The B.U.S.
Building United Society
There is a seat on the BUS for everyone.
At this time we are looking for individuals who can help with construction, framing, renovations, framing, plumbing, and electrical. In March 2019 we will need 2 cooks and 2 farm managers.
The Walsenburg school building is 13,000 sq.ft with six additional lots to be used to create One Small Town Projects including housing for contributors, food related business incubation
We are in the beginning stages and there is a lot of work to be done to make the building inhabitable for more people. Here is a real opportunity for hands on contribution; either physically, if you have the skills that are needed at this time  or financially to help make this a domino that will start this new paradigm.
  1. New Roof
    We should be able to do this ourselves for $12,000
  2. Interior Reno
    Materials and dumpster fees about $5,600
  3. The Mortgage
    We have 12 months to raise $97,000
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The Master Plan
What's Up in the NewBurg (Walsenburg)
District ONE is a nonprofit food innovation district; promoting and developing local food system and food business incubation. Currently, District ONE is supported by some members of the Ubuntu community, donations, community service people, the county, various community volunteers, social enterprise, fundraising activities and grant funds from private foundations.

Renovation of the 1898 Historic school building continues (The BUS). The BUS is a place where food and housing are provided in exchange for 16 hours of work. It includes spacious rooms, community kitchen, bathrooms and also has plans for a sauna. Common areas and some rooms have grand views of the Spanish Peaks.

As the growing season approaches we have plenty of opportunities to develop our 7 acres of land that includes tool sheds and a greenhouse. Some experience in the following areas is good but passion and willingness to learn make up for lack of extensive experience. Everyone can help build another greenhouse that we have planned in March.

Our long term plan is to develop more food related businesses. For example we should develop a Juice Bar at ONE Table (our café). The café, is an established business, but could be open more days per week

 District ONE is a nonprofit 501(c) your donations are tax deductible