Resilient communities are interdependent in ways that help them withstand dramatic shifts due to climate change and economic instability. Community Solutions’ founder, Arthur Morgan, saw the small community as both the seedbed of virtues and an antidote to the ills of globalization. With Morgan's inspiration, beginning in 1940, Community Solutions helped spearhead experimentation in land trusts, intentional communities, cooperatives and local currencies. Community remains at the core of educational initiatives and Yellow Springs projects supported by Community Solutions.
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Arthur Morgan saw the small community as the seedbed of democracy. Read more about his philosophy of community.
Shares how Cleveland's housing crisis has led to the spread of urban farming. Learn more.
Real education consists in drawing out the best of yourself.
What better book can there be than the book of humanity?
Antioch student, Leah Newton, shares her story of growing up inside a co-housing village of 75 people.
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Our film shows how Cuban communities pulled together, created solutions, and ultimately thrived after the collapse of cheap oil.
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A River Story was born in the community-building work of the Antioch College Environmental Field Program in the summer of 2001. Its focus was on environmen- tal justice. Ten of us—the two of us recent Antioch graduates, the others current Antioch students—traveled together down the valleys of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, visiting communities that have been devas- tated by environmental destruction. People of these communities are fighting brave grassroots battles to save their lives, their health, their land, their water, their sense of place and their sense of justice.
In this manual for human survival, Arthur E. Morgan offers a solution: peaceful existence in the small, primary community where, more easily than anywhere else, people can find a way to live well.
The Vale is an intentional community located just south of the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, on approximately 45 acres of land. Learn more here.
What are they? Where are they? Learn about the features of small, local communities. Read stories of small, local communities past and present here.