Open Knowledge Society

Can our societies distribute knowledge to enable healthy forms of production and consumption as a template for a decentralized and equitable post-growth economy? On Extraenvironmentalist #78 we discuss the FLOK Society Project with Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation & John Restakis, author of Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital.

Practicing Commons in Community Gardens: Urban Gardening as a Corrective for Homo Economicus

“In these times of ever more blatant marketing of public space, the aspiration to plant potatoes precisely there – and without restricting entry – is nothing less than revolutionary,” writes Sabine Rohlf in her book review of Urban Gardening.1 Indeed, we can observe the return of gardens to the city everywhere and see it as an expression of a changing relationship between the public and the private. And it is not only this dominant differentiation in modern society that is increasingly becoming blurred; the differences between nature and society as well as that between city and countryside are fading as well, at least from the perspective of urban community gardeners.