Originally Posted by MsChatsAlot
Tell me more Pat. As a single, Ap/NFL, unschooling mama....I'd love to know more about what you're thinking and could certainly give you some input based on my own experience and connections with other single moms.
See, my vision incorporates community based problem solving and creating a resource for the extended community. Obviously, having multiple AP families living together necessitates Positive Intentions for conflict resolution. So, it involves: AP/NFL/LoA/CL and creating a sustainable economic resource for the small community. Having opportunities for homeschoolers to access the resources just provides future citizens another construct of "community" and "social services" beyond government dependency...
And having parenting resources such as counseling, conflict resolution, parenting classes, childcare from an AP/CL perspective...
Anyway. I need money for this venture. So, it is my intention to use funds generated from the parenting book that I am working on for this over time.
|And, btw....I've passed the Consensual Living site along to some of my instructors/classmates. I'm taking interest based conflict resolution...which is exactly the principles of consensual living. It's about finding out what's really underneath the conflict and addressing it in creative ways. Your site reads much like our course material...and as we have many parents in the classes (many of whom still contend you cannot do this with children)...I thought they might really see the value in your site.
I am delighted!! This gives me an idea for funding possibilities too. Perhaps, a scholastic grant regarding conflict resolution in a live community. We have two large Universities here. One smaller and private, and the other larger and public. I'm going to percolate some more.
As we are unschooling, I have time for sustained interests as it is mutually agreeable with ds's interests and needs. Getting the property is not hard. Having a facility which could house multiple families is another expense. My dilemma is that affordable land is farther from employment. So, it needs to be self-sustaining. Creating a community of AP/WAHM single mamas who are a support for each other and their children is my ideal. We have a lot of "healthy" focus in our community, so incorporating the NFL part is easy and marketable, imo. The "Community Farm" construct incorporates it all, as well as becoming a resource to the larger community.
I've even heard that someone purchased 60 acres locally on the outskirts of town who are intending to build (expensive) green living eco-friendly houses; but I can't find anything on-line about that. So, there are unlimited possibilities. I'm just open to it all unfolding exactly as it needs to.