Together Resilient – new podcast interviews, book reviews & tour events

Posted on August 20, 2017 by
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Together Resilient speaking tour takes flight! New podcast interviews, book reviews and tour events in 2017 Ma’ikwe Ludwig, the author of the recently published book Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, has been keeping many balls in the air this summer. Her latest activities include manifesting a new ecovillage in Wyoming,… Read More

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What is a healthy relationship?

Posted on August 15, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Feature Best of Communities The Cream of Our Crop Relationships, Intimacy, Health, and Well-being by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager  Best of Communities Volume VII Relationships, Intimacy, Health, and Well-being Relationships, Intimacy, Health, and Well-being A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Fellowship for Intentional… Read More

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Ecovillage Pathways – A 3 day journey to regenerative community

Posted on August 12, 2017 by
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  Ecovillage Pathways 4th Annual Conference by NextGEN September 7 – 10 hosted by Sirius Community Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director  The FIC is proud to co-sponsor the 4th annual conference by NextGEN, the youth arm of the Global Ecovillage Network. Do you want to wake up each day… Read More


West Coast Communities Conference 2017

Posted on August 8, 2017 by
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Welcome to the 3rd Annual West Coast Communities Conference, Sept 29 – Oct 1 in Souther California! Taking off from last year’s subject of economic justice, we are organizing this year’s topics around the subject of equitable and sustainable income and affordability. Organized by SWICA – South West Intentional Communities Alliance and co-sponsored by the… Read More

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Communities Conferences – Twin Oaks and West Coast

Posted on August 8, 2017 by
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Two Communities Conferences in September Labor Day Weekend Conference Sept 1–4 West Coast Communities Conference Sept 29–Oct 1 Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community The FIC is a proud sponsor of two awesome Communities Conferences. The Twin Oaks Communities Conference, Labor Day weekend, September 1–4, and the West Coast Communities Conference, Sept 29–Oct 1. West… Read More


Communities summer 2017 — Economics in Cooperative Culture

Posted on August 5, 2017 by
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Communities Magazine — Summer 2017 Economics in Cooperative Culture Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Subscribe Today Order a Sample Copy Economics in Cooperative Culture—Issue #175 Our latest Communities issue on Economics in Cooperative Culture is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a… Read More


Living Out a Gift Economy in Community with Others

Posted on August 1, 2017 by
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Putting love into practice can be done even when you have nothing materially.


The Community Builders Forum – FIC’s new webinar series for members

Posted on July 29, 2017 by
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The Community Builders Forum New webinar series for FIC members Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Starting Wednesday, August 16th at 1 pm Eastern, we’ll be hosting monthly webinars, which members can participate in live. These webinars will cover a wide range of topics of interest and importance to intentional communities and their allies. They will also… Read More

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Public Banks and Credit Unions: What’s the Difference?

Posted on July 24, 2017 by
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As we’ve been thinking about intentional communities as alternative loci for power, the question of money and other ways for storing and using it naturally also came up. This article by Marc Armstrong first appeared on Cowboys on the Common’s blog here.  Anything that takes control from Wall Street banks is viewed by many as… Read More

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New membership benefits with the Fellowship for Intentional Community

Posted on July 22, 2017 by
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Join the FIC! Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Why would I become a member of the FIC? There have always been benefits to FIC membership, and now we’re expanding those benefits. But that’s not the only reason to be a member. Being a member is a way to support the programs and services we provide to… Read More

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Community Is the Best Medicine: A guide to cooperative living on a disability income

Posted on July 21, 2017 by
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Those living with disabilities have many options for finding community; here are suggestions on where and how to look.


Bundle your Books and Save!

Posted on July 18, 2017 by
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Bundle your books and save at the FIC Community Bookstore Climate Action Bundle by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Climate Action Bundle A discounted offer to engage your community about climate change. Only $52! Are you seeking solutions that shift you from helpless to empowered? Looking for ways to engage your community on the issues… Read More

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4 Ways to Engage your Community in Action

Posted on July 15, 2017 by
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New to the FIC Community Bookstore Four Community Action Coursebooks by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager We are now offering four new coursebooks for guiding your group through discussions on climate change, sustainability, food ethics, and social justice! In collaboration with and from the creative minds of Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI), we are thrilled to… Read More

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Servant Leadership in Cooperative Business: Stirring It Up at East Wind Nut Butters

Posted on July 11, 2017 by
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An egalitarian community’s General Manager reflects on embodying collective values and ecological sanity in a three-million-dollar-a-year business.


Don’t know what to do with your hands? Try natural building.

Posted on July 10, 2017 by
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  Ecological and Natural Building Course: August 16 – 20, 2017 near Asheville NC Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community Do you want to build your own home? Are you looking for hand on experience with natural building techniques? Do you just like playing in the mud? The FIC is a sponsor of the Ecological and… Read More

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Fifty Years of Commune Life

Posted on July 6, 2017 by
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This article first appeared on Commune Life. For a more theoretical take on the Twin Oaks project, we recommend reading Allen Butcher’s excellent article here. When Twin Oaks was founded (in 1967), they thought a revolution was possible in their lifetime and one of the purposes of Twin Oaks was to show how people could… Read More

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Can We Make More of Less? An OpEdNews Discussion

Posted on July 4, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Featured Together Resilient by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Together Resilient Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption by Ma’ikwe Ludwig $17 Together Resilient―our latest publication, written by Ma’ikwe Ludwig―has not only maintained momentum since it’s release, but Ma’ikwe has also been invited to several interviews regarding the book, her thoughts on… Read More

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Communities summer issue – Economics in Cooperative Culture

Posted on July 1, 2017 by
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Communities Magazine — Summer 2017 Economics in Cooperative Culture Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Subscribe Today Order a Sample Copy Economics in Cooperative Culture—Issue #175  Our latest Communities issue on Economics in Cooperative Culture reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample… Read More

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Mobile Home Parks: A Fast and Inexpensive Path to Cohousing

Posted on June 30, 2017 by
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Mobile home and RV parks present an unequaled opportunity to accelerate the transition to more widespread community living.


Resilience, Action & Transformation

Posted on June 27, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Featured Resilience, Community Action & Societal Transformation by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Resilience, Community Action & Societal Transformation People, Place, Practice, Power, Politics and Possibility in Transition 216 pages; paperback; 2017 By Thomas Henfrey, Gesa Maschkowski & Gil Penha-Lopes $20 From two of the same editors as Permaculture and Climate Change Adaptation,… Read More

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How do we resolve group conflict?

Posted on June 24, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities The Cream of Our Crop Agreements, Conflicts, and Communication by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume VI Agreements, Conflicts, and Communication A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the… Read More

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Community as Economic Engine

Posted on June 21, 2017 by
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A long-time communard suggests ways non-income-sharing communities can better support their members’ economic well-being.


Inclusivity and Social Justice – Twin Oaks Communities Conference 2017

Posted on June 20, 2017 by
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Communities Conference 2017 Labor Day Weekend Conference Sept 1–4 at Twin Oaks Community, Louisa VA Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community The FIC is once again pleased to co-sponsor the Twin Oaks Communities Conference. This event has been running for 23 years at one of the oldest intentional communities in the country (Twin Oaks… Read More

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How We Inspire: Top 100 Documentaries

Posted on June 17, 2017 by
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Top 100 Documentaries To Change The World by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Recently we came across a link to the “Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World” from Films for Action. Of course, we FIC-ers are suckers for such click-bait and in any case  are eager to explore such lists. As the… Read More

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Climate Change Needs Community-Based Action

Posted on June 15, 2017 by
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by Ma’ikwe Ludwig This post originally appeared on Cowboys on the Commons. To read Ma’ikwe’s forthcoming book on local environmental activism, Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, please click here. For a follow-up interview about this article, please go here.  “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.… Read More

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re: because I’m happy…

Posted on June 13, 2017 by
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Because I’m Happy! Ma’ikwe Ludwig, for the whole FIC team Do you love what we are up to? Like having a practical, grounded movement to support amidst the uncertainty of our time? Your support makes our work possible. Let’s keep the hope and happiness alive, together, with a donation to our Spring Fundraising Drive today! In… Read More

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Participatory Budgeting in an Income-Sharing Community

Posted on June 11, 2017 by
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How does one share income and expenses among a hundred people? Twin Oaks discovers how to supplant apathy with widespread engagement.


How do we save our SEED diversity?

Posted on June 10, 2017 by
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SEED: The Untold Story by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager SEED: The Untold Story Documentary on DVD Produced by Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub, and Phil Fairclough $24 In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, many are tirelessly fighting to defend the… Read More

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Your Free Gift is Within Reach!

Posted on June 6, 2017 by
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FREE Within Reach Documentary with Every Subscription! by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Your Free Gift is Within Reach! Let’s go on a cross-country bicycle journey to explore sustainable communities throughout the US! Let’s meet folks of all kinds who are showing us that there might just be a better way we can live together… Read More

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Economics in Cooperative Culture – Communities magazine summer issue

Posted on June 3, 2017 by
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Communities Magazine — Summer 2017 Economics in Cooperative Culture Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Subscribe Today Order a Sample Copy Economics in Cooperative Culture—Issue #175 Our new Communities issue on Economics in Cooperative Culture was mailed to subscribers on June 1. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship you a copy… Read More