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Get To Know Our Community Members

Judith White

Aloha beautiful Colorado from beautiful Kauai.

I am a 66 year old happy and healthy woman who lived in Denver for 20 years prior to moving to my current home, Kauai. My time here is spent as a mental health provider (clinical psychologist), practicing yoga, and dabbling in art. Gardening is another area of interest for me, though I've not had a  garden space for quite a few years. I'd like to live in a community with access to other creative individuals along with collective space to create; and a garden space would be lovely!

As I move closer to retirement, I plan to spend more time in CO to be with my daughter and her family, who live in Westminster; eventually splitting my year between CO and Hawaii.  

BFCC appears to offer all the elements that are valuable to me in an intentional community; and Longmont a place I can be of service. 

Sherrie

Hello!

I’m one of the new members of BFCC and can’t wait to start living in this new exciting community. I’ve lived in several states and Colorado and New Mexico are where I feel most at home. Let’s get this show started!

Leslie Poisson

From Haiti I came to the United States at 14. I lived in MA, then moved to Calif. There I worked for the city of Gendale, and later attended the Art Center in Pasadena. I lived in Denver 14 yrs.

Now I am in Boston for extended stay due to family concerns. When I found out about cohousing, that seemed a very sensible option for me. When I found that BFCC would combine community with a focus on art and food, the choice seemed logical and exciting.

I appreciate that BFCC is intent on being engaged with the community of Longmont, rather than being an enclave behind walls.  I look forward to living with others who value community.

Ruth Ellen & Steve

 

Ruth Ellen is an engineer at Seagate and Steve is a stay at home Dad.  We have two daughters, Colista (17) and Davita (15). 

We are interestedin living in co-housing and living close to Ruth Ellen's work which is in Longmont.

Ruth Ellen lived at Nyland Co-housing for 10 years and really liked the lifestyle.

Charuta & Peter

Charuta and Peter met in Boulder Colorado and are looking forward to starting a family within Bohn Farm Cohousing Community.  Peter is a Cohousing Developer and has a passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Charuta is a career, life, and leadership coach, as well as a massage therapist, who is passionate about spiritual awakening.

We chose the Bohn Farm Cohousing Community because it is Peter’s baby. LOL

We live in a time where so few neighbors know one another and we believe that having a strong social fabric with like-minded individuals is necessary to thrive.   We can’t wait to get our hands dirty farming and to be creative with fellow artists. 

Kenzie Davison

Kenzie spends most of her days exploring patterns and play. Kenzie is a behavioral scientist (BCBA) and is currently pursuing certification in Synergetic Play Therapy. She earned her Urban Permaculture Design Certificate from the Urban Permaculture Guild in Oakland, CA and participated in the Permaculture Teacher Course with the Bullocks Homestead on Orcas Island, WA. While Kenzie is a seasoned community-living veteran, BFCC will be the first time for Kenzie to live in a space that was designed using a community, permaculture approach.

Kenzie back-flipped upon finding the Bohn Farm Cohousing Community – with an urban farm, collective living, and focus on regenerative living; Bohn farm is the perfect hybrid for active, sustainable living in Colorado.

Kenzie looks forward to engaging with community; walking to local activities; caretaking the bees & chickens; jarring CSA veggies; designing passive rainwater collection; and the multitude of opportunities that arise when living in community with an urban farm and work-studios on site. 

Cheryl Carter-Pierce

Bio Coming Soon

We look forward to meeting you. 

Kathleen Thomson

I have been a children's librarian for 38 years.  I have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. 

I am interested in co-housing because I want to live in a smaller place with people close by, especially my daughter and her family.

Having my family and a community of like minded people is very important to me. 

Sallie Sprague

A few years ago, I retired from an academic career in plant biochemistry, cell biology and ecology, including stints at both CU – Boulder and CSU. Now I am pursuing my life-long interest in photography and continuing with the folk dance group I started in Boulder in 1982.

In the past, I lived in several shared situations and have missed the camaraderie.  My move to Longmont was to be closer to my dance community and now I am excited to find Bohn Farm developing into a co-housing community.

As a long-time home gardener, and member of various CSA’s for the last decade or so, I am particularly excited about establishing a community of similarly interested folks at Bohn Farm. 

Annie Brook

Me: Well, how to talk about oneself? Well, I have 5 siblings, my parents have passed, I am a widow, and am a professional somatic psychologist. I an an author, and teach gyrotonic movement, and yoga, and seminars, as well as have a client practice. I grew up enjoying movement, painting, reading, kayaking, sweat lodges, teaching, and learning to cook. I also really enjoy singing and being in nature. People who like to live and grow, and know how to play are my friends.

Why? Staying connected is challenging in our isolated living environments! People need people; I like having my own place, and knowing my neighbors. I like the choice of interactions, sharing meals, work, walks, and the ability to stay home. I like being where all ages live together, including kids!

Perspective: So far, connections with existing members shows an interactive group of people who have skills, life experiences, a sense of cooperation, and some shared intentions. No one seems out of hand, and yet people express their views. 

Anne Keen

I am a retired Occupational Therapist. I worked in both Wyoming and in Colorado for over 30 years in various school districts. I have one son who is 24 years old he will probably visit the farm from time to time. I currently live in Evergreen, Co.  I dabble in many different art forms watercolor, pastel, felting, basket weaving, am learning to knit and crochet at the moment. I ski, hike, bike, snowshoe, x-country, and play golf and pickle ball.

I hope to get involved in the garden at Bohn Farm and learn from some of the other gardeners. I hope I can contribute some resources as I have many files on sustainable living techniques. At one point I was looking into starting a sustainable farm with a smaller amount of people. I have been through all the processes that the Members are going through now. I saw all the work that Peter put into this process and thought I don’t know if I have the, where with all, to do what he has done. So I thought this would be a good idea to jump on board.  With this big of a community it is going to be a process. But there are so many creative people I am sure the result will be a pleasant and welcoming place. 

Trudy Wayne

I am a native of Colorado, born and raised in Pueblo. I have had a long career as a physical therapist, having practiced in a variety of settings in northern California, Denver, Boulder and Longmont. I have had a small private practice specializing in Craniosacral Therapy here in Longmont since 2003.  

My partner, Dick Pratt, is a native of New York, who ventured out west to attend college.  Dick is a retired geologist/oceanographer and has been an active volunteer with Boulder County Parks and Open Space for over 20 years leading geology and birding trips.    

Neither of us wants to leave Longmont to be closer to them since we consider this home, having lived here for almost 25 years!  We both, me especially, have investigated cohousing for many years and find that Bohn Farm Cohousing Community is the most inviting of all. 

Ashley Dancer

Ashley Dancer is a former Air Force Captain with over five years of active duty service. She graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Meteorology, and commissioned into the Air Force as a Weather Officer.

Now a civilian, Ashley is pursuing dual MBA/MS degrees in Real Estate Development Management and Environmental Policy through Leeds School of Business and the ENVS graduate program at the University of Colorado. She has completed the first of three years for her dual degree program.

Ashley currently resides in Boulder with her long-time boyfriend Brad, who will soon be attending engineering school. In her free-time, Ashley enjoys rock climbing, the occasional night out, sky diving, and hitting the gym.

Karen & Mark

Karen & Mark moved to Longmont from Madison, WI in April of 2015.  Mark is an Estimating Manager for High Country Millwork and Karen; a licensed Massage Therapist is currently working part-time for Edward Jones as a branch office administrator while she grows her practice in CranioSacral Therapy. 

We chose Bohn Farm because we both have a strong desire to be a part of an intentional community that has a focus on sustainable living.  We were very excited to learn that such a community was being developed right here in our adopted home of Longmont.

The idea of a CSA built into the community was also a big draw for us.  As members of a CSA for the last 10+ years, this community fits beautifully with our desire for local, fresh, healthy food in our daily lives.  We are looking forward to seeing how this community continues to develop and come together. 

Tessa

Bio Coming Soon

We look forward to meeting you. 

Judy Sterling

I will be moving to BFCC from my current home of 12 years in New Mexico. I retired in 2016 from a fun career in high tech. Now I live life like a kid let out of school for the summer.

I’m very active, but also enjoy yoga and meditation. I make metalsmith jewelry for fun. I was born and raised in the northeast U.S. I was widowed late in 2015 and have two grown stepsons who live in New York City. I already have many friends in the Denver area but my family and oldest friends are on both coasts.

I’ve been looking for the right co-housing community for many years. My work often took me around the globe and I look forward to settling down in a well-planned community of diverse yet like-minded people.

Ruth & Gerald Porche

Bio Coming Soon

We look forward to meeting you. 

Mark Lawton

Hello,

I am coming on board and will have my information posted soon. 

David Coddington

I hale from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Boulder in 1981. In 1984 I joined a roofing crew and started my apprenticeship in that industry while playing in various rock groups. 3R Roofing was started in 1988 and continues to the present day as does my involvement with several musicians. I currently live in a Boulder Co-op house and have three boys, 24, 16 and 12 who live in other parts of the county.

My house mates Daya Khalsa and Cara Bradley introduced me to Bohn Farm and I instantly knew this would be a good fit for me. I have always gravitated to community and large groups of friends and have always had an interest in Co-Housing communities.

Laurell Richey

I am a full-time professional REALTOR with REMAX Alliance and serve clients from Denver to Loveland. Additionally, I help investors grow their wealth via rental properties. After escaping the heat and cold of the Chicago area in 1997, I lived in Boulder and Denver County and moved to Longmont in 2004. Spending time with my 9 year old son, Ian, is the highlight of my days. We both love sports (him playing, me cheering), being outdoors and travel.


Longmont is such a wonderful town to raise a family and it only gets better with time. Because of the art and cultural events, athletic opportunities, parks, access to the mountains, awesome schools and a strong economic environment, I really can’t see a reason to go anywhere else.


I look forward to meeting the community members, building from the ground up and having a like-minded community to raise my son in.

Carol & Stephen

Carol and Stephen are from Berkeley, California, and plan to make Longmont their home where their daughter, son–in-law, and granddaughters now reside.  They have a blended family of four grown children and three grandchildren. Stephen recently retired from a life long teaching career and Carol retired from operating her own screen- printing business.  They enjoy cycling, camping, and traveling, and often combine all three.  Stephen loves fixing bicycles and reading, while Carol loves working with her hands, especially metal working and gardening.
When they first started looking for a home in Longmont, they were immediately drawn to the Bohn Farm neighborhood.  When they later found out about the Bohn Farm Co-housing Project, they became interested.  After meeting several members at a monthly gathering and learning more about the project, they felt they had found the perfect place: a residential community sitting softly on the earth, built on the idea of shared human and material resources.
Carol and Stephen feel that joining the Bohn Farm Co-housing Community will make their cross-county move a far better transition and launch the next chapter of their lives in a new and personally enriching way.  Bohn Farm will be a special place to spend time with their grand children. 

Douglass & Emilie Parker

Douglass is a software developer and Emilie is an artist (ceramic sculpture and painting,) formerly a project manager.  Douglass has written an awesome screenplay about the Red Elvises, a Russian rock-n-roll band and has dreams of marketing it in his spare time.

We chose Bohn Farm Cohousing Community of Art and Farming because it combines our love of the arts with sustainable energy efficient living, a commercial component and organic food. 

We are interested in cohousing because having neighbors that are friends, that you can share with and enjoy company with is one of the ways to create happiness in life.  Research shows that being surrounded by friends and caring neighbors is the key to happiness.   It's the safest and most gratifying way to live, living in villages where people know each other and enjoy doing things together, sharing stuff and being an extension of family.   

Sharon Smith-Eisler

I have lived in Longmont for years and have watched it grow into a vibrant little city full of potential.  I feel very fortunate to live here in Longmont and to be apart of the Front Range Communities. 

Bohn Farm is a wonderful place full of entrepreneurs and active families; I only live a few blocks away.  Cohousing offers us the ability to create an even stronger community from within.  it is an exciting housing model that works in many places around the world!

Every health professional will tell you that having social connectins in your life is enriching and healthy.  I enjoy participating with the existing families during potlucks, social events, and meetings to learn more about Bohn Farm and my future community members.   

 

Margaret Wood-Hemnes

I was born in Yonkers, NY on the edge of the Bronx, which made weekend trips to NYC for arts and culture with my dance fanatic mom easy, and set the stage for my adult life.

Bohn Farm offers more than just a residence on a piece of land; community is important to me and I look forward to sharing my life experinces with others and they sharing with me. 

Though I now live in VT, I plan on moving to the Longmont area this summer, to work more closely with the growing Bohn Farm Community, a process which I believe, will ultimately offer its members many opportunities for interesting and purposeful living.

Mary & Jeff

Mary and Jeff are native-born Easterners who have lived in many parts of the USA, but have now been in Colorado for twenty-plus years. They have no children or surviving parents; however, they have had animal companions throughout their 27 year marriage.

We chose the Bohn Farm Community for several reasons: Both of us have been interested in co-housing off and on for many years, and were pleased to see that a community had a chance to be formed and built in Longmont. We both like the town of Longmont for its slower pace but growing culture and amenities.

The idea of a Community Supported Agriculture operation in the community is very appealing, both from the idea of local agriculture and from benefit to the community. It will be interesting to see the community come to reality in the city of Longmont.

Bob & Connie Ferenc

Bob and Connie have been very actively engaged residents in the Longmont community for 35+ years.  Bob is a semi-retired licensed architect and construction technologies consultant; Connie is a retired school psychologist. 

We love the fact that BFCC is located near the heart of the fine city of Longmont.  As a multigenerational and artistic community, it’s likely to be an energetic and interesting place to live.

“Thinking Globally, and Acting Locally” has been a theme in both of our lives.  We’ve been actively involved in the city and our current neighborhood, where we’ve also been blessed to have interesting, kind, and caring neighbors.  We hope that life at BFCC will be both an extension and an expansion of our lives’ previous commitments and experiences.

Judith White

Aloha beautiful Colorado from beautiful Kauai.

Sherrie

I am excited to participate with my new friends to help shape the future of the Bohn Farm Cohousing Community. 

Bruce Flynn

Hope you are having a wonderful day. 

Leslie Poisson


20170304-BFCC-LesliePoisson-00It will be exciting to see such a project as the Bohn Farm cohousing, take shape. I tell my friends about it and they get excited. It gives me hope that alternatives ways of building and living are becoming more of a focus for many of us in the world, that our values may be shifting to a healthier outlook for the one planet we call home.

Ruth Ellen & Steve

Hope you are having a wonderful day.  

Charuta & Peter

Cohousing is about smart growth in urban planning, sustainability, and building community; we hope to find like-minded individuals and families who believe in diversity.

Have a wonderful day!

Kenzie Davison

Have a Wonderfully Productive Day!

Cheryl Carter-Pierce

 Have a wonderful day. 

Kathleen Thomson

This is an image of the home of the Bohn Family that was moved here in 1930 and the porch was added in 1933.  The origin of the home is unknown.  The chickenhouse in the background was completed in 1930 as well, but a few years later half of it, the west wing, was convereted into a dairy operation and cattle was brought onto the property.  

Hope to meet you at a future meeting, until then take care.

Sallie Sprague

 Have a wonderful day. 

Annie Brook

Location is so pretty, I love being near the St Vrain waterway, and in a neighborhood district. Also, good holistic design is making this cohousing community seem even more functional.

Kudos to all the hard work getting this up and rolling and looking forward to new members and next steps.

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Have a wonderful day. 

Anne Keen

Hope you are able to find the time to visit the site.  We look forward to developing a great cohousing community.  

Have a nice day, 

~Anne

Trudy Wayne

Being mostly retired, I can now spend more time playing recorder with several music groups in the area including the Colorado Recorder Orchestra, and volunteering as a reading tutor for St. Vrain Valley district, and Healing Touch practitioner for the-non-profit cancer organization, LifeSpark.

We look forward to meeting you.

Have a wonderful day. 

Ashley Dancer

When you have a chance plan on visiting our site to attend an Open House (1313 Spruce Ave, Longmont CO 80501), which is always the last Sunday of every month starting at 3pm. 

Karen & Mark

We look forward to working with the Bohn Farm Cohousing Community to create a beautiful sense place.

Tessa

 Have a wonderful day. 

Judy Sterling

We hope you consider Bohn Farm Cohousing Community as the next place you call home. 

Hope you have a wondeful day!

Ruth & Gerald Porche

 Have a wonderful day. 

Mark Lawton

Come to an Open House, they are held on the last Sunday of every month from 3 to 5pm at 1313 Spruce Ave, Longmont CO 80501. 

David Coddington

 I hale from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Boulder in 1981. In 1984 I joined a roofing crew and started my apprenticeship in that industry while playing in various rock groups.  3R Roofing was started in 1988 and continues to the present day as does my involvement with several musicians. I currently live in a Boulder Co-op house and have three boys, 24, 16 and 12 who live in other parts of the county.

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My house mates Daya Khalsa and Cara Bradley introduced me to Bohn Farm and I instantly knew this would be a good fit for me. I have always gravitated to community and large groups of friends and have always had an interest in Co-Housing communities.

We are well into the ‘software construction’ of our new community with workshops on the finance and legal issues of an HOA, design and construction, site development and more. Our relationships are also growing as we are essentially creating a small municipality within a municipality. The nuts and bolts of this Co-housing venture require an awareness and involvement with community in a way that is uncommon in today’s generally isolating and disjointed social and housing models. As we evolve together in this process we are looking ahead and borrowing a model from the past that is more supportive of the individual in a mutually created intentional community. 

 

Laurell Richey

For over 15 years I have been thinking co-housing would be an ideal living situation for me, but since my son was born, I didn’t want to leave Longmont. When I found out about Bohn Farm I couldn’t believe my luck.  It is very close to where we live now and in my favorite area of Longmont but the fact it will have a community garden, park and community buildings is a dream come true. 

Have a wonderful day and I look forward to meeting you. 

Carol & Stephen

20160708-BFCC-Hathaway-02Carol Hathaway
I have spent most of my life in California.  Growing up near Los Angeles, attending college at U.C. Davis and living in Berkeley for the past 25 years.  I have always been interested in making things since learning how to sew at the age of 9.  When my children were young, I started a screen-printing business in my home.  It became my full time work for over 30 years.  I learned how to weld and work with metal about 20 years ago and it has become my favorite mode for making art.  I love to make garden sculpture, gates, fences, fountains, and trellises, both functional and whimsical out of any metal I can find.
I have always enjoyed running and cycling and completed my first triathlon when I turned 60 two years ago.   I want to do my best to stay physically active and to make art, as I get older.  I am excited about living close to my granddaughters and to be a part of their lives.
 
 
20160708-BFCC-Rutherford-00Stephen Rutherford
I am a native San Franciscan, but came of age in the Boston area during the late sixties.  I discovered my calling as a teacher while studying music in New York City, working first as a naturalist in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and then later as a middle and elementary school teacher in California.  I just retired after 36 years, never fitting comfortably in the education bureaucracy, but always determined to inspire and make a difference in the lives of my students.
There is much that I look forward to.  Time for reflection and writing; shared meals with food grown close to home and heart; being certified as a master bicycle mechanic and maybe even creating a bike repair shop in the barn at Bohn Farm for the community; exploring the high Rockies with my grandchildren.  

Douglass & Emilie Parker

Our home will be a little smaller than we have now, but nicer, newer and more sustainable and efficient.  It will be built in a cluster of single-family condos, townhomes and houses. In cohousing all the neighbors share a big common house -- for shared meals, kids events, guest rooms, art, meetings, sharing.  We'll all use it almost daily and clean and maintain it together.  We'll gather at least once a month to talk about our community and our projects.

Sharon Smith-Eisler

 

 

Margaret Wood-Hemnes

We remained in Yonkers for 10 years, and then moved around the country for my father’s job in the US Navy, providing our family with an opportunity see our country, meet many different types of people, and forced me to become very adaptable. However, every vacation we happily returned to NYC (both parents were New Yorkers), where I chose to live and work as an adult.

Prior to moving to the City, I attended college in upstate NY and following graduation married and lived in Ithaca, NY while my husband completed graduate school. It was the late 60’s and Ithaca was one of the hot beds of (Vietnam) war resistance, and avante garde thinking. Already involved in the civil rights movement, while in Ithaca, I became further engaged in left wing arts and politics, and meeting people like political activist Dan Berrigan the chorographer Merce Cunningham, and  composer John Cage, all of whom influenced me.

Finishing school, we moved to NYC, with our daughter, where my husband embarked on a very busy career as a CPA and I became involved with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, taking classes and soon working for them in their offices at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). My position involved booking, tour and assistant stage management which put me front and center into both the technical and business aspects of the performing arts. And BAM, being the forefront of presenting and producing new international work, as it is now, was a great place to learn technical theater and union operations while becoming acquainted with some of the most interesting artists of the day. Following that experience, I, with two colleagues, founded the first US not for profit performing arts

management company, and then the original Dance Umbrella, a collective dance festival for NY companies. Following those experiences, I assumed management of New York’s City Center, a large NYC arts institution, and union theater, which was threatened with demolition. Supported by a strong, powerful board, we reversed the situation, using an EDA Grant, the Landmarks Commission, the sale of the Theater’s air rights (an economic development strategy), the City budget, and large foundation resources to significantly improve the facility, and its programming.

Through the 90’s I pursued a career in the arts, operating large theaters and arts organizations while I raised my daughter, now living in Boulder with her family. Following her college graduation and at that time, divorced, I decided to explore Alaska and my interest in Native Alaskan culture. With some AK contacts, I initially worked in Cordova, the epicenter of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Like most folks who went to AK at that time, I ended up with a wide variety of jobs---from dispatching for a small bush airline to running the Anchorage Opera. While there I met my second husband, a professional pilot and together, we explored most of the State from Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians to Prudhoe Bay by small plane and camper. Finally, we settled down in Unalakleet, where my husband, who passed away two years ago, was the pilot for a Maine sized school district on the Bering Strait/Seward Peninsula and I worked in several capacities for a Native Tribe, including as their general manager. Though we were off the road system and quite remote from “civilization” the outdoors and different cultures provided challenges and very interesting times. When the Native Tribe of Unalakleet hired me, I was charged with developing and funding a program to keep our Elders “in place”. Because most villages have only a health clinic staffed by special nursing aids, illnesses and serious conditions are medivaced to regional hospitals far away. Thus, as our Elders aged and became unwell, they were sent to Anchorage (400 miles by air) for care

in poorly staffed assisted living facilities, most often-private homes. Away from their villages, their positions as respected Elders, and their traditional foods/culture, the displaced Elders failed rapidly. Their families back in the bush suffered too because they hadn’t the resources to provide care or the funds to visit regularly.

Researching this problem, I became familiar with various forms of senior and/or multigenerational living including cohousing the latter which attracted me as a possible solution for bush Alaska, and personally. Prior to my daughter’s moving to Colorado, I was aware of the work being done out of Boulder, so when my husband passed away and my daughter relocated I pursued that interest which has lead me to becoming a member of the Bohn Farm Community. 

 

 

Mary & Jeff

Mary retired after a long career in Customer Service with United Airlines in several cities on the East and West coasts, and Jeff is retired from the IT business, where he did everything possible and retired as a technical writer from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He is a published writer, and lived in the Nyland community for a short time. They enjoy many of the usual things of city culture, such as dining out and art and music events, and traveling to other countries, although not in recent years. They still enjoy bicycling around town although they haven’t been skiing in a number of years. Both volunteer in the community and take music and other classes through the Longmont Senior Center.

We chose to get involved in the Bohn Farm community for several reasons. Both of us have been interested in co-housing off and on for many years, and were pleased to see that a community had a chance to be formed and built in Longmont. We both like the town of Longmont for its slower pace but growing culture and amenities.The Bohn Farm site is close enough to downtown to satisfy our desire to be close to city life – neither of us are country people.

While it has taken a while for the Bohn Farm process to get some real momentum, it seems that members are enthusiastic and eager to get the community moving. The idea of a Community Supported Agriculture operation in the community is very appealing, both from the idea of local agriculture and from benefit to the community. It will be interesting to see the community come to reality in the city of Longmont.

Bob & Connie Ferenc

Connie grew up in a small town in Western New York State, where she learned what winter can really be like, and learned to drive on snow (mostly).  Bob is a member of that locally-rare species “Coloradus Nativus” (Obviously no actual Latin training here!)  He grew up mostly in the Denver area and a short period in Glenwood Springs, engaged from an early age with his father’s building construction enterprises in each location.  Bob and Connie met in Boulder at CU in a class titled “World Music and Western Science”.  Alas, it yielded no great insights into the Music of the Spheres, but it did yield a wedding at the top of Lake Eldora and a remarkably long relationship.

Bob carried his formative experience in construction trades into Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture, with special working emphasis on construction project management.  Working in Colorado, Saudi Arabia, and a brief stint in Tajikistan, Bob has designed and built both residential and commercial projects and has served as facilities and/or project manager for a variety of large- and small-scale projects.  Connie’s career in education was focused primarily on work as a school psychologist in the Boulder Valley School District, with some work also in Denver and St. Vrain Valley Schools.  Our son and his wife live in North Boulder, where he has a landscape business, she is a Waldorf kindergarten teacher, and together they operate a CSA, Dharma’s Garden.

We moved from Boulder to Longmont in 1978 and have been here since, seeing lots of change and growth in Longmont (and ourselves!).  Over the years, we’ve volunteered in the community in many ways, including: Parent-Teacher Organization president, Master Board of Appeals, Longmont Sister Cities Association, Multicultural Action Committee, Neighborhood Group Leaders Association, and our current neighborhood group.

We were both musicians in our youth, and we continue to enjoy music, mostly from the audience perspective.  Art was part of Bob’s architectural training, and he was also a dedicated stained glass artist for many years.  We enjoy gardening and Bob has kept bees.  Although we’re not as active as we used to be, the outdoors has always “called” to us, including hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, rafting, biking.  We’ve been blessed to have had travel adventures on 5 of Earth’s continents, and we’d love to continue exploring our beautiful world and big, remarkable country.

Learning and growing seems to be woven into the fabric of BFCC.  That will keep life from becoming “small” as we age, and should help to make it a richly interesting, dynamic, and rewarding place to live.

Bohn Farm: Vision Statement

Our vision is to live creatively in peaceful relationships with each other, our neighborhood and our environment.  We want to create an intergenerational community in a planned “rural” garden setting, respecting everyone’s need for private time and space while providing common facilities for a safe and caring village. We want to have affordable choices to reflect the social and economic diversity of our membership and we envision living and working together intentionally to create a simple, sustainable, environmentally healthy and happy lifestyle with people committed to these shared values.

Bohn Farm: Location, Location, Location...

Longmont Colorado is uniquely located just east of the Foothills. The location is considered a hub to the rest of our beautiful state with direct access to Boulder (15 minute drive), Estetes Park (amazing scenic destination), Lyons (terrific music venues), I-25 (Denver, CO and Laramie WY), and to HWY 287 (direct access to Ft. Collins and Broomfield). Bohn Farm Cohousing Community is located in the heart of Longmont perfiectly situated with access to many routes for adventure or business. With the rebuilding of the St. Vrain trailhead and the city establishing new economic zones near our site we are poised to be an opportune investment both financially and spiritually.

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Longmont’s Economic Development Vision

Sitting at the intersection of high-technology and manufacturing, Longmont exemplifies the best of the Front Range, offering a unique combination of infrastructure, high quality of life, skilled workforce, and business friendly climate while remaining affordable and welcoming.