What is The Genome Collective?

we are a cooperative house in Binghamton, NY.

The Genome Collective is a Community of People.

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Humans, who share our lives in One House.

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Food. Art. Activism. Community. Genome Collective.

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What does this mean in Practice?

We are creating an open community space.

We eat together every day.

Our food comes out of dumpsters, and our food comes from the earth at our feet. Our driveway is not for cars, but for plants. Our basement is filled with mushrooms. We are committed to creating a just and sustainable food system that nourishes all.

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We would like to invite you to join us for dinner.

Contact us if you would like to share a meal.

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What is a Genome?

a genome is the essence of a living creature.

We are an organism.

The body of a Human is made up of Cells. The body of the Genome Collective is made up of Humans. (or, to be more precise, humans, plants, mushrooms, bacteria, one cat, and lots of wood). What this means is that we strive to act together to form a single living creature. Each house member plays a vital role to make our home alive.

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Here is a link to our Genome

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Why is this important?

Binghamton needs more communities.

We live in a world divided by boundaries. Concrete walls keep our eyes from seeing our neighbors, and asphalt roads keep our feet from feeling the earth. The purpose of The Genome Collective is to reconnect us to what is most important in life.

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Our efforts focus on food. Growing food reconnects us to the land. Sharing food reconnects us with each other.

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We seek to blur the boundaries our society has erected by giving a home to those who find themselves on the edges. We especially seek queer folk, trans folk, people of color, artists, activists, academics, cooks, dumpster divers, transcendence seekers, and all those who feel homeless in a hostile world.

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