“A garden requires patient labor and attention.
Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or
to fulfill good intentions.
They thrive because someone expended effort on them.”
Liberty Hyde Bailey
On my trip to Davis I learned about an amazing community. While I was taking a short walk through the neighborhood where I was visiting, I discovered the Sunwise Co-op community.
Sunwise Co-op was built in the early 1970s by a group of UC Davis students from the on-campus cooperative houses. These students had a vision of how the future of Sunwise should be.
The students wanted a place in the community where low-income individuals could live together in an ecologically sensitive, sustainable, vegetarian, organic, collective manner. The founders of Village Homes, Michael and Judy Corbett, shared this vision and provided the land that would become the home of the Sunwise Co-op in Davis.