Author: Melanie Rios
Melanie Rios is a permaculture teacher and Executive Director at Lost Valley Center. She is also an activist, gardener, and musician, and has lived in intentional community for 35 years.
Articles by Melanie Rios include:
- Network for a New Culture Camps (Issue # 142)
- A ""Wife Swapping"" Adventure (Issue # 137)
- How to Add Zest to Your Sustainability Education Program (Issue # 147)
- Sociocracy (Issue # 153)
- Bringing Home Lessons from Community Living (Issue # 159)
Five Tools to Help Groups ThrivePosted on December 21, 2016 by
A clearly articulated evolutionary purpose, a welcoming of the whole self, and governance through self-management are keys to collective success.
Filed Under: All Blog Posts, Communities Articles, Group Process, Issue 173, Life in Community
It Takes All Kinds to Raise a VillagePosted on September 21, 2015 by
After an engaged local citizenry creates cultural shifts, a city endorses rather than prosecutes code-bending strategies that promote resilient community.
SociocracyPosted on December 7, 2011 by
Lost Valley Educational Center avoids collapse and reinvigorates itself by applying a new approach to governance combining the best of diverse models.
Filed Under: All Blog Posts, Communities Articles, Group Process, Issue 153, Sustainability
How to Add Zest to Your Sustainability Education ProgramPosted on June 7, 2010 by
A permaculture teachers hits upon a gold mine of effective methods for enlivening her teaching—by drawing from the principles of permaculture itself.
Filed Under: All Blog Posts, Communities Articles, Issue 147, Sustainability
Network for a New Culture CampsPosted on March 7, 2009 by
Participants in NFNC’s Summer Camps explore intimacy, transparency, freedom of choice, personal responsibility, sexuality, and new ways of being, teaching, and learning.
Filed Under: All Blog Posts, Communities Articles, Finding Community, Group Process, Issue 142
A “Wife Swapping” AdventurePosted on December 7, 2007 by
Can an ecovillage gal live for a week in a mainstream household–with a microwave oven, processed food on paper plates,five SUVs, and six tiny pedigreed show dogs–and make a difference?
Filed Under: All Blog Posts, Communities Articles, Community Where You Are, Issue 137, Sustainability