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What does it take to cooperate?

What does it take to cooperate?

What does it take to cooperate? Dear Friends, We all know that cooperation is the only way forward to actually address the monumental challenges facing humanity. But this isn’t easy. Cooperation is not the standard we were raised with. It takes both learning and unlearning. Which is why we are grateful for you: intentional communitiesMore…

Communities Winter Issue – Social Permaculture

Communities Winter Issue – Social Permaculture

Communities Magazine — Winter 2016 Social Permaculture Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Our new Communities issue on Social Permaculture was mailed to subscribers on Dec 2. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship you a copy today! Our Winter issue explores both Social Permaculture and the interface of Public andMore…

Are you feeling connected?

Are you feeling connected?

Community Bookstore The new Communities Directory $5 off with coupon by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager The New 7th Edition 2016 Print Communities Directory $5 off with coupon! Coupon applies to below Combo Deals too! In a time of global conflict and domestic divisiveness we need connection and collaboration. We are called to name ourMore…

Holiday Half-Off Sale!

Holiday Half-Off Sale!

Community Bookstore Holiday Half-Off Sale! by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Get half or more off on Books, Magazines, and Movies! The Fellowship for Intentional Community is immensely grateful for our supporters, members, donors, and bookstore customers. Your support keeps us going, both emotionally and financially. We strive to return the support with content and resourcesMore…

You Are The FIC

You Are The FIC

You Are The FIC! After last Tuesday, could it be any more obvious that the world is in crisis? When the unimaginable happens, how do you respond? My request to you: Don’t despair. Use this as an opportunity. Trump has brought into stark focus the problems that already existed. It doesn’t mean we haven’t madeMore…

Do you have your 2017 calendar? We’Moon & Permaculture

Do you have your 2017 calendar? We’Moon & Permaculture

Community Bookstore 2017 Calendar & Datebook by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager As we near the end of this calendar year, 2017 lurks around the corner with promises of new opportunities, dreams actualized…and greater organization?! As always, we offer you the We’Moon Datebook for not only organization but also inspiration and lunar charting. We are alsoMore…

Service & Activism – Communities magazine Fall Issue

Service & Activism – Communities magazine Fall Issue

Communities Magazine — Fall 2016 Service and Activism Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Service & Activism—Issue #172 Our latest Communities issue on Service & Activism is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Our Fall issue focuses on Service and Activism. AuthorsMore…

Play the Game of Permaculture

Play the Game of Permaculture

Community Bookstore Featured Food Forest by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Food Forest: Card Games inspired by Permaculture NEW! $25 Folks, I’m pretty excited about my new permaculture card game called Food Forest. It’s a game and a teaching aid; it can be played alone or with a group! I’m beginning to think the optionsMore…

How to find your community

How to find your community

Community Bookstore How to Find Your Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities II Seeking and Visiting a Community A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $15 in print; $10 in digital The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop―the veryMore…

Where is the complete guide to US Communities?

Where is the complete guide to US Communities?

Community Bookstore The Encyclopedic Guide To American Intentional Communities by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager The Encyclopedic Guide To American Intentional Communities by Timothy Miller NEW! $80 Ever wish you could have the complete, definitive guide to intentional communities throughout the U.S., past and present? Rather than a library of books, where is the bookMore…

50% off Magazine Back-Issues, October Sales, & a Focus on Diversity!

50% off Magazine Back-Issues, October Sales, & a Focus on Diversity!

50% off Magazine Back-Issues, October Sales, and a Focus on Diversity! By Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager ‘Tis the season for reflection: to retreat indoors, look back on the year, and assess our accomplishments and lessons learned. Oftentimes, we even reflect on years past as markers of how we arrived to our place today orMore…

Crisis and Opportunity: Taking the FIC to the next level

Crisis and Opportunity: Taking the FIC to the next level

  My Fellow Communitarians, Every day intentional communities and their allies work to model a better future. And everyday, the FIC works to support their development, share what they’ve learned, and connect them to the broader movement towards sustainability, cooperation, and justice. As a grassroots funded organization our income consists of membership fees, donations, andMore…

Do you organize with the Moon?

Do you organize with the Moon?

Community Bookstore Do you organize with the Moon? by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Permaculture Principles 2017 Wall Calendar with Moon Planting Guide $14, Wall Calendar We are thrilled to begin carrying this interactive and engaging wall calendar that features 12 key permaculture principles, inspiring imagery and tips, phases of the moon, and optimal plantingMore…

Autumn Gifts & Free Reads

Autumn Gifts & Free Reads

Autumn Gifts & Free Reads By Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Free Gift Subscription with $50 Purchase! October is my favorite month. For most of us in the northern hemisphere, it is the moment we experience sweet relief from the summer heat. We dust off the cobwebs from our chest of sweaters and woolen hats, gatherMore…

Service & Activism – Communities Fall Issue

Service & Activism – Communities Fall Issue

Communities Magazine — Fall 2016 Service and Activism Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Service & Activism—Issue #172 Our latest Communities issue on Service & Activism reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Our Fall issue focuses on Service and Activism. AuthorsMore…

4 Ways to Celebrate the new Communities Directory

4 Ways to Celebrate the new Communities Directory

Community Bookstore 4 Ways to Celebrate the new Communities Directory by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager The New 7th Edition 2016 Print Communities Directory $35 The Communities Directory, now in its seventh edition, has already been delivered to over 300 homes and communities that were eagerly awaiting its completion. Have you received your copy? WeMore…

What are you doing this Fall? Find us at these events!

What are you doing this Fall? Find us at these events!

What are you doing this Fall? Find us at these events!   Fall Events by Sky Blue, FIC Exec. Directory Summer’s over, but Fall’s just beginning, and the movement for cooperation, sustainability, and justice charges on! We’ll be representing at several more great events this year. Come hang out with us and help change theMore…

17 communities from your couch

17 communities from your couch

Community Bookstore Featured Visions of Utopia On DVD and Digital Format by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Visions of Utopia Experiments in Sustainable Culture Part 1 and Part 2 On DVD or in digital format $25 each or $38 for both! Take a journey to 17 intentional communities throughout the US in our classic two-part documentaryMore…

Communities Fall Issue – Service & Activism

Communities Fall Issue – Service & Activism

Communities Magazine — Fall 2016 Service and Activism Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Our new Communities issue on Service and Activism was mailed to subscribers on August 23. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship you a copy today! Our Fall issue focuses on Service and Activism. Authors exploreMore…

How can we bring more life to meetings?

How can we bring more life to meetings?

  Community Bookstore Featured Group Works card deck by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Group Works card deck A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings created by the Group Pattern Language Project NEW! $35 Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the organizing, role-setting, and facilitation of a meeting? Perhaps you wantMore…

Available now: new Communities Directory book!

Available now: new Communities Directory book!

Community Bookstore Featured Communities Directory Book New 7th Print Edition  by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Communities Directory Print Book New 7th edition, August 2016 Available and shipping $35 We are so grateful for our supportive community that contributed to our kickstarter campaign last fall. Together, we exceeded our goal and created an updated seventh editionMore…

West Coast Communities Conference 2016

West Coast Communities Conference 2016 Thursday Sept 29 ― Sunday Oct 2 at Groundswell Institute a queer ecovillage and retreat center 2 hours north of the San Francisco CA Bay Area Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community West Coast Communities Conference: Racial & Economic Justice Get details and register here Whether old hat to intentional community or just divingMore…

What does it take to go back to the land?

What does it take to go back to the land?

Community Bookstore Featured Two New Films by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager What does it take to go back to the land? Perhaps you have explored the answer in your own unique way. And now FIC has two new films available at our bookstore that offer another possible answer. Independent film-maker, Helen Iles, has spentMore…

Communities magazine – Ecovillages around the World

Communities magazine – Ecovillages around the World

Communities Magazine — Summer 2016 Ecovillages around the World Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Ecovillages around the World—Issue #171 Our latest Communities issue on Ecovillages around the World is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Produced in association with theMore…

53 Ways of The Peripatetic Communitarian

53 Ways of The Peripatetic Communitarian

Community Bookstore Feature Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop The Peripatetic Communitarian: The Best of Geoph Kozeny by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume XV The Peripatetic Communitarian: The Best of Geoph Kozeny A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $10 Digital, $15 Print The FellowshipMore…

Join the Re-generation!

Join the Re-generation!

Community Bookstore Designing Regenerative Cultures by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Designing Regenerative Cultures by Daniel Christian Wahl NEW! $32 In our newest title in the FIC bookstore, author Daniel Wahl writes in Designing Regenerative Cultures: “We need to ask the deeper question of why we are worth sustaining. Our answers will inform how we askMore…

Workshops & Discounts – Communities Conference 2016

Workshops & Discounts – Communities Conference 2016

  Communities Conference 2016 Labor Day Weekend Conference Sept 2-5 at Twin Oaks Community, Louisa VA Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community This year’s Communities Conference is just around the Corner! Will you join us this Labor Day weekend (September 2nd-5th) for three days of workshops, story swapping, shared meals and inter-community solidarity? TheMore…

Are you hands-on?

Are you hands-on?

Community Bookstore Head, Heart & Hands Lessons in Community Building by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Head, Heart & Hands Lessons in Community Building by Shari Leach 171 pages $20 I don’t know about you, but I am a hands-on learner. Even when it comes to abstract ideas like community building, if my reading canMore…

Ecovillages around the World – Communities Summer Issue

Ecovillages around the World – Communities Summer Issue

Communities Magazine — Summer 2016 Ecovillages around the World Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Ecovillages around the World—Issue #171 Our latest Communities issue on Ecovillages around the World reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Produced in association with the GlobalMore…

Inhabit – A Permaculture Perspective

Inhabit – A Permaculture Perspective

Community Bookstore Featured Inhabit – A Permaculture Perspective by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Inhabit – A Permaculture Perspective Available on DVD, digital download, and digital rental The Community Bookstore is excited to announce in the coming weeks several new films and new ways to share our classic documentaries. We want to make our filmsMore…

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network