Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Columbia Ecovillage – From Apartments to Community (part 1)



What if you could turn an apartment complex into a houseful of friends? Joe and Pam Leitch did. They purchased the apartments adjoining their farmhouse in metropolitan Portland, with the vision of creating an intentional community. While retrofitting the apartments to modernize and increase energy efficiency, they met weekly with prospective members to discuss visions and values. As Pam notes, “By the time we moved in, we were bonded…. Nobody moved in as a stranger.”  Episode 231. [columbiaecovillage.org]

Read Janaia's accompanying blog post

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Make connections via our GROUPS page.
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.


BikeSurf: Open Source Bikesharing Powered by Community

BikeSurf, a donation-based bikesharing program built on “karma, trust, …

Resilience Roundup - July 24

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the …

We’re at TTIPing point

Put bluntly, both EU and US corporate lobby groups, and their political …

The Gray Light of Morning

I try to wear my archdruid’s hat lightly in these essays, but every so …

Back to the Garden

The natural paradise that surrounds us is our true home, both physically and …

Sophy Banks on Creating a Culture of Celebration

My favourite statistic at the moment is that healthy, happy, resilient …

Two Realities

Our contemporary world is host to two coexisting but fundamentally …