Thu April 2 Ecovillages cohousing presentation
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 03:59:39 -0700 (PDT)
"Ecovillages: Where They Are, What They're Doing, Why They're
Important". Diana Leafe Christian, popular speaker on cohousing and
intentional communities and author of the book "Creating a Life Together"
will be doing a presentation and slide show on Ecovillages at Monterey
Cohousing on Thursday Evening, April 2, from 7:30 - 9:00 PM.  With over
400 photos of ecovillages worldwide, Diana shows the growth and variety of
the ecovillage movement, and describes how they are beginning to to
beneficially influence the wider culture.

RSVPs are requested, as we need to know how many guests to plan for.
Call 952-930-7554 to RSVP. For more information including directions
and parking instructions, contact Joelyn at 952-926-8554 or
Joelyn [at]

A few details from the presentation publicity when done elsewhere:
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 that use the cohousing model. And how
 ecovillages work with permaculture design, natural building,
 off-grid power, alternative technology, sustainable agriculture,
 Earth-restoration projects, international peace activism, service
 to others, local currencies, cottage industries, participatory
 decision-making, conflict resolution, and communication skills
 for bonding and connecting, and more.
 Even though it's about ecovillages, cohousers tend to like the
 presentation because it shows good ideas one can adapt to cohousing.

 Diana produces a free bimonthly newsletter called "ECOVILLAGES," and has a website at:

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