Starting and Sustaining Intentional Communities (April)

2013-04-15 11:15 am
2013-04-19 5:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Working together

Offered: April 15 - 19, 2013

Time:   Begins at 10:15 am on April 15th and ends at 4 pm on April 19th

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.  For registration information, click here.

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
  • 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.

Click here for directions.