Communities Conference 2014
Labor Day Weekend Conference at Twin Oaks Community, Louisa VA
Co-Sponsored by the Foundation for Intentional Community
Community Clinic & Group Discount
The Communities Conference is about movement building. We want more communities. We want more cooperatives and collectives making a difference in the world. That’s why this year’s Monday program, the Community Clinic, is designed for groups trying to make something happen, and groups that want to grow or need help.
Bring your whole group! If you’re coming with 3 or more people you get a 15% discount. Use the promotional code GROUP when registering. It will work whether you each registering individually or all together.
During the Community Clinic, we’ll have workshops on common issues groups face, and we’ll also have lots of experienced organizers and community builders available for groups to consult with. Here are a few of our confirmed community consultants:
Laird Schaub of Sandhill Farm: “For 25+ years I’ve been a community networker & group process consultant. I believe that people today are starved for community—for a greater sense of belonging and connection—and I’ve dedicated my life to making available as widely as possible the tools and inspiration of cooperative living. I’m on the road half the time teaching groups consensus, meeting facilitation, and how to work with conflict.”
Alyson Ewald has spent over twenty years leading environmental and educational programs both within the US and abroad. Currently, she is the Capital Campaigns Coordinator for Dancing Rabbit, Inc. She is an advisor to The Altai Project, a nonprofit she launched in 2004 to support environmental efforts and indigenous groups in Siberia. She also serves on the boards of the Scotland County Farmers’ Market and the Foundation for Intentional Community. She co-founded Red Earth Farms, a homesteading community near Dancing Rabbit.
Ira Wallace has been a founding member of several communities and a long-term member of both Twin Oaks and Acorn Communities. She’s been a driving force behind Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and founded the Heritage Harvest Festival. She’s a published author, writes for a column for Mother Earth News, and speaks at numerous fairs and conferences on gardening, seed preservation, and community.