It’s Time to Wake Up: Meet the Digital Platform for the Consciousness Revolution
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It’s Time to Wake Up: Meet the Digital Platform for the Consciousness Revolution

“The revolution of the Consciousness is…taking place Now, in the present moment. There are no strategies, no great leaders in this revolution, only heroes who understand the evolutionary progress of the Consciousness and are open to allow the processes to take place in themselves.” — Frank M. Wanderer, The Revolution of Consciousness: De-Conditioning the Programmed […]

When Indigenous Wisdom meets Intentional Travel, Prepare to be Inspired
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When Indigenous Wisdom meets Intentional Travel, Prepare to be Inspired

It is four o’clock in the morning at Wayra Wasi, and the rich blackness of night still envelops the rainforest. Insects and frogs screech loudly, and birds call through the predawn air. Sleeping on the wooden floor under a roof of leaves, I am awakened by the sound of a cow’s horn and the steady […]

Adventures to the Unknown: Finding Home, Community, and Love with NuMundo
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Adventures to the Unknown: Finding Home, Community, and Love with NuMundo

I’ve always been a dreamer. For the last decade, I’ve dreamt of living in harmony with nature in a community of colorful, beautiful, authentic humans who support each other wholeheartedly. I have also always dreamt of living on the ocean, free to swim and heal with the sea. I like to believe that finding such […]

A Sustainable Way to Build the Future: Old Meets New in this Alternative Japanese Community
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A Sustainable Way to Build the Future: Old Meets New in this Alternative Japanese Community

“That’s it, you’ve got the hang of it. You’ll make a good farmer,” says Zenichi Seto. He watches from the side of the rice paddy as I operate the push tractor for the first time. Zenichi is an octogenarian farmer here in rural Japan. Though Japan is one of the most advanced economies in the […]

Permaculture Meets Justice in One of the Most Resilient Places in the United States
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Permaculture Meets Justice in One of the Most Resilient Places in the United States

It is a place of incredible resilience amidst terrifying history. Established in 1889 by white colonialists as a Prisoner-of-War camp for Native Americans, South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation is now the second largest Native American Indian Reservation in the United States. Building a permaculture education centre and language school here, in one of the most […]

Invisible Infrastructure: How We Build Our Lives Together
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Invisible Infrastructure: How We Build Our Lives Together

Developing the physical infrastructure at Rancho Mastatal gets me up every morning. I don’t need coffee nor an alarm clock; I’m just excited to keep building. Building the orchards and earthworks, furniture for my home, a better feeder for our chickens; these are the projects that rev my permaculture engine. They are concrete, you can see the […]

When College Isn’t Enough
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When College Isn’t Enough

 My university Biology major gave me a sense of urgency and despair. Global climate disruption, drastic deforestation and habitat loss, unprecedented species extinction rates, air and water toxicity, wars over scarce resources, overpopulation, and the social implications of the industrial growth society felt like an unstoppable avalanche of catastrophe. I wanted to make a difference. […]

Defending the Right for Affordable, Local Food at an Urban Farm in CA
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Defending the Right for Affordable, Local Food at an Urban Farm in CA

  Albany, CA—Farm defenders chained themselves to heavy machinery that was removing the topsoil from a portion of the Gill Tract farm in Albany, CA this Thursday (28). This halted a day of construction over the contested farmland. Contractors began work on the southern portion of the Gill Tract last week, a historical farm sold […]

5 Urban Village Projects Transforming Communities
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5 Urban Village Projects Transforming Communities

Reposted from Shareable.net The traditional ancestral practice known in the West as “barn raising” is present in village societies on every continent and has its roots in our tribal past. An adapted form of barn raising has recently seen a resurgence in the “urban village,” with grassroots community organizations transforming physical and social landscapes in […]