Community Values, Principles and Guidelines

Guidelines for Participation at DragonflyHill Urban Farm

In consideration for the safety and enjoyment of everyone who stays, lives and works here.

We thank you for your consideration

General Guidelines

Respect the Space:

  1. We value deeply the diversity, labor, skill and craft of everyone who participates, works and lives at and around DragonflyHill Urban Farm. We therefore insist that people are especially vigilant to avoid speech and actions that are hurtful, marginalizing and offensive.  We are ethnically and culturally diverse, anti-racist, anti-sexist, child friendly, wheelchair accessible and dis-ability and LGBTQIA affirmative. We strongly abide by these values and hope you’ll join us.
  2. We are part of a larger community that is also economically, ethnically and culturally diverse. We deeply value our relationships with our neighbors. If guests have a problem with something or someone in the neighborhood, please contact your  DragonflyHill Team and let us do what we can to resolve it. We highly discourage notifying the police, especially given the particular history of the police in this area and their relationship to the community.
  3. Absolutely NO contraband: No porn, drugs or weapons.  No guns. No exceptions! This is not a moral judgement, but rather a security consideration and lifestyle choice for the space, and of course, no illegal criminal activity. This includes medical marijuana, as long as it remains federally criminalized. When the federal restrictions are lifted we will of course honor medical uses of this medication.
  4. This is a safe and sober space. No alcohol without special arrangements and consideration.
  5. Service dogs and their owners are encouraged to participate in all events throughout the compound. No pets (this does not apply to working dogs) are allowed inside any of the buildings (except our cat, who is not allowed in the Purple Barn and Studio Space.) If you are planning on bringing pets, please get permission first. and of course, do not pet, distract or feed service animals without the permission of their owner.
  6. Please use scent free personal products before attending events at DragonflyHill Urban Farm, so that everyone can attend regardless of chemical sensitivity. We provide information on scent free products and the products we use at the Farm on our web page. If you are allergic to any of these products, let us know in advance so we can do everything possible to accommodate your full participation.  We cannot guarantee a scent free space but we do encourage people to understand that their choice of fragrances can impact the human rights and access of others.
  7. There is no smoking inside any of the buildings. We do allow smoking on the front porch and by the bench near the side porch. Please dispose of your cigarette butts in the receptacle provided.
  8. Hate speech, bullying, sexism, cis-sexism, ableism, racism, bigotry, discrimination, harassment, ridicule,  provocation and government infiltration will not be tolerated.
  9. No cops, law enforcement, governmental security agents or military personnel etc. allowed.  If you have a warrant we of course will not obstruct you in your court mandated work, but we do not give consent.
  10. DragonflyHill does not discriminate on the basis of and provides for a dialogue on the issues of age,  race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, immigration status, dis-ability and religion.

Events at DragonflyHill Urban Farm

all of the above guidelines apply as well as:

  1. All events need to take into consideration the surrounding residential community, making sure that noise level and other interruptions to daily living are respectful of those who live in and around DragonflyHill Urban Farm.
  2. Private areas including the residences of DragonflyHill are off  limits. When using the Museum House for events, bedrooms are off limits except to residents and overnight guests.
  3. All events MUST be wheelchair accessible and dis-ability affirmative and respectful of the universal human rights of all peoples, without exception. Public events requesting donations must make exception for those who cannot afford the cost of admission.
  4. The following disclosure must be included on all event announcements: “This event is wheelchair accessible and dis-ability affirmative. if you need additional accommodations please contact us 72 hours prior to the event. Parking is limited, to reserve off street parking based on need, please contact: (provide contact information).  To allow for greater participation, including people with chemical sensitivity disorder, this is a scent free space. Please refrain from using scented personal products before attending this event. For people requiring a scent free space, we apologize but unfortunately cannot guarantee a scent free space.”
  5. Pathways and doorways must be maintained to allow for access at all times.
  6. A designated access facilitator must be provided for all events to assure full access and a dis-ability affirmative environment is maintained.  (For more information:http://inbedwithfridakahlo.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/guide-to-accessible-event-planning/  also feel free to ask us for assistance on this, as well )
  7. Groups using the space must take responsibility for set up and clean up.
  8. We request a rental fee and security deposit, but also encourage the development of nonfinancial means of reciprocity, communion and sustainability, with the understanding that different people and groups have different levels of ability and all people have something to contribute and need space to do so.  We cannot build community without all sectors of the community.  In most circumstances, a security deposit of $100 is required for use of the facilities and will be refunded if the staff at DragonflyHill Urban Farm does not have to clean up after you. We have reciprocity plans to cover the deposit as well.
  9. Keys and key codes to DragonflyHill Urban Farm are not to be shared with anyone but the person(s) responsible for the event or space rental. Codes are changed regularly.


Overnight Guests

all of the general guidelines apply as well as:

DragonflyHIll Urban Farm Community Principles and Guidelines

Respect the Space:
Your room is one of four active listings at DragonflyHill Urban Farm. You are welcome to participate in any activities or keep to yourself.

  1. Guests affirm that they have read the rules and our listing carefully and understand all of the accommodations described in the listing. Guests reserving a stay here agree to communicate with the host via airbnb’s platform prior to arrival and to check airbnb messages, especially immediately after making a reservation and again in the days leading up to your trip. Communication is essential for us to be able to provide you with comfortable and elegant accommodations.
  2.  While we are children friendly, we cannot provide free accommodations for children or infants OF ANY AGE.  We welcome your children and infants  into our home but all fees and total number of guest limits apply. Thank you for your understanding.
  3. We value deeply the diversity, labor, skill and craft of everyone who participates, works and lives at and around DragonflyHill Urban Farm. We therefore insist that people are especially vigilant to avoid speech and actions that are hurtful, marginalizing and offensive.  We are ethnically and culturally diverse, anti-racist, anti-sexist, child friendly, wheelchair accessible and dis-ability and LGBTQIA affirmative. We strongly abide by these values and hope you’ll join us.
  4. We are part of a larger community that is also economically, ethnically and culturally diverse. We deeply value our relationships with our neighbors. If guests have a problem with something or someone in the neighborhood, please contact your  DragonflyHill Team and let us do what we can to resolve it. We highly discourage notifying the police except in emergencies, especially given the particular history of the police in this area and their relationship to the community.
  5. Absolutely NO contraband: No porn, drugs or weapons.  No guns. No exceptions! This is not a moral judgement, but rather a security consideration and lifestyle choice for the space, and of course, no illegal criminal activity. This includes medical marijuana, as long as it remains federally criminalized. When the federal restrictions are lifted we will of course honor medical uses of this medication.
  6. This is a safe and sober space. Guests who do drink agree to limit consumption within their own room and in moderation. No alcohol in the common and shared spaces. Smoking tobacco is allowed on the front and side porch/patios.
  7. Please use scent free personal products. We provide scent free bath products for our guests.  We cannot guarantee a scent free space but we do encourage people to understand that their choice of fragrances can impact the human rights and access of others. No aerosols or essential oils!
  8. No law enforcement, governmental security agents or military personnel etc. allowed.  If you have a warrant we of course will not obstruct you in your court mandated work, but we do not give consent.
  9. Keys and key codes to DragonflyHill Urban Farm are not to be shared with anyone. Codes are changed regularly. If you lose your keycode you must notify us immediately.
  10. Do not remove bedding, towels, equipment, bath products, books, kitchen utensils, plates, containers or other items provided by DragonflyHill from the premises.
  11. No pets, except our cat.  Of course, this does not apply to service animals who are always welcome.
  12. Registered guests only. Overnight fees apply for additional guests. An overnight guest is anyone on the premises between 10:30 PM and 8:30AM, unless specific arrangements have been made. Additionally, frequent non-registered visitors to guest rooms is discouraged. Guests agree to fill out a standard registration form for their group, and provide a photo ID for all adult guests upon arrival.
  13. Special events and parties must be approved by the host and will most likely incur a separate fee.
  14. Guests staying more than 28 days should communicate with host before booking and will be agreeing to a standard lease, background check and additional security deposit to be paid directly to the host.  
  15. Please make sure you remove all valuables from your room upon check out. Due to the labor required, there will be a $50 handling fee plus shipping costs for shipping items to guests. High duty fees may also apply.

There are additional guidelines for events and nonresidential uses of the space. This listing is for the private use of guests and is not a contract for rehearsal or production space or meeting space usage.

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