Category Archives: Community Where You Are

Strangely Warmed

Strangely Warmed

Home-scale geothermal in appropriate conditions promotes both community and energy savings.More…

The Peace Bridge

The Peace Bridge

Tamarack Institute and FIC invite all of us to share our conversations about community.More…

The Veterans Writing Group and the Military Community

The Veterans Writing Group and the Military Community

A group of veterans discovers empowerment, connection, and healing by forming a writing group.More…

The Values of Shared Ownership

The Values of Shared Ownership

Shared ownership—including of real estate—has many practical benefits.More…

Sharing Community Wisdom

Sharing Community Wisdom

Sharing, living close to the earth, honoring the cycles of life, and developing leadership and communication skills are essential parts of a healthy community experience.More…

Expressing Gratitude in Community

Expressing Gratitude in Community

Communities and their members can change and drift apart, but the lessons and tools gained in community endure.More…

Seeking Community

Seeking Community

The Tamarack Institute helps people talk and learn together about the possibilities of community.More…

Being Human

Being Human

A veteran of Washington, DC’s Sojourners Community reflects on wisdom her group gleaned from Central Americans and from one another.More…

Wisdom from Within, Wisdom from Without

Wisdom from Within, Wisdom from Without

Life in and out of community offers valuable lessons about governance, membership, vision, struggles, and deepening connections.More…

Lessons from a Childhood in Maine

Lessons from a Childhood in Maine

In rural Maine in the ’70s, community was everyday reality, and everyone needed help sometimes.More…

Cycling toward Sustainable Community

Cycling toward Sustainable Community

After 6,500 miles of pedaling and 100 community visits, a couple documents the promise of intentional community and cooperative living.More…

Greening Your ’Hood

Greening Your ’Hood

Kibbutzes, ecovillages, cohousing communities, and pocket neighborhoods offer us opportunities to make a new start.More…

Community for a Minute

Community for a Minute

Children in outdoor programs face—and often overcome—three major obstacles to learning and growth.More…

The Sharing Gardens

An innovative approach to collective community gardens nurtures a culture of giving while allowing participants to feed both themselves and those in need.More…

The Lenox Place News

The Lenox Place News

A fifth-grader takes initial steps toward right livelihood by creating a neighborhood newspaper that embodies and helps bring together her local community.More…

The Gift of Compost

The Gift of Compost

To the Compostmeister at a collective house, the cycles of compost embody a new economics that focuses upon human needs and relationships.More…

Which Comes First, My Community or My Career?

Which Comes First, My Community or My Career?

Believing that the next phase in human evolution involves a return to the “local” and to community with neighbors, the author focuses his job search close to home, and includes any useful type of work.More…

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

A collective financial approach that allows individuals to pool their resources in support of favorite projects, crowdfunding both encourages and thrives upon community.More…

Remade in Edinburgh

In Brixton, South London, and Edinburgh, Scotland, right livelihood finds a home in innovative, resource-conserving, grassroots projects.More…

Right Lively ‘Hood

Finding meaningful, socially and ecologically responsible work cannot be done in a vacuum. Right livelihood depends on networks of relationship.More…

A Communitarian Conundrum

Despite widespread desire for community, structural and cultural obstacles to intentional community in the modern world loom large.More…

Honesty and Intimacy

Honesty and Intimacy

In the author’s first, very intense intentional community immersion, revealing the truth led to love and intimacy. He left that group, but, in many spheres of life, emotional and intellectual honesty became his religion.More…

A Nomad Ponders Family and the Ecstasy of the Group

To a former communitarian and long-time student of community, utopian experiments—some sweet, some gone sour—offer valuable lessons about oneness, diversity, and intimacy.More…

Rx for “Mental Illness”

Rx for “Mental Illness”

How can we best support mental health? Caring attention—even from amateurs—can promote healing unattainable through impersonal approaches or drugs.More…

Prescription Facebook

Prescription Facebook

Ex-members of the Emissaries of Divine Light reflect on their shared past and discover more holistic approaches to inner wellness as they reunite online.More…

Tough Grace

For 12 years, a once-proud career woman struggled with manic depression, becoming a “bag lady” and experiencing more than a dozen hospitalizations, before entering recovery.More…

Remembering Jane Owen

Remembering Jane Owen

In reviving and restoring the site of two historical intentional communities, a town’s benefactor revitalized its sense of present-day community as she continued to dream, create, grow, and give.More…

Elderhood, In and Out of Community

A disenchanted community founder leaves her group, and finds that her rural hometown farming community and international travel and service better match her vision of honorable elderhood.More…

Being “Overthrown”—A Celebration

The founder of Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage describes what it’s like to be criticized, marginalized, stripped of leadership responsibilities, and given the opportunity to explore a new role.More…

From Visions of Utopia to “The Many Faces of Community”

Geoph Kozeny’s community documentary brings forth reflections on Hearthaven, discussions among neighbors and friends, and ultimately a new intergenerational family community.More…

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
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.