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Diana Leaf Christian talks about intentional communities
Date Monday August 29
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Mural Room
Alameda Point Collaborative
677 W. Ranger Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorDoug Biggs
What works and what doesn't work in forming Intentional Communities and EcoVillages? Diana Leafe Christain, author of "Creating a Life Together, Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities", will do a lecture and slide show on Monday August 29th, 7-9pm at the Alameda Point Collaborative Mural Room, about the process of forming these kinds of new communities. Gleaned from dozens of successful communities in North America, she shares the nuts and bolts of beginning one and how to avoid fatal mistakes that cause these kind of communities to fail.

An intentional community is a group of people who have chosen to live with or near enough to each other to carry out their shared lifestyle or common purpose together. Ecovillages are intentional communities that aspire to create a more humane and sustainable way of life. Typically, an ecovillage builds ecologically sustainable housing, grows much of it’s own food, recycles waste products harmlessly and generates it’s own off-grid power.

Diana Leafe Christian is the editor of Communities Magazine (, the Fellowship for Intentional Community’s quarterly national publication about intentional communities in North America, since 1993. For the past six years she has led workshops on the practical steps to form intentional communities. She has been interviewed by NPR and the BBC about intentional communities. Her articles on Ecovillages, financial and legal aspects of communities, children in community and communication and group process issues in community have appeared in publications ranging from Mother Earth News to the Permaculture Activist, and Canada’s Time Magazine. She presently lives in the Earthhaven Ecovillage in North Carolina.
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