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 […]

My Journey into Shamanic Permaculture: Where Doing Meets Being
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My Journey into Shamanic Permaculture: Where Doing Meets Being

It brings such joy to witness the Permaculture movement becoming more and more popular with new projects emerging all over the globe. Many, including myself, got to know this science from the desire to find a way to return to a natural and holistic lifestyle, integrating self-sustaining organic food production and natural building. This of […]

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 […]

The Reality of Intentional Community Living
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The Reality of Intentional Community Living

By: Sky Blue Living in an intentional community is one of hardest things you can do. Why? Well, despite our social nature we’ve managed to create a hyper-individualized society. The luxury is that you don’t have deal with people very much, and people are hard to deal with! The downside is we’re left empty, turning […]

Lucid University: California Festival Takes Learning to a New Level
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Lucid University: California Festival Takes Learning to a New Level

In an exciting new series promoting onsite personal growth, Lucidity Festival is offering an exclusive 3-day early arrival experience engineered specifically as an incubation space for living solutions as part of their fifth year theme, Crossroads. As a Lucid University participant, students get to choose from one of five intensive learning programs focused on creative […]

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 […]

Graduating from Burning Man to a 9 acre, 5-family community. What does it take?
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Graduating from Burning Man to a 9 acre, 5-family community. What does it take?

By: Jessica Plancich Shinners, Co-founder of Emerald Village Organization We started off as veteran Burning Man friends and we ended up as neighbors, chosen family members, business partners, co-parents and partners in the process of life. Little did we know that there was a grand design at work when years before, many of us came together […]

Guate’s Up? Building A Regenerative Living & Learning Center in Guatemala
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Guate’s Up? Building A Regenerative Living & Learning Center in Guatemala

Almost one year ago Nuevo Mundo Foundation, the non-profit arm of Project Nuevo Mundo, was donated 6 acres of lush cloud forest in the small and remote village of Lanquin, Guatemala. Lanquin is located near the natural marvel Semuc Champey in the Alta Verapaz region northeast of Guatemala City.  After almost a year of preparations, […]