Community Where You Are
In the face of structural challenges, some urban farmers are finding innovative ways to serve their neighborhoods.
At the Global Village, schoolchildren get a taste of impoverished peoples’ struggles to feed themselves.
A shared kitchen provides not just physical sustenance, but emotional benefits and greater connection to our food and one another.
Two retirees discover a way to explore cohousing without long-term commitment—and after several extended visits, decide it’s for them.
After falling into a disillusioning “status quo” existence, a baby boomer rekindles his zeal (and ability) to live by his values at Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage.
Cohousing can offer a much-improved quality of life to seniors and others; it’s time to break free of the self-inflicted “Oh, that’s not me!”
Avoiding computers can mean losing out on connecting with others when one is desperate for connection, yet a rich, computer-free, community-based social life is also possible.
Born of collaboration, an innovative technology helps build community by encouraging trust, appreciation, and giving from the heart.
Misadventures with a cell phone help the author dial into more enduring, meaningful adventures and relationships not dependent on an electronic-communications hamster wheel.
To shake our addiction to modern technology, we must understand its true costs. Stillwaters Sanctuary works to create a culture of greater connection, where it is easier to live without industrial society.
At Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, efforts to foster a renaissance in land-based living go hand in hand with judicious use of modern design and communication technologies.
How does modern technology affect our ecological and social literacy? Are computers and their kin suppressing or enhancing the awareness, skills, and qualities essential to our nature as humans?
After 11 years of gathering, a group of Kaw Valley’s cosmic explorers realizes that community has happened to them.
Community grows when we make time to share our stories, enjoy one another, take care of one another, and work on building a better world together.
In an age when prioritizing community is itself radical, self-awareness, self-care, and storytelling are essential to deepening our connections.
Dancing Rabbit’s Exchange Local Money System: The Promise of Local Currencies and Interest-Free FinancingPosted on June 14, 2014 by
Place-specific currencies can provide critical financing to the small businesses that keep local communities connected and thriving.
Improving our relationships to work, money, and entrepreneurship can dramatically enhance our sense of community and quality of life.
Tamarack Institute’s Conversations campaign reveals shifting expectations of community among youth and seniors, varying perspectives on group identity and boundaries, and diverse attitudes toward technology.
An innovative self-governing village lifts spirits while modeling new ways to address homelessness.
A squatters’ housing cooperative activist describes how Margaret Thatcher broke with her image to support an early “occupy” movement.
Home-scale geothermal in appropriate conditions promotes both community and energy savings.
Tamarack Institute and FIC invite all of us to share our conversations about community.
A group of veterans discovers empowerment, connection, and healing by forming a writing group.
Shared ownership—including of real estate—has many practical benefits.
Sharing, living close to the earth, honoring the cycles of life, and developing leadership and communication skills are essential parts of a healthy community experience.
Communities and their members can change and drift apart, but the lessons and tools gained in community endure.