Tag Archives: community

A Plan For Saving Our Planet (Video) By Kennie DeLoatch

Save the planet, easy as 1-2-3: Plant edibles – Preserve Harvests – Compost (Repeat)

The Balloon Boat (video)

Build a fun balloon-powered boat for your pond or pool.

Social Technology Overview

Social technologies are an integral part of solutions for a functional future. Our culture places a lot of faith in technological fixes to many of our planetary problems, but the word “technology” is almost always used to refer to physical technology (e.g., solar panels, swales and berms, etc.). Social technology are the sets of technologies […]

Top 5 lessons learned living in a village: A psychologist’s view

Top 5 Lessons for Village Living: (1) Without interaction between people, there is no village: (a) Allocate time for relationships. (b) Live in physical structures that encourages interaction and get the right balance between public and private space. (2) Invite those who can (a) skillfully hear and express their truth even when there is unpleasant emotion and (b) are willing to continually improve at this. Best way to know: you’ve had disagreements and come out the others side. (3) Be free! Learn from failure and communicate instead of creating too many rules. (4) Small is beautiful. Empower the smallest decision-making group possible for the decision at hand. (5) Welcome people, build goodwill, and be clear about a coherent vision and process.

“Kennie’s in the Kitchen”

“Kennie’s in the Kitchen” Almond meal crust Quiche  (VIDEO) Kennie D. makes a delicious almond meal crust quiche.

Reflections on my first summer at Troy Gardens Cohousing

Since moving to Troy Gardens Cohousing Community last November (2013), many people have asked me what is cohousing and what does it actually look like. I’ve spent some time trying to process my own experience of living here and to communicate why cohousing is an important option.

Interview with Robert Griffin on Hummingbird & Tamera Communities

In consulting with Mandy and Ryan from withinreachmovie.com, they suggested we contact Robert Griffin as someone who had visited Tamera, a Peace Village in Portugal that seems like a very interesting model for community living. They also recommended Robert as someone who is easy to talk to, accessible, and who has some pretty deep and […]

Life Design: Your CSSL* awaits [* Community Supported Sustainable Lakehouse]

Introducing your Community Supported Sustainable Lakehouse (CSSL). Your CSSL awaits! We are creating a test-field for a culture that maximizes sustainable well-being by adhering to the 4 principles of sustainability articulated by the Natural Step, using only the resources available if those resources were fairly distributed. In the short-term, we share a beautiful vacation and camping spot. In the long term, we share a permaculture food forest and model lifeboat.