Kristen Rivers is Transforming Young Women’s Lives in Santa Cruz by Taylor Proffitt
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Kristen Rivers is Transforming Young Women’s Lives in Santa Cruz by Taylor Proffitt

Artemis Girl’s Empowerment Training Meet Kristen M. Rivers. When she isn’t teaching deep ecology and permaculture design from her Santa Cruz home, she helps young women face the multifaceted emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges of the millennial age. Through after school meetings, yoga, art, gardening, storytelling, poetry, and superfood cooking, “Mama Artemis” helps junior and […]

Who’s Really Sharing?
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Who’s Really Sharing?

“For all its troubling externalities, the sharing economy is largely heralded as a “return to the village,” an ahistoric utopia where we were friends with all of our trusted neighbors, lived in harmony with nature, and wanted not to consume, but to share. (Nevermind that this is not new at all?—?sharing and homesteading are things […]

5 Ways for Introverts to Thrive in Community
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5 Ways for Introverts to Thrive in Community

Many of us love the idea of living in eco-community. To find a like-minded group of people who share values, common interests, and ways of life is very appealing! From maximizing the use of resources to working together towards common goals, there are many benefits to living in communities. However, communal living also involves lots […]

6 Steps to Starting a Community Garden
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6 Steps to Starting a Community Garden

A plethora of unused lots and open spaces exist in many US and international cities. When I see them in the places I visit, I wonder why food is not grown in those spaces; free food for the community. Community gardens provide limitless benefits like diversification within communities, land stewardship, youth skills, leadership, and community […]