Author: J McCune Porter


Available now: new Communities Directory book!

Posted on August 20, 2016 by

Community Bookstore Featured Communities Directory Book New 7th Print Edition  by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Communities Directory Print Book New 7th edition, August 2016 Available and shipping $35 We are so grateful for our supportive community that contributed to our kickstarter campaign last fall. Together, we exceeded our goal and created an updated seventh edition… Read More

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What does it take to go back to the land?

Posted on August 13, 2016 by

Community Bookstore Featured Two New Films by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager What does it take to go back to the land? Perhaps you have explored the answer in your own unique way. And now FIC has two new films available at our bookstore that offer another possible answer. Independent film-maker, Helen Iles, has spent… Read More

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53 Ways of The Peripatetic Communitarian

Posted on July 23, 2016 by

Community Bookstore Feature Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop The Peripatetic Communitarian: The Best of Geoph Kozeny by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume XV The Peripatetic Communitarian: The Best of Geoph Kozeny A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $10 Digital, $15 Print The Foundation… Read More

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Challenges and Lessons of Community

Posted on June 20, 2016 by

Community Bookstore Feature Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Challenges and Lessons of Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume XIV Challenges and Lessons of Community A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $10 Digital, $15 Print The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to… Read More

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The FIC loves events!

Posted on June 17, 2016 by
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The FIC Loves Events by Kim Kanney It’s always a pleasure to network and share experiences with people both within the communities movement, and at events of related movements. In 2016 we will have a presence on both coasts and many places in between. Explore the list below to see where we will be near you!… Read More

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Communities Movement Across The Continent

Posted on June 14, 2016 by

Communities Movement Across The Continent FIC News Highlights Are you feeling the Summer buzz yet? We are! Here are highlights from some of our recent adventures. Old Friends Lost Valley Education Center, outside of Eugene OR, hosted the FIC’s biennial Organizational Meetings in May. The FIC and Lost Valley go back to the early ’90s. The… Read More

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Let’s Count The Ways of Economics

Posted on May 4, 2016 by

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 Foundation… Read More

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Why Cohousing?

Posted on April 5, 2016 by

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 Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop―the very… Read More

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Let’s Get Sustainable!

Posted on February 1, 2016 by

Community Bookstore Feature Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Sustainable Food, Energy, and Transportation by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume X Sustainable Food, Energy, and Transportation A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased… Read More

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Community for Elders

Posted on January 16, 2016 by

Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Community for Elders by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume IX Community for Elders A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the… Read More

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Why intentional communities matter!

Posted on December 29, 2015 by

Why do intentional communities matter? A message from Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Dear friends of the FIC, It’s been a big year for us, and as the new Executive Director, I want to ask for your help. Why do intentional communities matter? Humanity faces an enormous challenge: How to equitably and peacefully share finite resources and… Read More

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What is a CLT? Your complete guide is waiting.

Posted on November 27, 2015 by

Community Bookstore Featured Title Community Land Trust Reader by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Community Land Trust Reader edited by John Emmeus Davis Hardcover; 616 pages $35 “The community land trust (CLT) arrived quietly on the American scene in the late 1960s, an outgrowth of the civil rights movement in the Deep South.” Throughout the… Read More

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Children in Community

Posted on November 5, 2015 by

Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Children in Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume VIII Children in Community A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the… Read More

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Local Money: What difference does it make?

Posted on October 31, 2015 by

Community Bookstore feature Local Money by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Local Money What difference does it make? by John Rogers Digital Edition $10 Local currencies ― sometimes referred to as “local money” or “community currencies” ― allow cities, towns and intentional communtiies to strengthen and protect their own local economy. Local money often highlights community… Read More

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What if we were Thriving?

Posted on October 17, 2015 by

Community Bookstore feature Thrivability by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Thrivability Breaking Through to a World that Works by Jean M. Russell Print Edition $20 Digital Edition $15 “What would our lives and the sum of our society be like if we said they were thriving?” Thrivability sets out to challenge the “breakdown thinking” that… Read More

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What is a healthy relationship?

Posted on September 26, 2015 by

Community Bookstore Special 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 A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to… Read More

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How to Find Community

Posted on September 16, 2015 by

How to Find and Join an Intentional Community by McCune Porter, eNews editor A key component of the non-profit Fellowship’s mission is “To serve as a reference source for those seeking intentional communities, conferences, and other community building experiences and practices appropriate to their needs.” One of the most frequently asked questions through our web… Read More

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How do I resolve group conflict?

Posted on August 4, 2015 by

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 magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of… Read More

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Aurora DeMarco Becomes FIC’s Development Director

Posted on June 13, 2015 by

Aurora DeMarco Becomes FIC’s Development Director A New Dawn Aurora DeMarco Becomes FIC’s Development Director by Laird Schaub, FIC Executive Secretary Aurora DeMarco This February FIC tapped Aurora DeMarco (of Ganas Community in Staten Island NY) to become our new head of Development. This move is the start of a year-long transition to replace the various roles… Read More

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Earth Is Home

Posted on April 21, 2015 by

Earth is Home Happy Earth Day! by Christopher, Communities Business Manager Earth is Our Home All communities on this planet depend on Earth to survive. What should be self-evident is too often lost in the noise of commerce and progress. Earth is a lucky living system we are integrally a part of. We depend on… Read More

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What does community look like?

Posted on April 14, 2015 by

Community Bookstore Within Reach DVD Price Drop plus Free Ground Shipping with Coupon A Journey to Find Sustainable Community  Reviewed by Erica Gentile Within Reach A DVD About an Incredible Journey DVD Region Code: 0 (international) Run Time: 99 Minutes Release Date: 2013 Mandy and Ryan were not satisfied with their everyday routine so they gave up… Read More

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How does your group respond to conflict?

Posted on March 28, 2015 by

Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Consensus by Erica, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume V Consensus Digital downloadable compilation PDF FIC is happy to share with you the fifth volume of our Best of Communities Collection. “Consensus is by far the most common form of decision making among intentional… Read More

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Good Meetings – Learn More – Best of Communities IV

Posted on March 9, 2015 by

Community Bookstore Featured Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Good Meetings by Erica, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume IV Good Meetings Digital downloadable compilation PDF FIC is happy to share with you the fourth volume of our Best of Communities Collection. Meetings are a big part of community life. They are where… Read More

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40+ Years of Communities magazine Back Issue Yard Sale!

Posted on February 28, 2015 by

40+ Years of Communities magazine  Back Issues Yard Sale Christopher Kindig, Business Manager Communities magazine has chronicled the challenges and celebrations of community living since 1972. This stacks up to 165 issues where “C-mag” has brought you lessons learned, methods for solving problems as groups, and inspiration that thriving through cooperation is possible! While staff… Read More


Best of Communities III. Leadership, Power and Membership

Posted on February 10, 2015 by

Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Leadership, Power, and Membership by Erica, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume III Leadership, Power, and Membership Digital downloadable compilation PDF The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer the third volume of the selection of the best articles that have appeared over… Read More

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Best of Communities II: Seeking and Visiting a Community

Posted on January 6, 2015 by

Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Seeking and Visiting a Community by June, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume II Seeking and Visiting a Community Digital downloadable compilation PDF The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop–the very best articles that have appeared… Read More

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Followup: Are People Happier Living in Community?

Posted on December 30, 2014 by

Are people happier living in community? Three intentional communities who responded won cash prizes! Laird Schaub FIC Executive Secretary Researcher Bjorn Grinde (top left, visiting Findhorn Community.) Who’s Happier Now? Durham Central Park (Durham NC), Daybreak (Portland OR), and Bellingham Cohousing (Bellingham WA), that’s who! These three intentional communities listed in our online directory received early… Read More

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What Would You Give for World Peace?

Posted on December 13, 2014 by

Seasons Greetings from all of us at FIC! from Laird Schaub, FIC Executive Secretary SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ALL OF US AT FIC! This is the time of year when we receive cards from friends and loved ones that extol the dream of Peace on Earth. Well, the Foundation for Intentional Community works at that goal… Read More

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Best of Communities: Intentional Community Overview & Starting a Community

Posted on November 25, 2014 by
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Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Intentional Community Overview And Starting A Community by June, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Vol. I Intentional Community Overview plus Starting A Community Digital downloadable compilation PDF The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop–the very… Read More

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