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Research as Process

Posted on September 14th, 2012 by ecopraxis
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Research is a journey into “not knowing” yet still relying on your ways of knowing as a guide. What you find will never be the same as all experiences are unique but there must be some way of recognizing the pattern.  If research is a process then, how you know becomes more interesting than what you know.  Knowledge may be something you have but research, to be meaningful, must involve letting go of what it is you know to understand what it is that you don’t know.  To see what it is you don’t know may be more revealing than to note what it is you do.

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EcoPraxis works collaboratively with community-based businesses and organizations to put the vision of sustainable community economies and sustainable resource use into practice through grassroots research and community learning projects.

Community Orchard of West Seattle

Posted on July 9th, 2011 by ecopraxis
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June 9, 2011
Speech Commemorating the Opening of the Community Orchard
Thank you so much for asking me to come celebrate with you this afternoon this wonderful gifting of an orchard to your community, the college (South Seattle CC), and the city of Seattle. I confess that I often have dreams of being a West Seattleite – [...]

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Network Weaving!

Posted on March 18th, 2011 by ecopraxis
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There is growing awareness that social change happens in networks. Networks are webs of relationships and the patterns they create. A network’s pattern influences the quality of communication and the likelihood of collaboration and innovation.  Working in networks is the most powerful way to tackle challenges that are too big for any one organization.

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A Local Food Economy White Paper

Posted on October 13th, 2010 by ecopraxis
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This white paper makes the case for building a small-scale food distribution network in Northwest Washington as the next step in achieving community food security.

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Data Democracy

Posted on May 8th, 2010 by ecopraxis
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The power of a community to choose a sustainable future is strengthened by its ability to develop a shared understanding of both the challenges it faces and the leverage points for change. For this shared understanding to have truth, it must be reflective and inclusive of the many diverse experiences found in any community.

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Why Local Linkages Matter

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by ecopraxis
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Why you should read “Why Local Linkages Matter: Findings from the Local Food Economy Study”

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The Story of EcoPraxis

Posted on May 8th, 2009 by ecopraxis
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The story of the evolution of EcoPraxis from its inception to today.

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