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? Exploring the Sharing Economy & Its Potential for Growth.
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Who’s Really Sharing? Exploring the Sharing Economy & Its Potential for Growth.

“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. (Never mind that this is not new at all—sharing and homesteading are […]

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 appealing! From maximizing the use of resources to working together toward common goals, there are many benefits to living in community. 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 community garden provides limitless benefits like diversification within communities, land stewardship, youth skills, leadership, and community cohesion. A plethora of unused lots and open spaces exist in many U.S. 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 […]