Issue 164


Find Issue #164 (Fall 2014), “Community Conversations,” of Communities Magazine here!

Radical Governance Changes in Two North American Ecovillages

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Earthaven and Dancing Rabbit embrace their groups’ evolution and growth with innovative new governance and decision-making methods.


Seeing the Good in the World, Part II: Transformative Learning Experiences at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

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While helping communitarians measure their progress toward sustainability goals, a college student finds herself unexpectedly changed.


From Conversation to Community: How a Bunch of Mates Bought Some Land Together

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“Wouldn’t it be great to buy a block of land together in the bush?” Dinner party conversations yield unexpected fruit.


Meta-Conversation: an Exercise in Whimsical and Critical Facilitation

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When they crave an especially deep or challenging discussion, Gesundheit!’s meta-conversers excuse themselves (from the mundane)—then stir the collective pot, lie down, or go for a walk.


Love and Bucket Brigades, Interdependence and Evolution: A Community Conversation at Lampa Mountain Community

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A small communal family discusses how they got good at cooperating, and other essentials of collective life.


Kawsmos: The Unintentional Community

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After 11 years of gathering, a group of Kaw Valley’s cosmic explorers realizes that community has happened to them.


A Community Conversation at Whole Village

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For intentional community members, community comes with added benefits, unique challenges, and a call to authenticity.


Community Conversations, #164 Contents

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In our “Community Conversations” issue, people both within and outside of intentional community discuss questions like: What does community mean to us? Where do we find it? What are its benefits and challenges? How do we deepen our experience of it? What is the purpose of community, and how do we talk about it? Their stories form a rich, diverse tapestry in which community and conversation prove to be inextricably intertwined.


Deepening Community: The joy of togetherness

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Community grows when we make time to share our stories, enjoy one another, take care of one another, and work on building a better world together.


Community Conversations Campaign: Final Thoughts and Next Steps

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In an age when prioritizing community is itself radical, self-awareness, self-care, and storytelling are essential to deepening our connections.