Author: Sky Blue


Events we love – We’ll be there, will you?

Posted on March 18, 2019 by

FIC is a proud sponsor of a number of great events this year. We’re particularly looking forward to… Village Building Convergence – Portland, OR – May 31 – June 9 National Cohousing Conference – Portland, OR – June 1 – 2 International Communal Studies Association Conference – upstate New York – July 18 – 21… Read More


Video from Koinonia Farm

Posted on March 17, 2019 by

In community, On the Road – Dispatch #3 – Koinonia Farm

Posted on March 16, 2019 by

Koinonia Farm holds a special and largely unknown place in the intentional communities movement. Founded in 1942 near Americus, Georgia, the word Koinonia means fellowship or communion, or as it was interpreted by the founders of Koinonia Farm, community. In their words, “from the beginning, Koinonians emphasized the brotherhood and sisterhood of all people. When… Read More


Videos from Earthaven Ecovillage

Posted on March 15, 2019 by

In Community, On the Road – Dispatch #2 – Earthaven Ecovillage

Posted on March 9, 2019 by

I last visited Earthaven Ecovillage in 2001, when I came down with some other Twin Oakers for an FIC Art of Community conference. I was this fresh faced 20 year old communitarian, and it was my first substantial point of contact with the FIC, visiting a community that at the time was only 7 years… Read More


In Community, On the Road – Dispatch #1 – The Journey Begins

Posted on March 8, 2019 by

On March 1st I left my home of Twin Oaks Community and hit the road. I’ve been the Executive Director of the FIC for over 3 years now, and while Twin Oaks has been remarkably supportive and conducive in many ways, it’s also been limiting. I’m heading out to be an agent at large for… Read More


Black Land Matters: An Interview with Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm

Posted on February 24, 2019 by

Headquartered on a community farm, a nonprofit, people-of-color-led organization works to dismantle racism in the food system by increasing farmland stewardship by people of color, promoting equity in food access, and training the next generation of activist farmers.


Land in a Sustainable and Just Society

Posted on February 17, 2019 by

To value equally the needs of all life and all people, we need to shift our land-use approach away from control towards access and stewardship.


International Communal Studies Association 2019 Conference

Posted on February 14, 2019 by

The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of the 2019 Conference of the International Communal Studies Association, which will take place July 18-21, 2019, at the four Camphill communities located near Hudson, New York.  Click here to register! If you have any questions about this registration site, please do not hesitate to contact Dan McKanan at [email protected]Read More


Community for the Health of it

Posted on January 21, 2019 by

National Cohousing Conference, May 30 – June 2, 2019 The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of the 2019 National Cohousing Conference, hosted by the Cohousing Association of the US. We’ll be providing workshops and running a conference Bookstore. Hope to see you there! Learn how living in community can be healthier by combating loneliness. Whether… Read More

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It’s not too late!

Posted on January 1, 2019 by

Welcome to 2019! The holidays are officially behind us, and with them, the holiday giving season. This time of year can bring so much joy, and it can also bring a lot of stress, particularly on your bank account. Between all the gifts you probably have to buy, the travel, and all the causes and… Read More

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Planet Community: Holistic solutions to systemic problems – Help us launch a new video series!

Posted on July 9, 2018 by
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  We’re creating a new web series! Please support our Kickstarter campaign!   Okay y’all, we’ve got a problem.  Let’s get real. We are facing multiple, interconnected global dangers, rooted in the exploitation of people and planet. These dangers include climate change, wealth disparity, and social injustice. These are co-created and mutually reinforcing problems. They… Read More

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Transition Towns and Intentional Communities – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #8

Posted on April 27, 2018 by

Transition Towns: Intentional Communities for the 99% What to look forward to in this webinar: While building and growing intentional communities is an important part of the resilience-building work of the international Transition Movement, the main thrust of Transition is to create intentional communities for the 99% – towns, cities, neighborhoods, and even entire regions… Read More

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Cohousing Conferences in 2018!

Posted on March 6, 2018 by

      Cohousing Conferences in 2018! Regional Cohousing Conference – Boulder CO Canadian Cohousing Conference – Vancouver BC Regional Cohousing Conference – Amherst MA by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Directory The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of several cohousing conferences this year. First off head to Boulder, CO for a Regional Cohousing Conference, April 20 – 22. Then… Read More


The Wisdom of Communities is coming – will you help us reach our stretch goal?

Posted on February 20, 2018 by

      The Wisdom of Communities is coming! Will you help us bring it to more people? by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Crowdfund Goal Reached – Thanks to people like you! Thanks to people like you we reached the $4,000 crowdfunding campaign goal to publish our new 4 volume series, Wisdom of Communities. But, seeing… Read More

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Check out the Jewish Intentional Communities Conference & Incubator Program

Posted on February 10, 2018 by
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      Jewish Intentional Communities Conference and Incubator Program: Hakhel by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director The Fellowship for Intentional Community is a proud co-sponsor of the 5th annual Jewish Intentional Communities Conference, hosted by Hazon. We’re also pleased to share information on their new incubator program, Hakhel. Jewish Intentional Communities Conference Jewish Intentional… Read More

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Fundraising for the Revolution – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #7

Posted on February 7, 2018 by

Being true to yourself, and keeping your sanity, while raising money What to look forward to in this webinar: We’ll conduct most of this webinar “clinic” style. That means that after an initial few minutes of basic assumptions and information about what good fundraising is and means and does, we’ll spend the rest of our… Read More


Makin’ It Happen, Cooperatively – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #6

Posted on February 2, 2018 by

What to look forward to in this webinar: Creating a world that works for all people and the planet will take an unprecedented level of cooperation. Easier said than done. This workshop will explore the ins and outs of successful group endeavors and enterprises, including intentional communities, worker co-ops, and other collective and community based… Read More

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Help share the Wisdom of Communities with the world – crowdfunding!

Posted on January 27, 2018 by

      Help Share the Wisdom of Communities Crowdfunding our new 4-volume book series A Radical Idea Here’s a Radical Idea: We can work together to take care of each other! Okay, maybe it’s not that radical, but how do we do that in a world so geared towards the opposite? This is a central… Read More

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The Global Movement of Ecovillages – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #5

Posted on December 21, 2017 by

What to look forward to in this webinar: Ecovillages are communities striving to live well and lightly together. From appropriate technologies to holistic health; from sustainable agriculture to group facilitation, ecovillages are integrating solutions within human-scale communities and creating new cultures and “stories” in which we can live well – and lightly. While not utopias,… Read More


Envisioning Community in 2047

Posted on December 7, 2017 by

Ma’ikwe Ludwig has played various roles with the FIC over the last 20 years. Full bio below. The FIC celebrated it’s 30th anniversary this year. A lot has happened in the last 30 years. What about the next 30? It is generally way more fun for me to contemplate the future than dwell on the… Read More

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This is not a dress rehearsal – 30th Birthday, Day 28

Posted on November 28, 2017 by

Why am I asking you to give to the Fellowship for Intentional Community? Sky Blue, Executive Director, FIC For more 30th blog posts click here. The last 30 years have been practice. This is not a dress rehearsal; places everyone! Humanity is facing unprecedented danger, mostly self-inflicted. What is being learned in intentional communities is applicable… Read More

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The Peripatetic Communitarian – 30th Birthday, Day 24

Posted on November 24, 2017 by

It was 10 years ago this fall, just after the FIC tribe had gathered for its semi-annual organizational meeting in Austin TX, that we received the news we dreaded, and which we knew was coming: our dear friend Geoph Kozeny had succumbed to pancreatic cancer. It was fitting that so many of us who benefitted… Read More

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Conservation Land Trusts and Intentional Communities – 30th Birthday, Day 23

Posted on November 24, 2017 by

Carrie Rasmussen is the Development Director for the FIC. For more 30th blog posts click here. As a former executive director of a regional land conservation trust, I recently came to the Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) and the intentional communities movement with a willingness to learn more about what shared living, economies and decision making are… Read More

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Bridging social and cultural divides one community at a time – 30th Birthday, Day 22

Posted on November 23, 2017 by
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Alan O’Hashi is a Board member of the Cohousing Association of the US. For more 30th blog posts click here. What’s been on my mind lately is how intentional communities can help bridge socio-economic divides. Over the years, I have learned that my influence is pretty much confined to communities and organizations that are closest to… Read More

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A long strange trip – 30th Birthday, Day 21

Posted on November 21, 2017 by

Marty Klaif has served on the FIC Board for almost 20 years. For more 30th blog posts click here. As a typically confused mid-twenty-something year old, I became aware of the concept of intentional community while doing self directed historical research into political movements. I found Charles Fourier, Robert Owen, and Josiah Warren among many others who… Read More

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Exploring Full Potentiality – 30th Birthday, Day 20

Posted on November 21, 2017 by

Nébesna Fortin is a member of NextGEN North America among other affiliations, and serves on the Council for the Global Ecovillage Network of North America. For more 30th blog posts click here.  I grew up in an ecovillage in Canada called La Cité Écologique. This project was born out of a child’s dream. At the age of… Read More

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My Pathway to the FIC – 30th Birthday, Day 19

Posted on November 19, 2017 by

Kim Scheidt has been the FIC accountant since 2006. Full bio below. For more 30th blog posts click here. This year the Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) celebrates its 30th anniversary. It is hard for me to believe that I have been involved as a FIC staff member for the past 11 of those years. Time… Read More

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The Directory Goes Online – 30th Birthday, Day 18

Posted on November 18, 2017 by

Tony Sirna is a former Board member, ic.org webmaster, and founding member of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage.  For more 30th blog posts click here. When I took over the FIC web site in 2004 it had already been an amazing resource for a decade. Similarly the Communities Directory had completed it’s third edition and sold tens of… Read More

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Providing resources that sustain the organization – 30th Birthday, Day 16

Posted on November 16, 2017 by
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Kim Kanney is the current Manager of Communities Bookstore. Full bio below. We work hard to curate a rich collection of materials useful to community building, sustainable living, and more. In addition to being one of our core services, Bookstore is also an important income source for the FIC and supports our work. For more 30th blog posts click… Read More

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