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Creating a life together : practical tools to grow ecovillages and intentional communities

Author: Diana Leafe Christian
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, ©2003.
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The 1990s saw a surge of interest in community living, with thousands of people seeking communities to join and hundreds of visionary groups attempting to launch new ones. Yet only about ten percent actually succeeded. Most disbanded--often in conflict and heartbreak. This is a unique guide to launching and sustaining successful ecovillages and intentional communities--and avoiding the typical mistakes in the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Leafe Christian
ISBN: 0865714711 9780865714717
OCLC Number: 51840018
Description: xx, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : creating a life together --
--
Pt. 1. Planting the seeds of healthy community --
1. The successful ten percent --
and why ninety percent fail --
2. Your role as founder --
3. Getting off to a good start --
4. Community vision --
what it is, why you need it --
5. Creating vision documents --
6. Power, decision-making, and governance --
--
Pt. 2. Sprouting new community : techniques & tools --
7. Agreements & policies : "good documents make good friends" --
8. Making it real : establishing your legal identity --
9. The great land-buying adventure --
10. Finding the right property --
11. Neighbors and zoning --
12. Financing your property (loans you can live with) --
13. Developing sustainable human settlements --
14. Internal community finances (Can we afford to live there?) --
15. Legal entities for owning property --
16. If you're using a tax-exempt non-profit --
--
Pt. 3. Thriving in community --
enriching the soil --
17. Communication, conflict, and dealing with conflict : the heart of health community --
18. Selecting people to join you
Responsibility: Diana Leafe Christian ; foreword by Patch Adams.
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