Communifyer for life!

I love organizing participatory events where useful knowledge and skills can be exchanged, and synergies across people and groups can flow.  I look to grow the spirit of cooperative culture.  

I can convene sessions on: 

Affordable cohousing, strategies for success

Communities development 101;  the streamlined model

Building the sense of community: a pattern language and the abc's for good gatherings

Strong Suit - games for community 


  • rsvped for GENNA Alliance CoLab via 2018-08-11 20:14:05 -0700

    GENNA Alliance CoLab

    FIC meetings and ArcoSanti space

    Join leaders in the regenerative communities movement for a unique 3-day retreat at the stunning Arcosanti urban laboratory in Arizona. Following the Arcosanti Convergence, this gathering is designed for organizations working at the intersection of sustainability and community. A series of Open Space sessions will guide us into project-focused working groups. Individuals, communities, and organizations wishing to become partners in GENNA Alliance are encouraged to attend. Together we can synergize our efforts for a thriving network!

    >>> Register here! <<<  (You will be redirected to NuMundo to book your tickets)

    “We envision a world of interdependent cooperative communities stewarding the conditions of regeneration, justice, peace and abundance, in order to realize the full potential of flourishing for all life, for all generations to come.”

    GENNA Alliance is a collaborative platform for organizations and individuals serving the regenerative communities network within North America. Initial partner organizations include: Global Ecovillage Network, Fellowship for Intentional Community, NuMundo, VillageLab, GEN-US, and NextGENNA. Representatives from these organizations will be present at the CoLab.

    Current initiatives within the Alliance include:

    • Data sharing
    • Consultancy program
    • Cross-promotion
    • Event organizing
    • Internships
    • Collaborative fundraising

    CoLab Event Highlights:

    • Networking opportunities with sustainability thought-leaders
    • Workshops on project development and capacity building
    • Open space sessions to generate ideas and collaborate
    • Opportunities to onboard to GENNA Alliance

    Event Logistics:

    Participants are encouraged to arrive at Arcosanti by the evening of October 8th and depart the morning of October 12th. If you would like to attend the Arcosanti Convergence from October 5-8, a combined Convergence and CoLab ticket (10% discount) can be purchased here:

    The closest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and there is this regular shuttle from the airport to near Arcosanti ($30 each way). For logistical questions, please contact

    CoLab Costs:

    • Camping + meals for 4 nights: $240 early-bird ($275 after August 22nd)
    • Shared room + meals for 4 nights: $320 early-bird ($375 after August 22nd)
    • Private room + meals for 4 nights: $410 early-bird ($475 after August 22nd)
    • 10% discount for combined Convergence and CoLab Tickets


    Thanks to the support of the Gaia Trust Foundation, we are able to offer scholarships to attend the GENNA CoLab. Priority will be given to organizations already part of GENNA Alliance, and next to organizations considering joining. Please complete this application form by September 1st to be considered for a scholarship.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!


    October 08, 2018 at 12pm - October 13, 2018 at 12pm
    13555 S Cross L Rd
    Mayer, AZ 86333
    United States
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Army brat, moved every 2 years until I was 21, when I moved into 163 Prospect Street, Providence, RI. I became a we, with six folks who I sitll count as friends. I ended up committed to the world of community, what is it? where is it? How do we create it