more info: http://www.permacultureconvergence.com
Join You Are Here: Intentional Community Los Angeles and Lois Arkin, founder of the Los Angeles Eco-Village, for a panel discussion of what works and what doesn’t, in intentional communities.
Current and former residents of communities in Southern California will share their experiences with important issues like governance, shared space, decision-making, getting along, privacy, food and sharing.
Bring your questions and curiosities, this will be your chance to get a sense of what it might be like to live in a functioning community, navigate challenges and avoid common pitfalls.
The Los Angeles Eco-Village is one of the city’s largest and longest-running intentional community.
Date and Time: Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 7 to 10pm
Location: Los Angeles Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place, Lobby,
Los Angeles 90004 directions
No Charge: Donations accepted
Reservations or more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 213/738-1254 or just come.
Light Refreshments: Bring something to share if you’d like.
More info on “You Are Here Intentional Community”
MORE INFO ON PANELISTS:
Elektra Grant, Lecturer Otis College of Art and Design and associate of the The Regenerative Co-op of Pomona, an intentional community of approximately 30 residents distributed among 4 homes. The Community strives to incorporate sustainable and regenerative principles in an urban/suburban environment. Most members are students or recent graduates of various local colleges, including organizers, teachers, technicians, students, business people, philosophers and artists. The group has vegetarian community meals 5 nights a week, uses solar power, and maintains a gray water system, edible landscaping and organic gardens. Community decisions are consensed upon during monthly community meetings. In addition to hosting skill shares throughout the year, the Community organizes a Sustainability Seminar every Spring with workshops and speakers on topics from solar power and making bio-diesel to activism and social justice.
Watch for more details.
Popular lecturer and trainer on diverse aspects of ecovillages, cohousing and intentional communities, Diana makes a rare visit to Southern California.
Author of Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities and Finding Community: How to join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community, Diana is also the former editor of “Communities Magazine.”
Tonight, we ponder the topic of how to create “community glue” to generate feelings of gratitude, how to develop good communication skills, and how to set up effective project management within a community.
Diana’s expertise on community decision making and governance processes has brought international attention to “sociocracy,” which means governance by peers and colleagues using feedback loops to help an organization continuously improve.
More about Diana here: www.dianaleafechristian.org
Date/Time: Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7pm
Location: Holy Nativity Parish
6700 W. 83rd Street
Westchester (Los Angeles) CA 90045
Suggested Donation: $15
No reservations required
A gathering of pioneers, seekers, neighbors, organizers, dreamers, trainers, leaders, and activists reclaiming a more sustainable world through intentional communities, cooperative culture, deep democracy, and participatory economics.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 9am-6pm at San Diego Friends Center
People in intentional and traditional communities around the world are already living more green, peaceful, and abundant ways of life.
Reclaiming the power of cooperative human connections, people everywhere have been asking questions that lead back to more satisfying lives. We’re busy reinventing what we own, how we spend time, grow food, earn a living, do business, invest money, and participate in our neighborhoods and governments.
Get the jump on Earth Day. Meet, learn, share, and break bread with old and new friends across community movements here in southern California. There’s plenty of time to network and strategize next steps forward.
Sustainable Community is Within Reach!
Communify San Diego is an unconference. Using “open space technology” we will convene a marketplace of ideas when everyone can propose sessions on the topics they are most interested in. Sessions can be skills-sharing, discussions, interviews, games, or presentations. Opportunities to get to know each other will include “Speed Dating” and “Deepening Connection” sessions. Other sessions have been proposed and are invited include:
- Developing cohousing and ecovillage neighborhoods
- Housing cooperatives & co-living households
- Community gardens and urban agriculture
- Tiny Home Ecovillages – truly low-impact and affordable
- Complementary currencies and time banks
- Transition Town and Sustainable San Diego initiatives
- EarthSharing & community land trusts
Sharing Leadership through Consensus and Dynamic Governance
- Dealing with Difference – Communication Games and Technologies of Participation
- Conscious Elders & Aging in Community
- Wisdom Circles and Restorative Justice
- Post-Occupy Organizing of the Commons
- Sacred Economics
- Slow Money, Crowdfunding, & Participatory Budgeting
We’ll also share opening and closing circles, a panel of special speakers, info tables for partner groups, raffle prizes to benefit Fellowship for Intentional Community and our local host. Morning coffee, healthy snacks and lunch are provided.
Special Guests & Presenters
Lois Arkin, Founder of Los Angeles Eco-Village
CASA: Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables de las Américas
Diana Leafe Christian, author of Creating a Life Together, and Finding Community
Raines Cohen certified Senior Advisor / Cohousing Coach
Betsy Morris, PhD, Cohousing Researchers Network, and author of “Making Cohousing Affordable,” and “Urban Redevelopment and the Emerging Community Sector.”
Plus YOU, bringing the topics you want to learn about or share.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9am to 6pm
San Diego Friends Center:
San Diego Friends Center
3850 Westgate Pl
San Diego, CA 92105
Google map and directions
$65 in advance; $75 at the door.
Partner discounts, work-trade/volunteer rebates are still available or call 619-457-6198 (voice/SMS) for more information.
Betsy and Raines · email@example.com · 619-457-6198
Weeknight showing of Within Reach, Friday evening at colab.
Sunday 1:30-6:30pm – Tour and Half Day Intensive at Emerald Village in Rio Vista, specifically on the nuts and bolts of developing cohousing and ecovillages — people, place, and process.
Communify San Diego is produced by Cohousing California partners, Cohousing Coaches Betsy Morris & Raines Cohen, of Planning for Sustainable Communities, in Berkeley, CA and the San Diego Local Hosts, Patti Shields, Jonah, Mesritz, Andrea Carter, and Mariah Gayler.
Cohousing California is pleased to promote the work of our organizational partners including the Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Cohousing Association of the US, and CASA, the South American regional association of the Global Ecovillages Network, and CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages.
Tax-exempt donations are welcome through our nonprofit sponsor, the Fellowship for Intentional Community (www.ic.org).
What: The Power of Just Doing Stuff: Transition Town Fairs
Where: Westchester Sunday October 13, 2013 AND Pasadena Monday October 14, 2013
Westchester event: Sunday 10/13/13 from 2:30pm to 7pm. Go here for details and to register:
Pasadena event: Monday 10/14/13 from 10:30am to 2pm. Go here for details and to register:
featuring award winning “Repair Cafe” and other activities, veggie potluck lunch (bring your own eating ware), speed dating mini talks, and more.
Transition groups (Los Angeles and Pasadena) host Rob Hopkins, founder of the international Transitiion Town movement. Rob gives a talk and hosts his renowned “The Power of Just Doing Stuff” fairs.