FoCuS is a non-profit collaborative that educates groups and
individuals about sustainable living and local community
self-reliance. We promote collaborative relationships to
achieve mutual well-being in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.
We recognize the intrinsic beauty of our
region as worthy to preserve for future generations.
We recognize the vital link between the
individual and the sustenance we derive from where we live (food,
water, air, shelter).
We recognize that the level of human
functioning is directly linked to the quality of the environment.
We value the contributions of those
individuals who are presently contributing to our knowledge about
living in harmony with natural laws and principles.
We believe that our relationships within
the collaborative and those we seek to create in the larger community
must be based on mutual respect, consideration of multiple points of
view and effective communication.
FoCuS will inspire and empower
individuals to take on the challenge and potential of creating a world
in balance between human citizens and the local environment they
FoCuS will help cultivate deeper
inter-connections between people and their environments in Calaveras
and Tuolumne counties based on the principles of sustainability and
will work towards local community self-reliance wherever there is
interest and commitment.
FoCuS will encourage collaboration
between businesses and individuals whose work is based on ecologically,
socially and economically sustainable systems.
Views and opinions expressed on this website, whether by visitors,
members, or board members, are solely the opinions of those individuals
and do not necessarily represent those of FoCuS or its directors.
We're grateful to Sonora Area Foundation for it's generous grant in
support of our potato patch project. We also thank Duane Cuckler and
Lloyd Douglas for their generous donations to make this years harvest a
Area Foundation for it's generous grant in support of our
potato patch project. We also thank Duane Cuckler and Lloyd Douglas for
their generous donations to make this years harvest a success.