On November 17th the Findhorn Foundation celebrates its 57th birthday. On such occasions we often reexamine our convictions in light of their fruits—the truth of how things are, not the theory. Here are a few reflections inspired by the words spoken to Eileen Caddy, and those of the co-founders; Peter Caddy and Dorothy Maclean. The […]
The Scottish Rural Network, of which PET is a member, has an interesting blog on self-help communities in South Korea. Pretty far from Findhorn I hear you think; but not the self-help part. It’s of interest because it links community skills, the ageing phenomenon and social enterprise. Enjoy the blog.
What do you feel/think about it? We have yet another co-word. Co-ol… Some community food for thought… Here’s an urban example of co-living so you can get a feel for thecollective: their mission is “to build and activate spaces that foster human connection and enable people to lead more fulfilling lives.” A Developer: “What I’m […]
Here’s a webpage link concerning the key concept behind intentional community, and what the “co-” part of co-housing is all about. As the linked website supports start-up projects, is continually updated with the growing experience of its supporters, and given that the r-word is actually a verb —active like “connection” and “involvement”— it’s useful to […]
In a monthly info blog we get, I read a great piece on examples of rural village development. Development of this kind is a complex juggling act of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ investments in both learning and activity: really, it stands or falls with whether we truly believe in our own communities today. It is heartening […]
Why we need community: it helps us LIVE change, rather than just react.
On the 21st of September 2019 European transformational communities will again be celebrating their practical sustainability solutions. Also on that date for the first time, American sustainable communities will do the same. Local, citizen or community-led initiatives (like those of the Findhorn Ecovillage) are adding up to something incredibly big and impactful, registering on the […]