THE AGRARIA BLOG

Grounded Hope Episode 1: “Regeneration” Now Available!

Community Solutions is proud to announce that the podcast series “Grounded Hope” is now available on Spotify, Google Podcast, RadioPublic, and more! Grounded Hope Episode 1: Regeneration is NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 1: REGENERATION Episode Description: Regenerative Agriculture was the number one food trend in 2020 – with companies from General Mills Foods to the Patagonia clothing company turning to regenerative farming practices in their businesses. 2021 marks the start of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration and in this episode, we take a look at how an organization is using regenerative practices to transform a

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Freefalling into the Future

“We’re in a freefall into future. We don’t know where we’re going. Things are changing so fast, and always when you’re going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. And all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It’s a very interesting shift of perspective and that’s all it is… joyful participation in the sorrows and everything changes.” —Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell’s classic work The Hero With a Thousand Faces was published seven decades ago, but like the mythical structures the book explores, his writing is ever fresh

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Archival Reflection: The Community of the Future

Community Service, which became The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions in 2009, was founded in 1940 by Arthur Morgan. November 14th, 2020 marks our 80th anniversary! As part of our celebration of our 80th anniversary, we’ll be posting 7 archival reflections, as well as our vision for the future. This is the seventh post in this series. For 80 years, The Arthur Morgan Institute has been providing educational and on-the-ground resources for communities. From Arthur Morgan’s extensive writings; through our Communities Course; through Pat Murphy’s Plan C and New Solutions Reports; and through our work in Yellow Springs and

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Archival Reflection: Peak oil activists gather, plan for hard times, will lead the way

Community Service, which became The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions in 2009, was founded in 1940 by Arthur Morgan. November 14th, 2020 marks our 80th anniversary! As part of our celebration of our 80th anniversary, we’ll be posting 7 archival reflections, as well as our vision for the future. This is the sixth post in this series. Conferences have been signature events for Community Solutions since our founding in 1940.  Over 100 conferences and workshops have been held in the last 80 years, with themes that resonate across time. In 1978, the organization hosted Building Community Where You Are, and in 1989, Building

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Authentic Child-led Discovery and the Coyote Method of Mentorship

On a beautiful September morning where the sun has yet to reach the floor of the reforestation area on Agraria’s main campus, 4 young children and their parents met. Our first program since COVID-19 changed our social interactions brought eager anticipation from children, parents and educators alike. While adults met and discussed the agenda for the day, the children were tasked with finding a hidden treasure among the maze of native trees and wildflowers. New trees were marked with stakes and bright pink flags, neon and bright in the shade we still found ourselves in. A shell was found and

Read More »

Grounded Hope Episode 1: “Regeneration” Now Available!

Community Solutions is proud to announce that the podcast series “Grounded Hope” is now available on Spotify, Google Podcast, RadioPublic, and more! Grounded Hope Episode 1: Regeneration is NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 1: REGENERATION Episode Description: Regenerative Agriculture was the number one food trend in 2020 – with companies from General Mills Foods to the Patagonia clothing company turning to regenerative farming practices in their businesses. 2021 marks the start of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration and in this episode, we take a look at how an organization is using regenerative practices to transform a

Read More »

Freefalling into the Future

“We’re in a freefall into future. We don’t know where we’re going. Things are changing so fast, and always when you’re going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. And all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It’s a very interesting shift of perspective and that’s all it is… joyful participation in the sorrows and everything changes.” —Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell’s classic work The Hero With a Thousand Faces was published seven decades ago, but like the mythical structures the book explores, his writing is ever fresh

Read More »

Archival Reflection: The Community of the Future

Community Service, which became The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions in 2009, was founded in 1940 by Arthur Morgan. November 14th, 2020 marks our 80th anniversary! As part of our celebration of our 80th anniversary, we’ll be posting 7 archival reflections, as well as our vision for the future. This is the seventh post in this series. For 80 years, The Arthur Morgan Institute has been providing educational and on-the-ground resources for communities. From Arthur Morgan’s extensive writings; through our Communities Course; through Pat Murphy’s Plan C and New Solutions Reports; and through our work in Yellow Springs and

Read More »

Archival Reflection: Peak oil activists gather, plan for hard times, will lead the way

Community Service, which became The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions in 2009, was founded in 1940 by Arthur Morgan. November 14th, 2020 marks our 80th anniversary! As part of our celebration of our 80th anniversary, we’ll be posting 7 archival reflections, as well as our vision for the future. This is the sixth post in this series. Conferences have been signature events for Community Solutions since our founding in 1940.  Over 100 conferences and workshops have been held in the last 80 years, with themes that resonate across time. In 1978, the organization hosted Building Community Where You Are, and in 1989, Building

Read More »

Authentic Child-led Discovery and the Coyote Method of Mentorship

On a beautiful September morning where the sun has yet to reach the floor of the reforestation area on Agraria’s main campus, 4 young children and their parents met. Our first program since COVID-19 changed our social interactions brought eager anticipation from children, parents and educators alike. While adults met and discussed the agenda for the day, the children were tasked with finding a hidden treasure among the maze of native trees and wildflowers. New trees were marked with stakes and bright pink flags, neon and bright in the shade we still found ourselves in. A shell was found and

Read More »