Action Removes Doubt: A Drive Towards Community Health in Allen County Kansas —by David Toland

Now, the voices that dominate in Allen County are the voices of action. Voices of progress. Voices that say “HOW should we do this?” instead of “WHY should we do this?” The negativity does not go unchallenged.

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Using Art to Facilitate Social Cohesion in the North Fork Valley of Colorado —by Deirdre Morrison

Can art remind us there is a place for everyone, for all voices? Can art be a tool that helps demonstrate the ways in which we are intrinsically connected to each other and the natural world? Can art bring us together so that we might jointly create our sense of place? This summer in Paonia, we will take steps to find out.

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How to Build a Village From the Ground Up — Right Where You Live, Right Now -by Liz Rog

How do we begin to dismantle the illusion of independence and to shine the light on all that we have to offer to each other, all that we need from each other, all the things that we can only do if we are together?

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Finnriver Farm & Cidery Update — A model of social, economic and environmental resilience

Approaching land, animals and humans with creativity and a collaborative spirit, the Finnriver team continues to use their tiny corner in western Washington to generate a new paradigm of social, economic, and environmental resilience for the future.

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Overcoming the Urban-Rural Chasm, for Everybody’s Sake —by Anthony Flaccavento

[I]t begins by finding practical ways to create healthy synergies between cities and the countryside, and by pursuing economic and ecological policies that don’t perpetuate unhealthy mutual dependency.

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