Resilient Communities have rich connections that help them to withstand dramatic shifts due to climate change and economic disruptions. Community Solutions’ founder, Arthur Morgan, saw the strong and democratic small community as both the seedbed of virtues and an antidote to the ills of globalization. Beginning in 1940, Morgan and Community Solutions’ work helped inspire experimentation in land trusts, intentional communities, cooperatives and local currencies. Community remains the core of our educational initiatives and Yellow Springs projects. Our community is our support system, our compass, and our laboratory.
Community Solution's fellow Peter Bane is writing a book about permaculture and how restoring the natural fertility of the land can increase the soil's ability to sequester carbon. Listen to a podcast featuring Peter Bane!
Heartbeat Communtiy Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture farm. Over 30 different types of vegtables are available for weekly pickup at the farm outside Yellow Springs from June through October. Heartbeat produces 10,000 pounds of food per year.
Click here for more information on Heartbeat Community Farm.
Jonna Johnson has partnered with Springfield Promise Grows to administer a garden-based after school care program. Here is a picture of Jonna and first-year Community Solutions LEAF fellow, Leah Newton, with the Hayward Middle School Garden Club, making rocket stoves.
The ability to buy and prepare food grown locally into tasty meals can be a fun way to contribute to a thriving local economy. To learn more about upcoming Local Food Group Potlucks click here.