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 · firstname.lastname@example.org · 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).