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Let’s Count The Ways of Economics

Let’s Count The Ways of Economics

Community Bookstore Feature Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Cooperative Economics and Creating Community Where You Are by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume XIII Cooperative Economics and Creating Community Where You Are  A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $10 Digital, $15 Print The FellowshipMore…

The Power of Conflict

The FIC is very excited to announce a collaboration with Transition US on a teleseminar titled, The Power of Conflict for Building Connection and Community, Thursday, May 19th, at 11am PDT. There’s no cost to participate. We’ve put together an amazing panel of three long-term communards who are also experienced organizers and activists in otherMore…

European Projects Explore Cohousing for LGBT Elders

European Projects Explore Cohousing for LGBT Elders

Over the past year, a U.K. group called Tonic Housing has been exploring ways to offer safe, affordable housing to older members of the LGBT community. Supported by several charitable foundations, Tonic hopes to build a housing complex called Tonic Centre in or near London: “There is currently no LGBT-specific housing for older people in theMore…

Queer, Person of Color, or Low-Income;  Is Cohousing Possible for Me?

Queer, Person of Color, or Low-Income; Is Cohousing Possible for Me?

Some creative solutions are starting to counteract cohousing’s demographic homogeneity, but significant obstacles remain.More…

Youth Ecovillage Summit – Early-Bird Registration

Youth Ecovillage Summit – Early-Bird Registration

The 3rd Annual Youth Ecovillage Summit Early Bird Registration ends May 5! June 9 – 12, 2016 La Cité Ecologique, Quebec, Canada An FIC Co-Sponsored Event  Join us for three days of ecovillage immersion, community inspiration and deep connection! NextGEN North America is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Youth Ecovillage Summit this June 9-12, 2016 toMore…

NextGEN Hosts The Youth Ecovillage Summit in Quebec June 9-12

NextGEN Hosts The Youth Ecovillage Summit in Quebec June 9-12

NextGEN North America has opened registration for the third annual Youth Ecovillage Summit, which will take place in Quebec, Canada from June 9-12, 2016. The event will be hosted at La Cite Ecologique, an ecovillage two hours away from Montreal and Quebec City. According to NextGEN: “Over 30 years ago, La Cité Ecologique began as aMore…

April Blogs: Cohousing Tucson, Pod Living LA, Home For Writers Detroit, More

April Blogs: Cohousing Tucson, Pod Living LA, Home For Writers Detroit, More

April FIC Blog Posts Cohousing in Tucson, Pod Living in LA, A Home For Writers in Detroit, & More Hello from Saul, the new FIC Social Media Manager! Hope you’re enjoying the spring weather! As April comes to a close, here’s a round-up of some of this month’s posts from the FIC Blog. You can follow ourMore…

The Farm Communities Conference 2016 – Register Now!

The Farm Communities Conference 2016 – Register Now!

The 8th Annual Farm Conference On Community & Sustainability Register Now! Memorial Day Weekend, May 27–29, 2016  Summertown TN An FIC Co-Sponsored Event  Come to The Farm Community Conference “Awakening”! Are you satisfied with your life path? Do you hunger for more meaningful direction? One of the primary purposes of this conference is to inspire to takeMore…

Job Openings at the New Economy Coalition (Plus Event Registration for Common Bound)

Job Openings at the New Economy Coalition (Plus Event Registration for Common Bound)

One of the great things about the growing interest in intentional living is how easily groups like FIC can connect and collaborate with related organizations. From neurodiverse cohousing networks to online permaculture classes, there are hundreds of groups out there with values that overlap with our own. This week, we bring you updates from theMore…

Portland’s Village Building Convergence Returns June 3-12

Portland’s Village Building Convergence Returns June 3-12

For 16 years, the City Repair Project has been gathering annually for the Village Building Convergence, a 10-day event focusing on permaculture and placemaking in Portland, OR. Even residents who haven’t heard of the event have experienced its impact: its projects include “intersection repairs” that have created some of Portland’s most colorful and liveliest crossroads;More…

Leaps of Faith

Leaps of Faith

Two families leave a thriving cohousing community to follow their shared dreams as a tight-knit intergenerational group.More…

Fantastic Communities Back Issues: Right Livelihood

Fantastic Communities Back Issues: Right Livelihood

Communities Magazine — Print & Digital Fantastic Back Issues! Right Livelihood #152 Featuring #152 Right Livelihood Fall 2011 Communities magazine has 170 issues, dating all the way back to 1972. Many of the article topics remain timeless. And while authors’ stories may date themselves, the lessons will continue to teach us. Let’s take a look back at theMore…

Three Tucson Communities Open Their Doors For National Cohousing Day

Three Tucson Communities Open Their Doors For National Cohousing Day

National Cohousing Open House Day is coming up in just over a week, and dozens of communities will be welcoming guests for tours and other free activities. You can check out the map at Cohousing.org to find a community near you. Please RSVP to the Facebook event and invite your friends so we can getMore…

Free Screenings of ‘Within Reach’ April 30th!

Free Screenings of ‘Within Reach’ April 30th!

Free Screenings of ‘Within Reach’ April 30th! National Cohousing Open House Day April 30, 2016 Fellowship for Intentional Community’s Partner Organization On April 30th, 2016 we are happy to partner with and promote the first annual National Cohousing Open House Day! Over 80 communities are hosting open house events to welcome people to visit and learnMore…

Millennials Are Embracing Cohousing – Of A  Different Kind

Millennials Are Embracing Cohousing – Of A Different Kind

It may have been only a matter of time before the millennial generation turned its attention to cohousing. As car and home ownership among young people has declined, and as the nuclear family is no longer the go-to living arrangement, it makes sense that college grads would look for ways share resources and living spacesMore…

The Autism Housing Network Is Creating Resources for Neurodiverse Cohousing

The Autism Housing Network Is Creating Resources for Neurodiverse Cohousing

The Madison House Autism Foundation is launching a new effort to help provide resources on community living arrangements for people with autism. Called the Autism Housing Network, it will be: “the first interactive online community to provide free access to the best information and discussion on creating housing options for autistic adults and others withMore…

31 ways to create sustainable neighborhoods

31 ways to create sustainable neighborhoods

Community Bookstore Sale Superbia! by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Superbia! 31 Ways to Create Sustainable Neighborhoods by Dan Chiras and Dave Wann 230 pages ON SALE! $15 A common human landscape is the suburbs―a design that oftentimes dismantles human connection, fosters separation and privacy, and relies on greater resource consumption. How can we reinventMore…

Common Fire’s Top Ten Hard-Earned Tips for Community Success

Common Fire’s Top Ten Hard-Earned Tips for Community Success

The sometimes triumphant, sometimes traumatic experiences of the three Common Fire communities yield wisdom relevant to anyone working to create a community.More…

The Write A House Program Builds Artistic Community in Detroit

The Write A House Program Builds Artistic Community in Detroit

Launched in 2012, the Write a House program in Detroit has been creating a writers’ residency like no other. After buying up vacant homes, the organization renovates them – with the help of youths in vocational training – and invites a writer to move in. After two years of residency, the writer is given theMore…

Why Cohousing?

Why Cohousing?

Community Bookstore Feature Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Cohousing by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume XII Cohousing A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $10 Digital, $15 Print The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop―the veryMore…

Lightning in A Bottle Shares 2016 Theme and Activities

Lightning in A Bottle Shares 2016 Theme and Activities

Lightning in a Bottle, the annual arts, music, and yoga festival in Southern California, announced its 2016 theme and workshop leaders. According to Grateful Web, “The Village’s 2016 theme, Tree of Life, will focus on re-integrating humanity into right relationship with our ecosystem…. The Village will give attendees a unique opportunity to learn by doing,More…

Finding or Starting a Community – Communities Spring Issue

Finding or Starting a Community – Communities Spring Issue

Communities Magazine — Spring 2016  Finding or Starting a Community Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Finding or Starting a Community—Issue #170  Our latest Communities issue on Finding or Starting a Community reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now!   Those seekingMore…

Off-Grid, and In Community: ’Tis Easier to Find than to Found

Off-Grid, and In Community: ’Tis Easier to Find than to Found

The co-director of Maitreya Mountain Village suggests others not follow his example.More…

Former Residents Call on Black Bear Ranch to Unsettle The Klamath River

Former Residents Call on Black Bear Ranch to Unsettle The Klamath River

Eight years ago, when I moved out to the West Coast for the first time, I wasn’t yet aware of the intentional community movement. I’d always imagined living collectively, but it wasn’t until I learned about Black Bear Ranch – through a documentary called “Commune” – that I realized communities like it actually existed. InMore…

A Permaculture Card Game Is Raising Funds on Kickstarter

A Permaculture Card Game Is Raising Funds on Kickstarter

Food Forest, a card game designed to teach kids about permaculture, is raising funds on Kickstarter. As of this writing, it’s two-thirds of the way toward its $10,000 goal and has around 10 days left to go. The game is developed and designed by Karl Treen, who came up with the idea while teaching gardeningMore…

How to Inspire Sustainability by Gaia Education

How to Inspire Sustainability by Gaia Education

Community Bookstore Special Sustainability by Gaia Education by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager GAIA EDUCATION: Teacher’s Guide & Youth Activities Guide by Gaia Education Teacher’s Guide $30 in print; $15 digital Youth Activities Guide $20 in print; $10 digital Both Guides $40 in print; $20 digital Where does one begin when teaching and inspiring one’s communityMore…

Free Online Permaculture Class Starts May 2!

Free Online Permaculture Class Starts May 2!

Interested in learning more about permaculture but don’t have any hands-on experience? Have friends or family who want to know what it is you do on your eco-village or urban farm? Oregon State University is offering a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called Intro to Permaculture, running from May 2 through May 27. It’sMore…

Life in an urban eco-village

Life in an urban eco-village

Hi, I’m Saul, the new Social Media Manager here at FIC. I’m excited to join the team from my home at Foster Village, an urban eco-community in Southeast Portland, OR! If you have any feedback or suggestions for a future blog post, you can reach me via e-mail or on Twitter. Living in an urbanMore…

A New World, A New We

A New World, A New We

Community Bookstore Special A New We DVD and Digital  How Europeans Do Ecological Communities by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager A New We―Ecological Communities and Ecovillages in Europe Run Time: 120 minutes Release Date: 2010 On DVD $15 Digital rental ($6) or download ($12) (digital currently available only outside North America). A New We is aMore…

Finding a Healthy, Happy Cohousing Community that Fits Your Values

Finding a Healthy, Happy Cohousing Community that Fits Your Values

A cohouser offers resources and tips on how to find your community.More…

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