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Resilience, bioregional self-reliance, common integrity

A community is a group of living things with shared features, attributes or interests, such as place, norms, religion, values, customs, or identity. The English-language word "community" derives from the Latin communitas: public spirit, common.

"A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other's lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves." ~Wendell Berry, The Long-Legged House

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” ~ Jane Howard

Community Resources

One Community

Community organization
One Community’s purpose is to help people create a better world by creating a solution model that creates solution-creating models for The Highest Good of All. One Community is creating open-source blueprints for a sustainable civilization. These plans...

Foundation for Intentional Community

Community organization
The Foundation for Intentional Community is a resource hub for the intentional communities movement, and has over 35 years of partnership with hundreds of intentional communities around the world; envisioning a just, resilient, and cooperative world where...

Ecovillage Network of the Americas

Knowledge holder
The Ecovillage Network of the Americas (ENA) ENA serves as the Western Hemisphere (North, Central and South America) representative of the Global Ecovillage Network

Dunbar's number - 150

Community idea
Dunbar's number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships—relationships in which an individual knows who each person is and how each person relates to every other person. This number...


Community website
RegeneraVida is a online platform supporting sustainable communities and regenerative lifestyles in Costa Rica. The website, created by Upward Spirals and offered in both English and Spanish, includes a directory of businesses and organizations, event...

The Commoner’s Catalog for Changemaking: Tools for the Transitions Ahead

Sustainability book
Amidst the daunting challenges of our time, there is some great news: The commons is rising. Looking beyond the market and state, commoners are applying their social imaginations and collective power to build a new world of possibilities. The emerging...

O.U.R. Ecovillage

Regional education & learning eco village
Located on 25 acres near Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE began with a vision to create a model demonstration sustainable village community rooted in social, ecological, and economic well being. O.U.R. Ecovillage is the host site for...

Sacred Garden Sanctuary

Regional community organization
Sacred Garden Sanctuary is an intentional community dedicated to sustainable farming and lifestyle.

Atlan Center

Regional community organization
Atlan provides sanctuary for the creation of sustainable culture through the holistic integration of healing, art, and design. Our village demonstrates permaculture and regenerative principles while engaging a network of resonant communities.

Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute

Regional community organization
The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain is an Earth Sanctuary and Learning Community dedicated to Healing the Human-Earth Relationship. The educational farm and regenerative sustainability learning center reside on 38 acres in the Piedmont of North Carolina.

Aldinga Arts Ecovillage

Regional community organization
The Village concept emerged from the interwoven philosophies of several distinct strands: the arts, Permaculture & environmental sustainability, and the desire to create more cohesive community. Out of this background has come the collective vision for...

Sirius Community

Regional community eco village
A community founded by former members of Findhorn Community in Scotland wishing to establish a similar community in their American homeland.

Earthen Heart

Regional community eco village
Earthen Heart is a Permacultural Community Homestead that has been shifting a 20 acre parcel single family rural farm home towards a collective eco-habitat guided by permaculture principles.

Alderleaf Farm and Wilderness College

Regional community organization
A wilderness survival school, permaculture training and outdoor education center. Alderleaf offers courses on wilderness survival, wild edible & medicinal plants, permaculture, wildlife tracking, naturalist skills, and outdoor education in the Pacific...

Cite Ecologique of New Hampshire

Regional community eco village
Intentional community

Port Townsend EcoVillage

Regional community eco village
Port Townsend EcoVillage is a community of people living in harmony with each other and the earth.

Clearwater Commons

Regional community eco village
The Clearwater Commons is an intentional, ecologically-responsible residential community. The physical design of the community represents the underlying values of community and low-impact development. Pedestrian walkways, community gardens, benches, shared...


Regional community organization
LeCase is both an English acronym and an Italian word that means

Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage

Regional community eco village
An intentional, collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation. A significant portion of the property set aside for agricultural purposes and an on-site CSA, the Little River Farm. These super-insulated houses...

Glen Valley Organic Farm

Regional community organization
The Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-operative (GVOFC) is a community of individuals who have come together with the goal of sharing, owning and operating Glen Valley Organic Farm. The Co-operative uses a consensus model of decision-making, ensuring that all...

IDEAL Society

Regional community organization
Shared collective life in the beautiful mountains of southeastern British Columbia forms an experimental framework and environment in which to grow in harmony with nature, while contributing to the well-being of the group and larger community in a spirit...

WildCraft Ecovillage

Regional community eco village
A unique experimental, off-grid Intentional Community that is based on the principles of Permaculture, Sustainable Concepts, and healthy Intentional Community Design.

Earth Mountain Edcuation Farm

Regional community eco village
Sustainable community eco village in Weston, United States.

Coastal Roots Farm

Regional community organization
Coastal Roots Farm cultivates healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.

Heathcote Community

Regional community organization
An intentional community nestled in a narrow wooded stream valley on 44 acres of land that is part of the School of Living community land trust.

Quaker Intentional Village - Canaan

Regional community eco village
A community of ten households and several others interested in membership, living close to the land on 135 acres of mixed woodland and pasture.


Regional community eco village
A conservation project with a mountain retreat center, cabins, RV & camping sites and an organic farm. Enota, which means "the land that nourishes" in Cherokee, is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to protecting a 60 + acre land trust.

Hickory Nut Forest Eco-Community

Regional community organization
Sustainable Living in a community of ?forever-wild ?lands, green-?solar ?homes, ?organic gardens/orchard, and renewable energy from solar and water. Nestled in the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.

The City Repair Project

Regional community organization
The City Repair Project facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking projects focused on the interconnection of human communities and the natural world by rganizating group action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to...

Canticle Farm

Regional community eco village
An urban community and non-profit organization, Canticle Farm is comprised of six adjacent houses near 36th Avenue in Oakland, California. Begun from the home of a family of Franciscan Catholics with connections to the Work That Reconnects in the tradition...

Southwest Sufi Community

Regional community eco village
NM, United States sustainable community eco village.


Regional community eco village
The Catfarm is an off-grid community and educational non-profit located on a farm near the city of Poussan in Southern France. They host international volunteers through work exchange in partnership with platforms such as Worldpackers and Global Ecovillage...

Los Angeles Eco-Village

Regional community eco village
A 30 to 40 member intentional community living in the LAEV two block neighborhood demonstrates processes for achieving lower environmental impacts while raising the quality of community life. They envision changing the way to live in the city and strive...

upland hills learning community

Regional community organization
Upland Hills School encourages children to know themselves and to connect with themselves and with their environment as responsible world citizens.

VerdEnergia Pacifica

Regional community organization
A cooperative farm formed in order to secure a healthy future for themselves and their families.

Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community

Regional community eco village
BC, Canada sustainable community eco village.

Greensong Sanctuary

Regional community eco village
BC, Canada sustainable community eco village.

EcoReality Coop

Regional community eco village
BC, Canada sustainable community eco village.

Stowe Farm Community

Regional community eco village
STOWE FARM COMMUNITY (formerly Katywil) is a multi-generational rural co-housing community in the beautiful hills of western Mass.


Regional community eco village
Co-housing sustainable community

Abundance Ecovillage

Regional community organization
The Abundance EcoVillage is a place where neighborhood design, energy, water, waste recycling, and landscaping are all designed to work in tune with nature. This means that the systems we use to obtain living necessities are both socially and environmentally...

Dry Gulch Ecovillage

Regional community eco village
CO, United States sustainable community eco village.

Cleveland EcoVillage

Regional community eco village
One of Cleveland

Aurora Dwelling Circle

Regional community organization


Regional community organization
An innovative co-housing neighbourhood architecturally-designed to encourage interactions among members and to enrich our lives with the pleasure of cooperation and friendship.

Therah Village

Local community eco village
THERAH is a Village Community sharing, stewarding and living on 160 healthy acres of forest, wetlands and gardens at the north end of Galiano Island. An Intentional community of twenty-nine shareholders, we collectively administer ourselves as a company...

Camphill Association

Local community farm
Glenora Farm a lifesharing community, where adults with developmental disabilities live, work and learn together with their caregivers.

L’Arche Comox Valley

Local community organization
L’Arche Comox Valley is a community of people with and without developmental disabilities sharing life together and celebrating the unique value of each person, revealing each other’s gifts and recognizing our need for one another. Several of...

PLACE - People Linking Art Community & Ecology

Local community organization
PLACE is a public-serving, experiential learning center to showcase and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression. Their goal is to incubate a local sustainability...

The Farm

Local community eco village
Over the last 50 years The Farm has become known for many things — natural childbirth and midwifery, healthy lifestyle, gourmet vegan cuisine, creative arts and performance, permaculture and carbon farming, advanced electronics and alternative energies,...

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