Deliberative Democracy: The Waldenia Model

The purpose of this text is to give a brief and accessible overview of how deliberative democracy can work at its full potential. This requires a specific formula, a way of designing a democratic system, which in this case is the Waldenia Model. At the heart of this model are citizens’ assemblies.

Refugio Tinti: Reflections of Nature’s Design

Apart from being a wildlife sanctuary and a permacultural model farm, the Refugio is an education and consultation center for reforestation practices and regenerative agriculture. 

Love Notes

We approach love only in its shallows, wading like toddlers who have not learned to swim but yet have discovered that the body can not breathe underwater. There are always children who have not yet learned to shun the waters…

What Could Possibly Go Right?: Episode 66 Tami Simon

Tami Simon hosts the popular Sounds True podcast, Insights at the Edge, which has been downloaded more than 20 million times. With its guiding principle “to disseminate spiritual wisdom”, Sounds True has grown into a multimedia publisher that has produced over 6,000 titles. She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?”

A New Vision for Economic Ecosystems: Interview with Dave Kresta (Part 2)

If you follow those steps, find a group of people, start dreaming together, start educating yourselves, start listening and identifying gaps in the community and assets in the community, then I think you’re at that point where you can actually start thinking seriously about, “Okay, which of these Community Economic Development toolkit strategies do we want to take on first?”