Here are some people, organizations, and pages we think you should know about:

• Fellowship for Intentional Community – This is an international organization of intentional communities. It is a great resource for learning about community living and the range of possible community styles.

• Friends of the Mark West Watershed – We are so pleased and proud that Monan’s Rill members form a core part of this dynamic local watershed protection and advocacy organization. FMWW has helped us learn about our aquifers, wildlife ecology, and relationship with fire.

• Biodynamic Association – Thea Maria Carlson, one of our members, is the former Executive Director of the Biodynamic Association, committed to awakening and enlivening co-creative relationships between humans and the earth. She has had a huge impact on our garden, and we are grateful for this richness and devotion.

• Still Life, Turning Planet – This is a blog authored by Amy Elizabeth Robinson, one of our members. It explores history, writing, social change, feminism, earth-dwelling, and also Zen.

• Rites of Passage – Rites of Passage is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reintroduce meaningful rites of passage for people of the modern world, so that they may be able to mark and celebrate important life transitions with courage, strength and wisdom. For over 35 years we have guided adults and youth from a wide variety of backgrounds, occupations and countries on Vision Quests, retreats, and training
programs.  Our work is both educational and experiential. We offer a range of modern and ancient tools to participants, with a focus on learning about oneself and one’s gifts in the context of the natural world. This work resonates with people in diverse life situations: young people entering adulthood, adults seeking meaning and wholeness, and anyone longing for a deeper sense of purpose in their personal or professional lives. – Mike

• European-American Collaborative Challenging Whiteness – The European-American Collaborative Challenging Whiteness (ECCW) engages in research and learning about White Supremacist Consciousness and White identity to develop our understanding about what it means to be a member of the dominating group in society and to translate our growing understanding and expanded awareness into new behavior and action for social change

• Consensus Classrooom This is a non-profit organization that supports the idea of using consensus decision making in classrooms. Posted at this site is a full copy of Linda’s book: Consensus In The Classroom.