Expert advice from five community process and communication consultants.
Communities magazine asks interns, work exchangers, and residential course participants what they think of us. Do our programs deliver what our websites promise? Are they comfortably housed and fed? Do we treat them well?
Jules Pelican of OAEC in northern California examines the mutual influence of interns and community members. Is it painful to invest emotional energy in people who will soon leave? Does living in community, even temporarily, nevertheless benefit people?
Natural building teacher Mark Mazziotti looks at how what could have been a stellar intern program went awry.
Also in This Issue (Print Version Only)
· PUBLISHER'S NOTE: THE MARRIAGE OF MARRIAGE AND COMMUNITY: My Labyrinthine Path to the Altar
· FELLOWSHIP NEWS: REMEMBERING EILEEN CADDY
· ECOVILLAGE LIVING: PRIMITIVE LIFE, CITY LIVING
· SEEKING COMMUNITY: A COMMUNITY THAT CHERISHES YOU
Community visitor Chris McClellan arrived in time to witness kindly support for a member in need that underscores why so many of us seek this more caring way of life.
· FOUNDING COMMUNITY: I SLEPT AND DREAMT THAT LIFE WAS JOY
After 20 years of offering free hospice care and other kinds of local service programs, members of the award-winning Center for Purposeful Living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina began their own residential intentional community.
· COMMUNITY WHERE YOU ARE: WISE CIRCLES: Nonresidential Communities of Support for Women
A small group of women friends in northern California created an informal community of support for their later years--and so can you.
· WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD
· IS HOSTING WORK EXCHANGERS WORTH IT?
After learning what works and what doesn't work in hosting a labor-trade program, La'akea community in Hawai'i concludes the rewards far outweigh the challenges.
· HOW I LEARNED TO HUG A WINDMILL
College senior Sarah Steinberg offers and inside look at 14 unforgettable weeks of the Findhorn Community Semester.
· REVIEWS: The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook; Ecovillages; The Five Steps to Creating Connection
· PERIPATETIC COMMUNITARIAN: INTERNS AND INTIMACY