Creating a Life Together

Creating a Life Together

Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities

By Diana Leafe Christian; Patch Adams (Foreword by)

New Society Publishers, Paperback, 9780865714717, 272pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2003


"Creating a Life Together "is the only resource available that provides step-by-step practical information distilled from numerous firsthand sources on how to establish an intentional community. It deals in depth with structural, interpersonal and leadership issues, decision-making methods, vision statements, and the development of a legal structure, as well as profiling well-established model communities. This exhaustive guide includes excellent sample documents among its wealth of resources.

Diana Leafe Christian is the editor of "Communities "magazine and has contributed to "Body & Soul, Yoga Journal," and "Shaman's Drum," among others. She is a popular public speaker and workshop leader on forming intentional communities, and has been interviewed about the subject on NPR. She is a member of an intentional community in North Carolina.

About the Author
Christian is a popular public speaker and workshop leader.

Patch Adams, M.D., is a social revolutionary and one-man show who believes in "horse and buggy" medicine and never charges his patients a cent! In 1971, the author and a few of his colleagues founded the Gesundheit institute in Northern Virginia. During the next twelve years, they operated a home-based family medical practice and managed to treat more than 15,000 people without payment, malpractice insurance, or formal facilities. Patch Adams continues on his life mission to achieve the goal of building a fully functioning, free health care center.