Joanie has been the co-owner of the EcoVillage Charlottesville property since 2014. As residential care taker she developed a role of inviting the community to the property for many different types of events. The purpose always has been to share the ideas and the vision of our eco friendly intentional community model. That entails the eco life style change and having people connecting with each other for community building. She creates a warmth and comfort for people to come and gather in the Lochlyn House while growing an experience of community. Those events include weekly potlucks, book readings, house concerts, storytelling, honoring and discovering how to handle life situations and exploring together while connecting with Community. Additionally there have been many environmental groups meetings for education and advocacy purposes to help make needed changes personally, community wide and nationally. The creation of the singing group called the Green Grannies of Charlottesville was her way of adding fun to an important message. Their Green Grannies is to "Entertain, Educate and Energize" people to become active.