|960 S Plymouth Ave, Rochester, NY 14608|
Ant Hill Cooperative was a member-controlled/managed/owned housing organization, based on Cooperative principles. Ant Hill was an inspired mix of college-style housing cooperatives (sharing a house), co-housing (having a private apartment, with common space), and ant farm creativity. They had members living in Ant Hill-managed houses and in apartments around the area. Their members had a great quality of life (for cheap) by pooling resources and splitting the work load. Together they were able to do bigger events, buy in bulk, and generally benefit from working together.
Like most cooperatives, they aimed to be not just a supportive, affordable, and ecologically responsible place to live. They also focused on community activism and projects. RocWiki, Critical Mass, DIY Rochester, and other local groups have either started with Ant Hill members or had Ant Hill members as key contributors.
One of Ant Hill Cooperative's priorities iwa building a community of people, both members and non-members, to further the exchange of ideas, the incubation of creative projects, and development of a better Rochester.
They invited students, activists, creative persons, and anyone interested in good food, good people, and communal living to help make this dream a reality.
Sadly, Ant Hill closed in May 2015 due to declining interest. Little Flower remains active, however, while the RocWiki and Critical Mass continue Ant Hill's legacy.