Starting and Sustaining Intentional Communities

2014-10-27 10:00 am
2014-10-31 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Offered: October 27 - 31, 2014

Time:   Begins at 10:00am on the 27th and ends at 4:00pm on the 31st.

Instructors: Dave Henson and Adam Wolpert with guests

Cost: $675/625 if registered three weeks in advance (includes meals and lodging).  The deposit amount for this course is $200. 

OAEC Community

Do you dream of establishing a land-based intentional community or education center? This course is designed to help you actualize that dream.

Presentations and detailed hand-outs will cover topics such as visioning; how to find land and finance a purchase; the various legal forms available for holding land (limited liability company, corporation, land trust, etc.); organizing as a for-profit or a nonprofit; group decision-making process (meetings, agreements, facilitation, agenda management, conflict resolution); financial organization of your community; legal and insurance issues and costs; dealing with zoning and regulations; and long-term planning. We will also tour OAEC’s community and educational center, including our gardens, permaculture projects, natural buildings, and the community’s kitchen and food system.

Click here to view the sample syllabus or click here to download a pdf version.

For a more detailed description of our facilities, including information on what to bring, visit our Participant's Information page.

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