May 10 "building community" panel discussion + potluck - REGISTRATION Open Now
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Spring 2018

Panel: "Building Community in Different Ways":

May 10 panel discussion and potluck:

Join us Thurs., May 10, 2018 for “Building Community in Different Ways,” as we explore how people can live together as a harmonious group.

A panel of three speakers will get the discussion going: John Kalmon, a local architect versed in cohousing; Lindsey Flicker, outreach representative for Camphill Village MN; and Tom Pierson, independent cooperatives consultant who is on several co-op boards and will speak about cooperative living.

Cost is $8.00. Please bring a dish to share and enjoy a potluck meal.

So that organizers can set up the room appropriately, please register and pay at this link. On a space-available basis, registrations will be taken at the door. Join us for an informative evening, good food and camaraderie.

Please note the *NEW* Location: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 420 S Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis.

Schedule for the evening:

  • 5:30 pm – doors open
  • 6:00-6:45 pm – meal
  • 6:45-8:30 pm – panel discussion
  • 8:30-9:00 pm – clean-up

Register now.

There is ample on-street parking around the church. See you there!

Speakers on the panel May 10th:

John Kalmon

John Kalmon, AIA, LEED-AP, has 25+ years of experience and knowledge in all aspects of design and construction. With each endeavor, he strives to create a positive impact on the environment, economy and community surrounding his projects. John is a registered architect in both Wisconsin and Minnesota and a LEED-AP designation, meaning that he's an Accredited Professional in sustainable design.

His focus on sustainability and staying current on the latest technology and best practices allows him to create responsible, durable and efficient spaces. John's community-based work ranges from custom homes and retrofits that accommodate home sharing, multigenerational living, special needs and aging in place, to creating new custom neighborhoods based on the principles of cohousing and ecovillage design.

John Kalmon


Lindsey Flicker

Lindsey Flicker started her community journey in 2014 as a member of Camphill Village Minnesota in Sauk Centre. This income sharing ecovillage is part of a worldwide organization with over 100 communities across the globe and 14 in North America. After two years of living in the village, she moved to the Minneapolis area to work remotely for Camphill doing marketing and outreach.

Lindsey is passionate about letting the wider society know that communal living is a viable and enriching option for many people! Since moving to the city, she has organized local intentional communities and individuals to share a monthly potluck, network, share resources, and to have fun with like minded individuals. To learn more about camphill communities: To learn more about the potlucks: Facebook group Intentional Communities- Minneapolis/St. Paul.


Tom Pierson

Tom began working with cooperative enterprises in 2000 after deciding to not pursue formal higher education. Tom has become a specialist in the issues of housing and worker cooperative development. Pierson serves on the board of Shared Capital Cooperative, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that lends nationally to cooperative businesses. He serves on the board of Riverton Community Housing, a Minneapolis non-profit developer of student housing cooperatives. He coordinates the public policy efforts of CooperationWorks!, a national association of cooperative economic developers. Tom was a founding organizer of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives from 2003-06.

As an independent consultant, Tom provides facilitation, historical research and technical assistance services to cooperatives across the country. He provides pro bono and sliding scale assistance to groups that advance racial equity, environmental sustainability, and serve low-income members. He volunteers for CoMinnesota and serves as a guest lecturer at the University of Minnesota on topics related to co-op law and economics. In his free time, Tom enjoys theatre, dance, chess, and unstructured play.

Bassett Creek Cohousing news

Bassett Creek Cohousing continues to invite new members. They are tabling at events, have information sessions and potluck dinners once a month, and recently got two new invested members. 

Attend a monthly Information session to hear about their plans. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Information sessions: Sun May 20, 2018 and Sun Jun 17, 2018.

Upcoming potlucks: Wed May 16, 2018 and Wed June 20, 2018 ( picnic).

See details at

New members Greg Toltzman and Russell Yttri with Fred Olson tabling at Northside Housing Fair

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