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Event season is here!

Posted on April 17, 2019 by

There are lots of great events coming up this year. FIC is proud to sponsor events that help bring people together to build your communities and build the movement. Info about all the events we’re sponsoring. Here are some of the new events on the schedule. The Farm’s Conference on Community and Sustainability – The… Read More


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


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


Accepting nominations for 2020 Kozeny Communitarian Award

Posted on January 7, 2019 by

The Foundation for Intentional Community announces that nominations are now open for the 2020 Kozeny Communitarian Award. This honors the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life to creating community in the world. This Award is intended to celebrate the accomplishments of a person or organization in one or more of the… Read More

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Collaborating for a Regenerative Future

Posted on October 31, 2018 by

Written by: Cynthia Tina — How can we steward a more sustainable and regenerative future for North America? This was the central inquiry during a three day event called the Regenerative CoLab. Nearly 50 visionaries, activists, and organizers gathered in early October at Arcosanti, the legendary urban laboratory in the desert of Arizona, US. The… Read More


Common Bound Is Coming!

Posted on June 8, 2018 by

We’ve mentioned this before but this year the FIC is especially proud to be co-sponsoring the New Economy Coalition’s Common Bound Conference in St. Louis, June 22-24. There’s still time to register here. What is Common Bound? They’re over 700 people across the new economy movement who will come together in St. Louis to connect… Read More


Schedule Posted for Ecovillage Pathways

Posted on May 28, 2018 by

The schedule for Ecovillage Pathways in just a few weeks is OUT! Go check out what’s coming up in this transformational event co-sponsored by the FIC at http://www.nextgenna.org/2018ecovillagepathways.html Ecovillage Pathways is a gathering of diverse ages exploring the emergent future of thriving community. We join those who have been living and learning for decades with those… Read More


Want to Connect with the Next Generation?

Posted on April 27, 2018 by

Are you an elder seeking to team with youth in community? A young adult looking for community? The FIC is proud to co-sponsor NEXTGEN North America’s Ecovillage Pathways gathering for deep connection this June 14-17, 2018 at La Cite Colebrook, New Hampshire, USA. As a young team energizing the next generation of ecovillage leadership, NEXTGEN and… Read More


Home Funeral and Death Care Midwife Training June 15–17, 2018

Posted on April 17, 2018 by

  The Center for End of Life Transitions (CEOLT) and the FIC are proud to offer this three-day workshop on home-based end of life care and celebrations for the journey of dying at Earthaven Ecovillage, hosted by SOIL. Cost: $400–$450 sliding scale Learn Skills for the End of Life at Earthaven Ecovillage Home-based celebrations bring death… Read More


Earthaven Experience Week June 8–13, 2018

Posted on April 17, 2018 by
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  The FIC is proud to co-sponsor the School of Integrated Living’s Earthaven Experience Week This residential service-learning program immerses learners in the life of Earthaven Ecovillage. Participants join the homes, lives, businesses, and farms of the Taylor Creek Watershed community for a hands-on, skill-building, life-changing experience. You can find more information and register here.   The Earthaven Experience… Read More


Upcoming Events For Creating Change

Posted on April 10, 2018 by

We would like to invite you to check out two upcoming events the FIC is co-sponsoring: The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee will be Celebrating 45+ Years of Community with its Sustainability and Community Conference May 18-20, 2018. And the New Economy Coalition will be co-sponsoring Common Bound to plan and inspire a better economic future… 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


Ecovillage Pathways – A 3 day journey to regenerative community

Posted on August 12, 2017 by

  Ecovillage Pathways 4th Annual Conference by NextGEN September 7 – 10 hosted by Sirius Community Co-Sponsored by the Foundation for Intentional Community by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director  The FIC is proud to co-sponsor the 4th annual conference by NextGEN, the youth arm of the Global Ecovillage Network. Do you want to wake up each day… Read More


Communities Conferences – Twin Oaks and West Coast

Posted on August 8, 2017 by

Two Communities Conferences in September Labor Day Weekend Conference Sept 1–4 West Coast Communities Conference Sept 29–Oct 1 Co-Sponsored by the Foundation for Intentional Community The FIC is a proud sponsor of two awesome Communities Conferences. The Twin Oaks Communities Conference, Labor Day weekend, September 1–4, and the West Coast Communities Conference, Sept 29–Oct 1. West… Read More


Immerse Yourself In A Permaculture Program At One of These Rural Communities

Posted on April 6, 2017 by

Last month, we sent out a newsletter highlighting two permaculture workshops at intentional communities in the U.S. Since then, we’ve heard from many more program leaders who wanted their workshops to be included. We apologize for not featuring more in last month’s newsletter, and decided to revisit the topic this month! Here is a sampling… Read More


A Q&A With Eris Weaver About Cohousing And Politics

Posted on March 16, 2017 by

This is an interview with Eris Weaver, a presenter at the National Cohousing Conference in Nashville May 19-21. Eris will be leading several workshops and at the event, including Cohousers in Politics and Let’s Talk About Money. Check out our overview of the event to learn more, and be sure to visit our bookstore if you attend #Coho2017 in… Read More


These Communities Offer On-Site Permaculture Workshops & Immersion Programs

Posted on March 9, 2017 by

Curious about how you can apply permaculture principles in your community or ecovillage? There’s no better way than to visit a community in person and learn from hands-on workshops and immersion programs. Here are two very different programs – one an affordable “spring break” at a community in Washington state, the other a permaculture design… Read More


An Interview With Alice Alexander About The National Cohousing Conference

Posted on March 2, 2017 by

This is an interview with Alice Alexander, Executive Director of the Cohousing Association of the United States and co-founder of the Durham Central Park Cohousing Community in North Carolina. She took some time to answer our questions about the National Cohousing Conference in Nashville May 19-21, which the Foundation for Intentional Community is co-sponsoring. Check out our… Read More


Don’t Miss The National Cohousing Conference May 19-21 in Nashville!

Posted on February 6, 2017 by

Each year, the Cohousing Association of the United States hosts a national conference for those participating in or interested in the cohousing movement. This year’s conference will take place May 19-21 in Nashville, TN: “The 2017 National Cohousing Conference promises an amazing lineup of offerings, from innovative approaches to developing new and affordable communities, to… Read More


Take Part In The People’s State of the Union This January

Posted on December 26, 2016 by

Beginning in 2015, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture has led a project called the People’s State of the Union, to coincide with the president’s annual address to the nation. Taking the perspective that democracy is “a conversation, not a monologue,” the PSOTU is a chance for communities to come together and share the hopes and challenges… Read More


The Jewish Intentional Community Conference Takes Place December 1-4

Posted on October 27, 2016 by

  The FIC’s Intentional Communities Directory includes communities that range from the spiritual to the secular. If you want to find a religiously affiliated (or unaffiliated) community, there’s a good chance you’ll find one there that aligns with your values. For those looking for a community centered around the Jewish faith, you can check out… Read More


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Posted on September 5, 2016 by

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“Ecotopia” Art Installation Brings Visions of Permaculture to the London Design Festival

Posted on September 1, 2016 by

From Sept. 17-25, 2016, the London Design Festival will feature an art installation inspired by Ernest Callenbach’s 1975 book Ecotopia. In the book, a journalist visits a newly-formed country in the Pacific Northwest that’s built on sustainable permaculture principles. The installation will explore ways that “Utopian thinking” can help us find solutions to our modern-day… Read More


How These Bike Festivals Bring Community To City Streets

Posted on August 11, 2016 by

Forty years ago, a group of Columbian bicycle activists started a tradition that would eventually spread to hundreds of cities around the world. Called Ciclovía, which means “cycleway” in Spanish, the event shuts down automobile traffic on over 70 miles of streets in Bogota every Sunday – creating space for up to 2 million bicyclists,… Read More


The First YIMBY Conference Says Yes In My Backyard

Posted on July 21, 2016 by

Many U.S. cities are in the middle of a housing crisis. Some, like San Francisco, have been struggling with it for years, while others, like Portland and Seattle, hope to avoid following the same trajectory. There are many factors at play, including high rates of migration to urban areas, and the impact of peer-to-peer homesharing… Read More


A New Movement Is Rethinking Our Relationship With The Earth

Posted on July 18, 2016 by

Last month, I had the chance to visit the Windward Education and Research Center, an intentional community in rural Washington, for an event called the EcoSex Convergence. Over 5 days, 150 participants explored topics related to environmentalism, spirituality, sexuality, and more. The event’s guests of honor were Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, who combine academic… Read More


The Placemaking Movement is Turning Cities into Communities

Posted on July 8, 2016 by

Over 15 years ago, a group of natural builders organized the first Village Building Convergence in Portland, OR. It’s partly the reason why the city is now dotted with colorful intersections, cob benches, and unconventional living spaces. According to the organizers, “We recognized that modern life and the structure of our cities often don’t create… Read More


Community As Sanctuary: How These Retreats Offer Refuge in Rural Places

Posted on July 7, 2016 by

Some communities, like the Tonic Housing project in the U.K., were founded as a way to provide cohousing to LGBT elders in rapidly gentrifying cities. Others offer a refuge away from the city, a place where like-minded people can gather for retreats and other seasonal festivities. For decades, the Radical Faerie movement has been creating… Read More


Power Shift Hosts 4 Regional Events for Young Climate Activists

Posted on June 30, 2016 by

The Energy Action Coalition, the “Hub of the Youth Climate Movement,” has hosted four Power Shift convergences for young climate activists since 2007. This year, the event is expanding into four regional convergences taking place in Philadelphia, Detroit, Orlando, and the West Coast: “Power Shift brings young climate leaders together as a movement—building the organizing… Read More


NuMundo Hosts Southeast Bioregional Convergence in Asheville, July 9-10

Posted on June 27, 2016 by

NuMundo wants to make it easier for travelers to connect with ecovillages and intentional communities around the world. Their site has dozens of listings in the U.S., Europe, South America, and more, many of which offer permaculture classes, natural building courses, and other hands-on, land-based experiences. NuMundo calls these locations “impact centers“: “An impact center… Read More