Vashon Organizing for Community Resilience

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Help Backbone organize our Island community - and share our lessons, experience and tools with our larger world - by making your contribution here. We're all in this together!


The CoViD-19 pandemic is terrible. The opportunity for change is great. We needed a massive pivot to localization, sustainability, and use CoViD-19 as an escape hatch out of the collective madness of capitalism's cult of consumption. This crisis comes with so much suffering that to simply go back to business as usual would be a sin, a squandering of perhaps our final chance to restore balance. #ReMakeTheWorld

This blog page is dedicated to collecting resources and opportunities and lessons learned from our local resilience organizing in our home community of Vashon-Maury Island. Connectivity is the antidote to isolation and disempowerment. Backbone is also offering regular How To Zoom tutorials and other web-based presentations.  Watch our calendar to sign up to participate in upcoming opportunities. 


Vashon Food Resources Update

  This blog post focuses on our Vashon Food for All organizing and resource sharing. We will continue to update this post with local resources and opportunities related to food production, preparation and distribution on Vashon-Maury Island.  There may be lessons for others here - and we are very interested in learning from other communities, so please send you suggestions to [email protected]  Continue reading

Neighbor Power in a Time of Pandemic

Jim Diers, of Neighbor Power on community resilience, neighbor power and localization. Recorded Friday, March 13th, 2020 Jim spoke about social connection needed, especially during times of this public health crisis. (See his blog post on Community Resilience in light of the COVID-19 virus.)   Continue reading