Sunflower was established in 1980 by a group of Austinites "who envisioned establishing a small, vegetarian, independent co-operative."1 Since then, it’s been called home by hundreds of members young and old, and from various walks of life.
Almost 40 years after its founding, house members (many younger than Sunflower itself!) dug into the archives (dusty plastic file bins in our shed). The result is this website, documenting this co-op's special legacy.
"Our vision is to create a vehicle for sustainable community and provide affordable co-operative housing. To this end we will embody the values of self-sufficiency, responsibility, community and harmonious living. We will draw on the wealth of knowledge of past and present members with future generations in mind.
We seek to integrate social, financial and environmental sustainability by:
- Sunflower Mission Statement, 2010