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)
A clearly articulated evolutionary purpose, a welcoming of the whole self, and governance through self-management are keys to collective success.
After an engaged local citizenry creates cultural shifts, a city endorses rather than prosecutes code-bending strategies that promote resilient community.
Lost Valley Educational Center avoids collapse and reinvigorates itself by applying a new approach to governance combining the best of diverse models.
A permaculture teachers hits upon a gold mine of effective methods for enlivening her teaching—by drawing from the principles of permaculture itself.
Participants in NFNC’s Summer Camps explore intimacy, transparency, freedom of choice, personal responsibility, sexuality, and new ways of being, teaching, and learning.
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?