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 for us all.
One of the FIC’s pioneering communities, The Farm Community’s Conference has been one of our most important events over the years.
The New Economy Coalition is one of the newer, dynamic organizations we have been partnering with as the FIC expands its advocacy for social justice and equality.
Sustainability and Community Conference
May 18-20, 2018
at The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee
Celebrating 45+ Years in Community!
It was times such as these that led to the formation of The Farm Community in 1971. The country was embroiled in a senseless war, and under the control of a crooked President. There one solution in your grasp: Take control of your destiny and create a life that provides solutions to the chaos, and a life synchonous with your ideals. Now is the time to live your dreams, not tomorrow! Take the next step toward a life in community.
This gathering is a unique opportunity to tour:
- Green Homes of all types
- Sustainable Food Production
- Over 89 KW in Solar Installations
- Alternative Education
- Conflict Resolution
- Land Trusts
- Community Business
- and so much more.
Registration $175 per person / Students $125
- includes meals (Fri supper – Sun brunch)
(Each registrant is asked to bring a specific food item to contribute.)
|Camping||$15/per night/per person|
|Dormitories||$25/per night/per person|
|Other Accommodations available|
Click here to register online or mail your check to:
Village Media Services / Douglas Stevenson
PO Box 259, Summertown, TN 38483
The Solar School
Bring some food to share, an open mind, ideas, and enthusiasm.
Change your life…Change the world!
It’s time to figure out HOW to build solidarity for a new economy!
Our biennial conference, #CommonBound is coming to St. Louis, MO on June 22 – 24th! Registration is now open, sliding scale and scholarships available: www.commonbound.org
Workshop tracks will take on some of the most pressing issues facing us today, and present paths toward a fair and more democratic society. Here are just a few of the topics they’ll cover:
- Cultural organizing and building a new economy for and by artists
- Community organizing through the lens of energy democracy
- Community-led tools for fundraising and investing to scale new economy institutions
- …and many more!
Workshops will range from hands-on trainings, to panels of leading community innovators, academics and researchers, and dispatches from the leading edge of change.
Networks Gatherings include a mix of open and closed all-day sessions organized by volunteers who want to bring a group of 20-60 people together to increase the capacity of our movements.
CommonBound will also include plenaries, open spaces, and site visits. You can register, and learn about gatherings, site visits, travel, and housing on Eventbrite. A limited number of scholarships are available.
See you in St. Louis in June!
We hope you will enjoy both these events!