Author: Thomas Vecchio


Common Bound Is Coming!

Posted on June 8, 2018 by
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We’ve mentioned this before but this year the FIC is especially proud to be co-sponsoring the New Economy Coalition’s Common Bound Conference in St. Louis, June 22-24. There’s still time to register here. What is Common Bound? They’re over 700 people across the new economy movement who will come together in St. Louis to connect… Read More


Schedule Posted for Ecovillage Pathways

Posted on May 28, 2018 by
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The schedule for Ecovillage Pathways in just a few weeks is OUT! Go check out what’s coming up in this transformational event co-sponsored by the FIC at http://www.nextgenna.org/2018ecovillagepathways.html Ecovillage Pathways is a gathering of diverse ages exploring the emergent future of thriving community. We join those who have been living and learning for decades with those… Read More


Call for Workshops at the 2018 Twin Oaks Communities Conference

Posted on May 23, 2018 by
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The Twin Oaks Communities Conference, in partnership with the FIC, is seeking workshop proposals for their annual Labor Day weekend event (August 31st to September 2nd). Workshops fall under two broad types: Fixed Time Workshops:  This is the collection of 16 (or sometimes 20) workshops which are selected in advance on various and all aspects of… Read More

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Striving for Transformation & Adaptation

Posted on May 21, 2018 by
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In our latest e-newsletter our Community Bookstore manager, Kim Kanney presents the following titles as inspiration for positive change. Please check them out! Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation People, Place, Practice, Power, Politics and Possibility in Transition. $20; 216 pages; paperback; 2017 by Thomas Henfrey, Gesa Maschkowski & Gil Penha-Lopes Resilience, Community Action & Societal… Read More


Transition Towns’ Stories for Change Beyond Survival

Posted on May 11, 2018 by
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Transition US, the national networking and organizing group for Transition Towns, is celebrating their tenth anniversary with the series, 10 Stories of Transition. Last month in the FIC’s webinar series, Don Hall, Co-Director of Transition US and founder of Transition Sarasota, talked about bringing the values and benefits of intentional communities to not just a… Read More


Yes! Magazine’s Decolonize Issue: Another Forum for Change

Posted on April 30, 2018 by
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The FIC would like to express its support and enthusiasm to Yes! Magazine for its Spring 2018 edition- The Decolonize Issue. We encourage you all to check it out. Just like our recent issue on class, race and privilege of Communities magazine, Yes! is experimenting with the gift economy model. The Decolonize Issue is available… Read More

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Home Funeral and Death Care Midwife Training June 15–17, 2018

Posted on April 17, 2018 by
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  The Center for End of Life Transitions (CEOLT) and the FIC are proud to offer this three-day workshop on home-based end of life care and celebrations for the journey of dying at Earthaven Ecovillage, hosted by SOIL. Cost: $400–$450 sliding scale Learn Skills for the End of Life at Earthaven Ecovillage Home-based celebrations bring death… Read More


Earthaven Experience Week June 8–13, 2018

Posted on April 17, 2018 by
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  The FIC is proud to co-sponsor the School of Integrated Living’s Earthaven Experience Week This residential service-learning program immerses learners in the life of Earthaven Ecovillage. Participants join the homes, lives, businesses, and farms of the Taylor Creek Watershed community for a hands-on, skill-building, life-changing experience. You can find more information and register here.   The Earthaven Experience… Read More


Upcoming Events For Creating Change

Posted on April 10, 2018 by
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We would like to invite you to check out two upcoming events the FIC is co-sponsoring: The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee will be Celebrating 45+ Years of Community with its Sustainability and Community Conference May 18-20, 2018. And the New Economy Coalition will be co-sponsoring Common Bound to plan and inspire a better economic future… Read More

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The Internship Experience at La Cite Ecovillage, New Hampshire

Posted on March 17, 2018 by
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  A guest post by Leonie Brien Integrating into the community has been really easy for us so far. The community is always thrilled to celebrate any holidays just to gather everyone together. We have community dinner often, which is a great time for us to get to know each member. The dinner is always… Read More

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Permaculture Design Course, Aug 6-18, 2018, La Cite Ecovillage, New Hampshire

Posted on March 15, 2018 by
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*To reserve your space, please email the application or mail with full 25 % security deposit payment, payable to The Ecovillage Institute, 85 B, Angels Road, Colebrook NH, 03576 Course Description Course will begin, August 6th through August 18. Course will end with on August 18 NH Permaculture Gathering at Cite Ecologique of New Hampshire… Read More

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