Embracing the gray can help us navigate and overcome conflict within our communities. Learn about one way to frame shared needs and interests in addressing polarizing conflicts.
Community structure can influence our ability to achieve our aspirations. We explore how barriers to personal, ecological, and social well-being affect our ability to create community and achieve our needs.
Working across social, political, and geographical boundaries to address issues can be a difficult, frustrating, and time consuming process. Community and well being are two of the ways we can foster regional collaboration.
With an increasingly mobile workforce, the quality of a place becomes an important factor in where people chose to reside. We highlight a recent article by Jeff Yost as an exploration in abundance thinking and development of community.
Action is the cure for coffee shop cancer - a form of scarcity mentality. A short presentation from David Toland highlights how one county in Kansas has shifted toward an abundance mentality.
How two simple words make a huge difference where we live - and why we should care!
Turn on the TV or radio and it’s highly likely you’ll hear a story about something that has been lost in your area – businesses, jobs, youth, young families, history, elderly residents – and so on and so forth. It can seem really bleak at times. Focusing on these bad things becomes far too […]
Understanding interactional community can help us understand how to leverage resources in our neighborhood.
As I was working on the shelves for the tool cabinet I am building today, a situation I found myself in reminded me of a conversation I had earlier in the week with a friend about certain aspects of community development - which I will come back to in a moment. One of the things … Continue reading Against the grain…
Developing community and woodworking have a lot in common... You start with a bunch of raw materials and an idea, trying to figure out what you have and what you can do. You slowly work through the parts, setting aside pieces which won’t work right now and refining the remainder so they fit together in … Continue reading Developing community and woodworking have a lot in common…