Find Issue #153, (Winter 2011) – “Permaculture” of Communities Magazine here!
Communal Studies Association Honors CommunitiesPosted on December 7, 2011 by
On October 1, 2011, at the banquet concluding the Communal Studies Association’s annual meeting (held this year at the historic Shaker Village at South Union, Auburn, Kentucky),Communities magazine received a big,… Read More
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How Permaculture Stole My Community!Posted on December 7, 2011 by
After a painful period stranded in “permaculture heaven,” an Earthaven founder finds her community finally moving back towards balance with its eco-spiritual roots.
Doing It, or Are We?Posted on December 7, 2011 by
On Hawaii’s Big Island, La’akea Community explores sustainability through myriad experiments—from keeping wild pet pigs in the garden to eating 100 percent locally to mowing with sheep.
The Sharing GardensPosted on December 7, 2011 by
An innovative approach to collective community gardens nurtures a culture of giving while allowing participants to feed both themselves and those in need.
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Growing a Culture of Gratitude in Argentine PatagoniaPosted on December 7, 2011 by
An organic farming volunteer learns surprising new lessons from his Argentinian hosts—such as how to relax, how to enjoy practical labor, and how to contribute more sustainably by putting personal work first.
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Hugelkultur on the Prairie, or Learning from Our MistakesPosted on December 7, 2011 by
Degraded slopes, crumbling logs, plenty of trench-digging, seven blueberry plants, and an unanticipated drought combine to teach some important lessons.
Permaculture at The FarmPosted on December 7, 2011 by
Drawing on its long association with permaculture, The Farm in Tennessee institutes on-the-ground projects designed to provide resilience in times of climate change.
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.
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Social PermaculturePosted on December 7, 2011 by
While expert at understanding ecological connections, permaculturalists often founder in relating with one another. Applying permaculture principles to group dynamics can help us work together more effectively.
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Permaculture 101 and Attending to Zone ZeroPosted on December 7, 2011 by
The editor provides a refresher on our theme and suggests some new Zone Zero guidelines to help keep permaculturalists in the game for the long haul.