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Diana Leafe Christian

Earthaven Experience Programs Faculty

Diana is author of Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities, about forming successful communities and ecovillages, and Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community, and was editor of Communities magazine for 14 years. She speaks at conferences, offers consultations, and leads webinars and workshops internationally on starting successful new intentional communities, how existing communities can resolve conflicts and become more healthy and thriving, and sociocracy, a self-governance and decision-making method she finds especially effective for communities. She contributed chapters to two Gaia Education books: Beyond You and Me: Inspirations and Wisdom for Building Community, and Gaian Economics: Living Well Within Planetary Limits. In 2017, Diana received the Foundation for Intentional Community’s (FIC) Geoph Kozeny Award, commemorating her contributions to the communities movement worldwide. She is a member of Earthaven Ecovillage.