Produced circa 2004 by Jacqueline Froelich; Hosted by Pete Hartman.
“The bioregional perspective recreates a widely-shared sense of regional identity founded upon a renewed critical awareness of and respect for the integrity of our ecological communities.” – Bioregional movement “Welcome Home” statement
Many thanks to Caryn Miraim-Godlberg & Ken Lassman, Peter Berg & Judy Goldhaft, David Haenke, Stephanie Mills, Alberto Ruz, Ana Diaz, Tad Montgomery, Chris Hill, Michael Carr, John Diamante, Michael Dowd, Micah Rolfs, as well as Stan Slaughter, Carlos Gomez, Caroline Estes, Chris Lowry and Rael Basson. Special thanks to David Whitaker at KPOO Radio in San Francisco
This documentary is dedicated to Barbara Harmony.
audio documentary copyright Jacqueline Froelich, producer: KUAF National Public Radio 91.3 FM www.kuaf.com 9S School Street/ 1 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 479-575-6408 Email: Froelich@uark.edu
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From Resentment to Gratitude: how the bioregional movement changed me by Barbara Harmony
by Gene Marshall
“When we gather for a week …we propose to form ourselves in an exemplary life together, the sort of life we would wish for the whole Earth in the centuries to come. Some Native American peoples have set up what they called “ceremonial villages,” villages not meant to be lived in permanently, but set up temporarily for nurture, educational, and motivational purposes. This is a good image for what we intend to be in our seven-day encampments. We are something more than a conference of educational intent,something more than a congress or a council for political decision-making, something more than gathering for cultural experimentation. We are all those elements and more. We boldly wish to be a village of the 21st century social life we espouse. It is as if we have been sent back to this decade from some future time. We are attempting to live now, in spite of all our imperfections, the social life toward which we wish to move,” from pg. 2 of the manual.