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Beautiful Money — Salt Spring Island’s Community Currency (313)

An island near Vancouver, B.C. has designed its own form of currency. Salt Spring Island's paper dollars and coins look and feel beautiful. For the Island’s tourists, they’re genuine souvenirs. Michael Contardi, President of the Salt Spring Island Monetary Foundation, … [More]

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Savoring the Peak Moments of Our Lives

I was recently interviewed by Carolyn Baker for her "New Lifeboat Hour" podcast, to which she gave the delicious title above (thank you Carolyn!!) Carolyn is the author of numerous books, including Navigating the Coming Collapse, and Dark Gold: The Human Shadow and the … [More...]

Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan generously hosted us and our mobile studio in their driveway

A “New Tribe Training” Transforms Our Lives

What would it be like to be part of a group of deep friends who live nearby — people committed to being there for one another come what may, building intimacy and trust over the years? Having a community of friends who live in their own homes but are committed to staying in … [More...]

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Tour Salt Spring Island’s Local Meat Processing Facility (311)

(No animals or meat products are portrayed in this program). When new regulations required Salt Spring Island's meat producers to take their animals off-island for processing, local production … [More]

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Seeds for Our Future — How Shall We Feed Ourselves? (310)

"We've alienated ourselves so much from nature that our whole way of producing food is by trying to dominate nature. We're not really connected." Dan Jason, owner of Salt Spring Seeds (B.C.), points … [More]

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Longing to Belong: Looking for Your Tribe? part 2 (309)

Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan, co-authors of We Need Each Other: Building Gift Community, modeled the tribe-forming process on fraternal lodges like Elk and Oddfellows. It begins with a champion, one or … [More]

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Longing to Belong: Looking for Your Tribe? part 1 (308)

"If you look at our DNA, we're meant to be connected…. You can take people out of the tribe, but you can't take the tribe out of the people." Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan share a model for community … [More]