applicant acceptance, or dismissal, from the council, an additional 30 days may be required, to further evaluate any concerns that may have arisen.
  • The new member may then submit a house plan for approval by the Member Council, or continue renting, at a 50% discounted rate, from the Fruition Center.
  • The cost of Roots Memberships may re-evaluated annually by the shareholding members, and may change depending on the infrastructural value of the farm.
  • All households are required to pay dues of $60/month or $720/year.  The dues cover maintenance of communally owned land and infrastructure.  Further details are discussed in greater depth below

 

For more information on how you can become a Roots Member, please contact us at

FruitionCenter [at] gmail.com

Also check out our other membership and investment options.

Timeshare Membership

Investment Options