Creating community where you are/Our local community

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Creating community where you are/Our local community

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Our local community often is defined for us. Whether it is a block in a dense urban area, a suburban subdivision, a rural area with its own little grocery store, a historic neighborhood in a city, or an intentional community, it often exists independently of our own ideas. We can also find ourselves in several local communities, i.e., a block in a neighborhood in a region of a city, or an intentional community in a rural neighborhood in a small town’s area of influence.

Our local communities are often fertile ground for community building. Find some allies, and plan on doing more than your share of the work at first. Choose ways that people can spend some time together without much agenda at first. Then, as people get to know each other, have conversations about what would improve your community. Build from there…