For fifteen years, Michelle Strutzenberger worked as a Generative Journalist and Newsroom Chair with Axiom News. While working full time, Michelle began writing children’s novels. Her latest book, The Secret Talent Shop of Pineapple River, is about the adventure of discovering and lifting up neighbourhood gifts. The book is very much inspired by the spirit and intention of asset-based community development, the work of Peter Block and John McKnight of Abundant Community in creating abundant communities and the worldview and practice of Appreciative Inquiry.
Restore Commons is a collection of compelling ideas and activism whose intent is to open our thinking about: alternative economy, alternative journalism, architecture and space that connect us, and active and missional faith communities ~ all essentials in reclaiming the common good.… read more »
Cincinnati group steps to edge of practicing radical Old Testament teaching on debt forgiveness.… read more »
John's recent conversation with New Vision Renewable Energy's Ruston Seaman led to a reflection on meeting Edgar Cahn for the first time and seeing how timebanking provides a structure for mobilizing people to use their assets and gifts for the common, local good.… read more »
Cincinnati one of several places reclaiming their economies through neighbourhood economics.… read more »
In Calgary, Alberta, Amber Cannon and Rowena Saballo have a new passion for life and a friendlier, safer community.… read more »
Alisdair Smith shows what's possible when people get knee to knee and focus on what each has to bring and wants to do to help co-shape their neighborhood's future.… read more »
Ian Edwards discovers how three-person conversations can open space for creativity, build trusting relationships and counter the divisiveness we see every day.… read more »