GREEN ACRES (Cicada) VILLAGE: Community Dinners Launch Again! 

Despite promise of rain and thunderstorms, we decided to take a chance and meet on the patio rather than inside. Glad we did! Rain arrived later. I spent time with a new person to join us, one who has recently … Continue reading →

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GREEN ACRES VILLAGE: We Prepare for the Return of Community Dinners!

And it’s about time! Mid-March last year, our regular Community Dinners, like clockwork every Thursday evening for years, and so, totally taken for granted, came to a sudden, grinding halt.  As did so many other social/cultural traditions and structures, both visible and invisible.

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December Finale 2020, Christmas Wish: “All I want for Christmas is . . .”

. . . not “my two front teeth.” This time it’s something more substantial, with the potential to last beyond, way beyond, my lifetime. I’d settle for this vision — and set of Jupiterian values and and Saturnine forms to reflect it — taking over this Green Acres neighborhood of 440 homes in Bloomington Indiana…

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Worlds – Inhabit: Territories || Retrofitting Communities

Retrofitting Community

Remaking life in the Midwest suburbs. We want a different life. This simple fact can get buried under the confusion of current events, a plethora of takes, or just the latest drama. So how do we create new ways of life in these times—communal, dignified, and enduring?

In this interview, we speak with Ann Kreilkamp about an experiment two decades in the making, an ever-evolving answer to the question of what truly sustains us. Reclaiming ranch houses and cultivating front yards, blurring property lines and breaking with an architecture of separation, the Green Acres Permaculture Village is an imaginative, collective re-inhabiting of the formerly private. With an accompanying photo essay by Mia Beach, we begin to see how life can already be otherwise, even in unlikely places.

Recognizing the value of viewing this experiment as a new “retrofit” template for how to live in the suburbs, via re-imagining both people and place, we began to host weekly dinners for neighbors and friends far and wide, as a way of sharing the bounty of our own social and spiritual practice of growing community from the ground up. Thanks to the collective soul-searching brought on by lockdown, we hear more and more from neighbors and others who walk by the recognition that our way of living and being in community with each other and the land is the way of the future.

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Green Acres Village News: Slow start to 2019 —

Yesterday morning, about 11 A.M, looking towards the main garden. Finally! Real WINTER! I heard that they held a Winter Solstice party here, at DeKist 2, and that it was fun. Last year’s podmate John Urban was in town for a few days, a short respite from his highly engaging New York City experience.…

By Ann Kreilkamp, via Green Acres Village News: Slow start to 2019 —