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50th Annual Human Relations Laboratory and Picnic, Aug 4-10, 2019

Sponsored by the Goodenough Community How to Live in Heaven, HERE! Lab feels like heaven – right here and right now. Heaven is not a location but a state of mind, an attitude of AWE and WONDER. We can create heaven inside ourselves through spiritual and psychological development, and between and among individuals through relationships, …

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Enacting Purpose

I am so grateful that NICA President Syd Fredrickson, hosted a Board retreat in February… Although my stomach turned when she urged the Board to look NICA’s purposes square in the face, and assess NICA’s integrity. As small as the Board currently is, and as new as I am to it, I was afraid: what …

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Spring 2018 edition of Communities magazine focuses on “Class, Race, and Privilege”

In today’s world, it’s rare to find positive and engaging stories that simultaneously expose readers to sensitive topics like race, class, and social barriers and biases. The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), a nonprofit organization with offices based in Rutledge, Missouri and Louisa, Virginia, has produced Communities magazine for the past 25 years, exploring the …

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Sociocracy Workshop, April 26-29

Diana Leafe Christian (author of books, *Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community* and *Creating a Life Together* and a member of Earthaven Ecovillage) will train participants in this dynamic method of self-governance. Sociocracy, also called Dynamic Governance, is a system of governance using consent decision making, involving all those who do …

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Fall Gathering on Saturday, October 14 with the theme, Our Communities as Social Change Labs

We are excited to announce a full agenda of activities on Saturday,  Oct 14 from 10 AM to 5 PM, with optional activities before and after that. It will be hosted by Beacon House, in Seattle. Beacon House is part of Star Community, which presently is composed of five households. Join members of intentional communities …

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C0-Housing 101 Workshop

Here is an upcoming opportunity to learn about cohousing or to share information about your interest/forming community. If you are in the latter camp, please come prepared to talk about your community (each group will have 3-5 minutes). If you have any flyers or graphics to share, please contact the event sponsor, Grace Kim. This …

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