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The Best of Both Worlds: The Promise of Cohousing

John de Graaf’s brilliant article THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: THE PROMISE OF COHOUSING gives us a perspective on these vital communities that not only meet our basic needs, but also allow us to thrive.  John’s article focuses on Nevada City, California architect and entrepreneur Charles Durrett, who has designed 50 cohousing communities across America. Durrett describes his product as “the best of both worlds.”  John de Graaf, who has produced dozens of award-winning documentaries for PBS, is currently directing The Best of Both Worlds, a short film about cohousing.  


August 2019 Magazine

Our featured library this month is the Doris Foley Library, a research library located in Nevada City, California. John de Graaf’s brilliant article THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: THE PROMISE OF COHOUSING gives us a perspective on these vital communities and Nevada City, California architect and entrepreneur Charles Durrett, who has designed 50 cohousing communities across America. We also commemorate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.


AND THE CHILDREN (OR YOUNG ADULTS) SHALL LEAD US

Author and filmmaker John de Graaf writes about the young people who have already moved into positions of leadership.


Beauty—The Forgotten Recipe For Happiness

The filmmaker and author John de Graaf has written a stunning feature article about Beauty—The Forgotten Recipe For Happiness. Beauty also holds a truth that is undeniable. From the splendor of nature’s mountains, fields and streams to the grandeur of architecture and modern city streets, the beauty of our surroundings possesses the power to make us happy. 


Seattle Premier of REDEFINING PROSPERITY

Tuesday, Nov 27--Seattle premier of REDEFINING PROSPERITY, a film about how the fight to save the beautiful Yuba River united polarized "hippies" and "rednecks" in Nevada City, CA. Panel and Q&A with director John de Graaf and GRIST.org CEO Brady Walkinshaw. Sponsored by Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability and GRIST.org. Hosted by And Beauty For All