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Five Tools to Help Groups Thrive

Five Tools to Help Groups Thrive

A clearly articulated evolutionary purpose, a welcoming of the whole self, and governance through self-management are keys to collective success.More…

It Takes All Kinds to Raise a Village

It Takes All Kinds to Raise a Village

After an engaged local citizenry creates cultural shifts, a city endorses rather than prosecutes code-bending strategies that promote resilient community.More…

Sociocracy

Lost Valley Educational Center avoids collapse and reinvigorates itself by applying a new approach to governance combining the best of diverse models.More…

How to Add Zest to Your Sustainability Education Program

A permaculture teachers hits upon a gold mine of effective methods for enlivening her teaching—by drawing from the principles of permaculture itself.More…

Network for a New Culture Camps

Participants in NFNC’s Summer Camps explore intimacy, transparency, freedom of choice, personal responsibility, sexuality, and new ways of being, teaching, and learning.More…

A “Wife Swapping” Adventure

Can an ecovillage gal live for a week in a mainstream household–with a microwave oven, processed food on paper plates,five SUVs, and six tiny pedigreed show dogs–and make a difference?More…

A “Wife Swapping” Adventure

Can an ecovillage gal live for a week in a mainstream household–with a microwave oven, processed food on paper plates,five SUVs, and six tiny pedigreed show dogs–and make a difference?More…

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