Re-taking the land for the commons, place by place


Joel Rothschild:

"As Community Land Cooperatives gain ownership of land, neighborhoods gain security as a place for community. CLC holdings won’t be sold to speculators, developers, or gentrifiers. They won’t be 'flipped,' or suddenly cost double the price. Household and business equity in the neighborhood will tend toward more equitable distribution among members, without recourse to paternalistic state or philanthropic programs, and market shocks like the Great Recession won’t periodically liquidate the neighborhood’s real estate for the easy picking of outside investors."

Joel is an ecovillage organizer with a social-change vision. He'll join us again at our February Meetup and provide information about study groups being hosted by the Ecovillagers Alliance.

Please bring something to share for our potluck luncheon.

The world needs saving, and here's a start: