Regional Cohousing Conference in Boulder CO April 20-22, 2018

The Regional Conference will feature full/half day intensives on affordability, telling your story, the development process and much, much more. Plus, with 16 sessions to choose from long-time community members and newbies alike will benefit from the mentorship of knowledgeable professionals, while meeting cohousers from across the country.  Get all the details here: https://cohousing.givezooks.com/events/2018-boulder-co-regional-cohousing-conference  Read More

Sociocracy for Intentional Communities with Diana Leafe Christian – Sat-Sun-Mon 5/19, 5/20, 5/21/2018*

Sociocracy (sometimes also called “Dynamic Governance” in the US) is an effective governance and decision- Diana Leafe Christian making method Diana now highly recommends for intentional communities.  It means “governance by peers or colleagues,” and is a system for organizing work and making decisions to guide the work. Sociocracy is  based on the values of transparency, equivalency, and effectiveness. When a community uses... Read More

Global Ecovillage Conference (GEN) Europe Conference – July 10 – 14, 2018 – Lilleoru, Estonia

Conference theme:  The Wisdom of Conscious Communities” Including July 10, 2018: Co-Creation Day: How can we make Estonia the first organic country in the world. The conference will bring together 500 sustainable experts, practitioners and visionaries from all over the world. Go here for conference details: http://gen2018.ee/?lang=en&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=genestonia100 For more information on the Global Ecovillage Network,... Read More

Ecovillage Social Enterprises/Cottage Industries — Why We Need Them! Sat., March 17, 2018: veggie potluck at 6:30; slideshow/talk at 7:30pm with Diana Leafe Christian at L.A. Eco-Village

In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Los Angeles Eco-Village Diana Leafe Christian through a lively presentation and slide show, will show how large, well-established communities have established healthy community economies through supporting individual members’ cottage industries  — “social enterprises” — and by encouraging their members to earn, spend, invest, and, when possible, even save money onsite, and how smaller and newer communities... Read More

Overview: Sociocracy for Ecovillages and Other Kinds of Intentional Communities – Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 4 to 6:30pm at L.A. Eco-Village

In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Eco-Village   In a lively presentation with hands-on exercises, Diana Leafe Christian will present an overview of Sociocracy, an especially effective governance and decision-making method she now recommends highly instead of consensus for ecovillages and other kinds of intentional communities, because of the wonderful benefits. When used correctly, communities have experienced better... Read More

INHABIT: Building Intentional Communities in L.A. – Wed., Oct 11, 2017 at 3301 W. Washington Blvd, LA 90018

OCHI PROJECTS 3301 W WASHINGTON BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90018 WWW.OCHIPROJECTS.COM In conjunction with MOLLY LARKEY: a shape made through its unraveling INHABIT: Building Intentional Communities in Los Angeles October 11th, 7 PM and ARTICULATE: Language as Resistance October 14th, 3 PM INSTALLATION IMAGES EXHIBITION CHECKLIST INHABIT  focuses on issues of land and property. As communities,... Read More

Diana Leafe Christian workshops in San Diego: Keynoter at West Coast Communities Conference 9/29-10/1; Starting an Ecovillage 10/7-9; Sociocracy 10/14-16

Dear friends and colleagues in Southern California,   This Save-the-Dates notice is about three events in the San Diego area. See below.   If you or people you know are interested in starting an intentional community, I’m doing a workshop on starting successful new communities on Oct. 7-9.    (1)  “Starting a Successful Ecovillage or Intentional Community”            Sat-Sun-Mon, October 7-8-9 in the San Diego Area.   ... Read More

Sustainable Living Tour – California – October 1 – 12, 2017

Immerse yourself in leading sustainable living education centers showcasing real examples of soil, watershed and human relationship restoration. Lots More info:  http://earthjourneys.org/ EARTH JOURNEYS Empowering change seekers to cultivate lifestyles that regenerate the mind, body, soul and planet through transformative journeys and earth-based education. Our nature retreats blend personal development, permaculture education and spiritual exploration... Read More

12th Annual Permaculture Convergence – Oct.. 5 – 8, 2017 in Hopland CA

more info: http://www.permacultureconvergence.com  Read More

Third Annual West Coast Communities Conference – September 29 – October 1, 2017 in Escondido CA

Conference Theme:  Thriving, Not Just Surviving – Fiscal Health in Community Featuring Keynote Speaker: Diana Leafe Christian, author of Creating a Life Together Taking off from last year’s theme of economic justice, we are organizing this year’s topics around the subject of equitable and sustainable income and affordability.  We have workshops… Workshop topics and speakers include: – Financially feasible ways to start Community... Read More

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