Sepp Hasslberger: Urban Farming in Kansas

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Is Urban Farming taking off? Here’s a documentary about the Urban Farming Guys in Kansas City… 

Check Out What the Urban Farming Guys Have Been Doing the Last 3 Years. You’re Gonna Be Amazed.

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Jan 22

Jim Rough: To Facilitate a National Conversation

Jim Rough

Jim Rough

Since 1993 we’ve been experimenting with a strategy for convening this kind of large-­‐system conversation and we are excited at how well our approach is working, and the prospect for how it can work at the national and global levels. Our approach is different than the one described in the Project paper, however. And it’s different from “Deliberative Democracy” approaches in general because it aims for a creative conversation, rather than one that is deliberative. This requires a different set of facilitation skills and understandings about group process.

PDF (7 Pages): To Facilitate a National Conversation

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Jan 16

Michel Bauwens: #Occupy Role of Power in a P2P Open Source Economy

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

2012, trending again.

The role of power relations in a p2p economy

The #occupy movement, which is a surface manifestation of a deeper Multitude movement, is in fact a refutation of power. Not only of the “power in place”, i.e. big banks, governments, etc. but of what we call “instituted power”, the kind of power your boss has over you. The consensus decision making process, a form of direct democracy that has been adopted by the #occupy movement, is the most obvious affirmation of this refutation of instituted power relations, which until now has been seen as a necessary structuring mechanisms of society.  Read full article.

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Jan 10

Global Ecovillage Network Updates

logo ecovillageGEN International Newsletter January 2015

Ecovillage Transition Strategies for Whole Systems Change

GEN has grown and evolved over the years. From more isolated ‘islands in the green’, ecovillages have transformed into highly vibrant and interconnected hubs and inspiring living and learning centers for high quality, low impact lifestyles. More and more, politicians are starting to appreciate the impact ecovillages have on their regions. More and more, ecovillages are recognised as participatory, community-based responses to our realities, e.g. climate change, loss of bio diversity or lack of social cohesion. Read PDF Newsletter.
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Jan 9