Mission:

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.

Core Values:

    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.

Vision Statement

    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 inhabit.
    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 success. 

Sustainable Living:

Recycling resources

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 success.