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From Commune to Ecovillage- an inside look of the world’s best known intentional community

by: Sara on 03/27/2014
Posted in: Community

In late 1960s San Francisco, the colorful and celebrated counterculture icon, Stephen Gaskin set in a motion a chain of events that would lead to one of the most dynamic social experiments of modern time.

Photo Credit: Previously published in Hey Beatnik, 1974, …

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“Running On Local” – Success Stories from a New Paradigm

by: Sara on 02/20/2014
Posted in: Community

We rode the wave of progress and by the end of the 20th century our stores had filled up with ‘stuff’ from all over the world – as had our kitchen cabinets, and our bodies. Tangerines from Spain, dresses from Bangladesh and appliances from Japan. We burned through millions of barrels of fuel from the Middle East, and gave up control of our …

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Rising to the Occasion - The Community Grain Revolution

by: Sara on 11/12/2013
Posted in: Community

There is much debate about grain these days. From books like Wheat Belly, which suggests if you cut out wheat your tummy will “disappear” to countless products being marketed as gluten-free for those who are allergic or intolerant to the gluten protein, it makes one wonder why we ever ate these pesky grains in the first place.

The wheat plant …

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Community Conversations: Our Path to a Caring Culture!

by: Sara on 04/02/2013
Posted in: Community

Today's blog post comes to us from Cecile Andrews the author of the just released, Living Room Revolution, A Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good as well as Slow is Beautiful, Circle of Simplicity and co author of  Less is More. Cecile is a community educator focusing on voluntary simplicity, "take back your time," the "Sharing Economy," and Pursuit of Happiness Conversation Circles. She and her husband are founders of Seattle's Phinney Ecovillage, a neighborhood-based sustainable community.

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BEE is for BRAVE! At Brooklyn Grange’s Navy Yard apiary in New York City

by: Sara on 01/02/2013
Posted in: Community

Happy New Year everyone! For our first blog post of 2013 we hear from Christy Hemenway, the author of the just released book, The Thinking Beekeeper, A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives and the founder of Gold Star Honeybees. Christy discusses the challenges faced by beekeepers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

New York City never …

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