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Seattle Education Session: Radically Affordable Housing

July 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us for our monthly speaker session!

What insight might social permaculture provide in addressing the housing affordability crisis? Furthermore, why were our ancestral communities not known for high rates of chronic disease, depression, loneliness, suicide, mass killings, and the damaging effects of today’s obscenely high rates of inequality? Is there a better way?

This month you’ll learn about:

  • Social Permaculture: interdependence + community + housing
  • Intentional Communitieswhat it is + why it works + nuts and bolts
  • ResourcesIntentional Communities (ICs) + local ICs + where to start

This session will be great for (1) those aspiring to live in otherwise non-affordable housing, (2) community builders, (3) housing advocates, (4) developers, (5) builders & architects, (6) policy makers, and (7) anyone interested in the local housing market and the growing movement of intentional communities.

** Location is at the crossroads of 23rd Ave S and S Lane St.

Join us at 6:30 for refreshments and conversation. The session will begin early at 6:45 pm


Syd Fredrickson

Past President and Vice President, and current Board member – Northwest Intentional Communities Association (NICA). NICA is based in Washington State and serves the Cascadia bioregion as a clearinghouse of knowledge and resources about Intentional Communities (ICs). It exists not only to showcase how ICs benefit members’ lives but to foster ecological, economic and social sustainability in the wider culture.



FlorianBFlorian Vecquereau

Board member of NICA, Co-founder of Earthships Seattle, and Co-Founder of Star Community, a local network of ICs. Florian is deeply involved in environmental sustainability projects including ICs, as a way to solve the systemic issues of our era.



Oz RaglandOz Ragland

Member of Songaia Cohousing. He and his family have lived at Songaia Cohousing for over a quarter century. Oz initiated and leads the Cohouseholds Project to explore shared ownership of shared households.




Paul RogersPaul Rogers

Paul is a Trainer / Consultant for Intentional Communities (ICs). ICs, like a physical engine, cannot run smoothly without lubricant. Paul’s expertise is to help inspire and instill the community’s “lubricant” via training and trouble shooting issues that hinder an IC’s smooth running and achievement of community goals. Paul and his family live in a Star Community Cohousehold.


July 24, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wood Technology Center
2310 South Lane Street
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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