Keyword: community

    Culture Gap

    Culture Gap

    Towards a New World in the Yalakom Valley

    The time is the early 1980s. Judith Plant and her new partner, Kip, are ready for a change. Inspired by the charismatic Fred Brown, their communications professor at Simon Fraser University, they join a commune in a remote valley near the Yalakom …

    related subjects: Conscious Community
    Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Hardback Edition

    Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Hardback Edition

    The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

    After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.S., literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning "disabilities" are skyrocketing, and children and youth are increasingly disaffected. Thirty years of teaching in the public …

    related subjects: Education & Parenting
    Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition

    Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition

    The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

    After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.S., literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning "disabilities" are skyrocketing, and children and youth are increasingly disaffected. Thirty years of teaching in the public …

    related subjects: Education & Parenting
    Grow Create Inspire

    Grow Create Inspire

    Crafting a Joyful Life of Beauty and Abundance

    How can we embrace the absolute necessity of preserving and protecting the earth for our descendants, creating a future in which there is still clean water to drink, fresh air to breathe, and fresh, healthy food vital to human existence?

    Grow Create …

    related subjects: Education & Parenting
    I'm Right and You're an Idiot

    I'm Right and You're an Idiot

    The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up

    The most pressing environmental problem we face today is not climate change. It is pollution in the public square, where a smog of adversarial rhetoric, propaganda and polarization stifles discussion and debate, creating resistance to change and …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Hope and Hard Times

    Hope and Hard Times

    Communities, Collaboration and Sustainability

    More than a dozen years ago, Ted Bernard travelled to nine communities across the United States to meet residents who were working collaboratively to solve natural resource conflicts. While there may have been different perspectives over process, …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Seed Libraries

    Seed Libraries

    And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People

    Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally-based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in …

    related subjects: Food & Gardening
    Common Threads

    Common Threads

    Weaving Community through Collaborative Eco-Art

    Disposing of unwanted natural materials can be expensive and time-consuming, or it can present a tremendous opportunity for creating collaborative eco-art. Invasive species control, green waste management, urban gardening and traditional crafts can …

    related subjects: Conscious Community