Raising children in egalitarian communities: An inspiration

This article is about the impact of raising children in egalitarian communities. Free play in nature is important for children. I interviewed dozens of members of two egalitarian communities, rural Acorn community in Virginia, US (30 adults and one child at the time of research in 2014) and suburban Kummune Niederkaufungen near to Kassel in Germany […]

Egalitarian alternative to the US mainstream: Study of Acorn community in Virginia, US

This article was originally published on Bronislaw Magazine, under a Creative Commons License.  Acorn community is composed of 30 adults running an enterprise and sharing land and income. This essay describes the personal experience of living in this commune that wants to change the basic tenets of capitalist economic system and work organization. “Relationship represents […]

Hearts & Minds: Sharing as a Mental Health Intervention

Sharing and collaboration opens up incredible opportunities for strengthening individual and community resilience. Those participating in or monitoring sharing activity know this, usually anecdotally. But what if we could measure the benefits to people and societies? One of the biggest challenges for many societies in the 21st century is mental health. In addition to the […]

The Truth About Global Sharing Day

Editor’s note: Benita Matofska, founder and chief sharer of The People Who Share, writes about how Global Sharing Day got started. This article was first published by Shareable in March 2014. For further reading, check out Benita’s article What is the Sharing Economy? It all started on a rainy day in Brighton, UK, back in May 2012. I […]

Local Spotlight: Reading, PA, US

This is part of an ongoing series featuring ways in which Post Growth is already in action. The purpose of this series is to inspire ideas about how to engage intentionally in our communities. Please visit our Post Growth in Action web page for more.  Reading, Pennsylvania I am constantly on the lookout for initiatives around the globe that exemplify […]

How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive

This article was originally published in YES! Magazine on 13 January, 2014 Bob Fedyski was adamant: his friend, Chef Matt Rapposelli, needed to check out the Chesterhill Produce Auction. But for a while, Rapposelli stalled: he didn’t believe an auction in rural, Appalachian Ohio could provide nearly enough produce for his needs—after all, as executive […]

What We’re Reading, Doing and Spotlighting: The 10% Club

Being the season of giving we thought combine this month’s “What we’re reading and watching” with our usual “local spotlight” and explore how one book caused a group of friends to think of giving in a different way. On your way to work, you pass a small pond. On hot days, children sometimes play in […]