...living in community is a political act.
It's an attempt to integrate one's values into
everyday life. At my community we pay close
attention to where our food comes from (we grow
about 80% of what we eat) and where our waste
goes (we have a commitment to not export
garbage; what we can't recycle, we landfill on
our own land, so we can face the consequences of
has been living in the fire of intentional community
since 1974. Involved with the
Fellowship for Intentional Community from its
inception in 1986, Laird continues today through his
work as a consultant to share the wisdom learned
from intentional community with groups and
individuals across North America. His "reflections"
are taken from his remarks at Second Journey's May