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Clifford M.

Location:

Austin, TX

Member since:

January 23, 2009

The word "community" has become a buzz word that has many possible meanings. What is your definition of community?

Community living that is a positive influence for personal growth is my primary goal/intention. I am eager to meet others that share that intention.

What interests you about community living and/or what has your experience been with it?

Intentional community living has been great for me. I lived and worked over a year at an ashram/retreat center growing culinary herbs and meditating (late 1980's). I enjoy learning new skills and teamwork.

Do you posess any skills or expertise that you might want to share with the group?

I have studied consensus decision making, meeting facilitation, and conflict resolution. I have taken two permaculture design Basics courses and a permaculture eco-village design course. I am helping provide technical services to cohousing and co-op efforts nationally through PFAC www.affordablecohousing.org

Introduction

I met Rigel when he visited at a meeting of Austin Cohousing (that was years ago!) and our projects share so many characteristics that I want to learn more about what is happening at AustinCommunityLivin­g.

What Clifford M. is saying about this Meetup Group

You should join if you want to learn about establishing intentional community, network with folks living in or establishing intentional communities, or invest your time, energy, and money in founding intentional community. As guest speaker, I appreciated the questions and the interest that the attendees showed. My sense is that it was a diverse group with varied intentional community dreams and varied abilities to work at establishing and living in new or existing communities. I want to stay involved and see if the group evolves into an ongoing networking group or into planning specific community(ies).


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