Best of Communities

The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop—the very best articles that have appeared over the last 20 years in our flagship publications: Communities magazine and Communities Directory.

Best of Communities Bundle

We’ve distilled what we consider the most insightful and helpful articles on the topics that you—our readers—have told us you care about most, and have organized them into 15 scintillating collections:

I. Intentional Community Overview, and Starting a Community
II. Seeking and Visiting a Community
III. Leadership, Power, and Membership
IV. Good Meetings
V. Consensus
VI. Agreements, Conflict, and Communication
VII. Relationships, Intimacy, Health, and Well-Being
VIII. Children in Community
IX. Community for Elders
X. Sustainable Food, Energy, and Transportation
XI. Green Building, Ecovillage Design, and Land Preservation
XII. Cohousing
XIII. Cooperative Economics and Creating Community Where You Are
XIV. Challenges and Lessons of Community
XV. The Peripatetic Communitarian: The Best of Geoph Kozeny

On average, each collection is comprised of 15–20 articles, containing a total of 55–65 pages. All are now available as both downloadable PDFs and print books. Buy one, buy several, or buy the whole set! While there’s a smattering of classic pieces that date back to the ’90s, the vast majority of these offerings have been written in the past dozen years, representing cutting-edge thinking and how- to explorations of the social, ecological, and economic aspects of sustainable living. We’ve gathered insights about what you can expect when raising children in community, and offer a wealth of information about what it’s like to grow old there, too. For dessert, we have the collected wisdom of over 50 essays from Geoph Kozeny (1949–2007), the Peripatetic Communitarian.

If you’re hungry for information about cooperative living, we have a menu that will satisfy any appetite! If you’re thinking about starting a community, this collection offers an incredible storehouse of practical advice. If you’re thinking of joining a community, our packets will help you discern the right things to look for, and how to be a savvy shopper. If you’re just curious about community and want to snack, our smörgåsbord of tasty nuggets will let you pick and choose what’s most appealing.

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