Land Tenure & Stewardship

Earthaven is an aspiring ecovillage in a mountain forest setting near Asheville, North Carolina. We are dedicated to caring for people and the Earth by learning, living, and demonstrating a holistic, sustainable culture.

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The following is the sixth installment in Food First's Dismantling Racism in the Food System series, and is from 2017’s forthcoming book Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons.

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Professor Arun Agrawal of the University of Michigan responds to a number of questions about the importance of common pool resources, their use and their governance.

 

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This article was originally published in Critical Asian Studies on 18 August 2010, available online here.

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[Editor's note: The following is the latest backgrounder from Food First's Dismantling Racism in the Food System series. It is excerpted from a section on Black Agrarianism included in 2017’s forthcoming book Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons. GEO thanks the authors and Food First for allowing us to share their work.]

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Author Craig Willse and organizer Imani Henry discuss housing, homelessness and the role of nonprofits in change-making (or not). Plus, an exclusive report from an upstate New York farm that's feeding people while fighting the school-to-prison pipeline. All that and Laura, inspired by Detroit's teachers, wonders when we’ll be ready for a grand national sick out.

 

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The commons offers a framework and a process for effectively and equitably stewarding the resources communities need to live in dignity. If we have a collective right to a resource, we should be able to participate in decisions about that resource’s use.
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More people are choosing the cooperative model to express their entrepreneurial spirit in the Northwest. The success of a co-op depends on many people and their efforts. Keywords: resident-owned communities, manufactured homes, worker coops
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[Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in the Colombia Support Network’s fall 2014 newsletter.]

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[Editor's note: this is the third entry in a series of articles on European ecovillages by Matthew Slater.  Parts one and two looked at Spain's Lakabe and Amalurra communities.  Watch for more stories in this series as Matthew continues his tour.]

Sieben Linden (Seven Linden trees) sits amongst forests, fields and sparsley populated villages in the plains of Northern Germany.

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Last summer, I was interviewed in Vienna, Austria by “Dr. Future,” i.e. Allan Lundell and his wife, Sun Marian McNamee-Lundell. We were joined in the conversation a couple of times by Franz Nahrada, who had brought us together here in his hotel. It was quite an interesting conversation about how our economy generates scarcity and about some possible alternatives, and I am sharing the audio file with you here.

Using Co-operatives to Tame Recessions, Reduce Inequality, and Protect the Environment

A GEO Interview with E. G. Nadeau, author of The Cooperative Solution

about expanding-and-leveraging the "co-operative difference"

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Using Co-operatives to Tame Recessions, Reduce Inequality, and Protect the Environment

A GEO Interview with E. G. Nadeau, author of The Cooperative Solution

about expanding-and-leveraging the "co-operative difference"

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Permanent link to this article: http://geo.coop/node/583

By Len Krimerman, Willimantic Inter-Cooperative Zone (WICZ)

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David Roach is doing incredibly important work in Oakland with Mo' Better Food, schools, intergenerational learning, farmer's markets, and other things.  He was our incredible improvisational tour guide of Oakland.

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by the Justice, Ecology and Democracy (JED) Collective

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