Potluck & Discussion - What if we considered Asheville our Intent'l Community?

  • March 23, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • Lotus Lodge Community & Learning Center

So many people want to live in an intentional community where they know everyone, where they are empowered within a governance structure, where they grow their own healthy food, raise and educate their children in interesting ways (vs in big-box schools where everything is standardized). We all want places where everyone is cared for at all stages of life and all areas of the land are  thoughtfully tended. But how many can afford to buy land and build new? 

What if we considered all of Asheville to be our "intentional" community? In other words, what would it look like if we all felt empowered enough to make our town be a place where everyone thrived - kids, elders and all ages  collaborating for life-long learning, support and resources. Would there be structural changes downtown? In the neighborhoods? How would transit be accomplished? Are there collective ways of achieving sustainability?

If it's important to change our lifestyle for our future - as we've said for decades, then we need to include the bulk of people within existing neighborhoods and existing housing stock; we need to use existing infrastructures - though certainly changes can be made. And we need to get really creative - together.

After a short presentation, this will be a facilitated conversation to see what we all come up with! Please bring your curiosity, ideas and some food and drink to share!

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  • Gaya E.

    I'd say it was quite a success. About 20 people shared great food and a lively conversation that lasted until after 10pm for some! We showed 2 short films (5.5 & 9 min respectively) and I promised to post the links. They are about how we as a community can transform our city and our future by living more intentionally. For those of you who view/ed these, please post some of your thoughts. Here are the links:

    Share Spray: A New Way To Do Everything https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U31BKGEZvBs
    The Story of Solutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk

    Hope to see you next month, on Sunday the 27th.
    May our live's continue to be filled with inspiration, meaningful connections and many blessings!

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Gaya E.

    Hi all, I've talked with at least 3 people who said they are coming tonight but haven't rsvp'd. Anyone know how I can rsvp for them?

    March 23, 2014

  • Cynthia S.

    Really sorry to miss this again this month. I have three events back to back on Sunday. I'm sure it will be a lively, stimulating conversation!

    March 21, 2014

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