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"All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons," by Jay Walljasper, On the Commons’ editor and fellow, is a gathering of stories, cartoons, photos, lists, manifestos, personality profiles, success stories, essays and investigative reports. It presents a broad-ranging portrait of what the commons is as how it can guide us to create a better world.
"Foodopoly," by Wenonah Hauter
"Foodopoly," by Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, is the revealing account of the business behind the meat, vegetables, grains and milk that most Americans eat every day, including some of our favorite and most respected organic and health-conscious brands.
Peter Linebaugh—a leading scholar of radical possibilities who coined the word commoning—offers an insightful introduction to the commons today and its historical roots.
Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
"Braiding Sweetgrass," by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, shows through a rich braid of reflections that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.
Owning Our Future
"Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution," by Marjorie Kelly, a fellow with the Tellus Institute, explores how people across the world are experimenting with new forms of ownership, which Kelly calls generative: aimed at creating the conditions for all of life to thrive for many generations to come.
In his book The Public Domain, James Boyle introduces readers to the idea of the public domain and describes how it is being tragically eroded by our current copyright, patent, and trademark laws.
P2P Foundation
The P2P Foundation is an international organization focused in studying, researching, documenting and promoting peer to peer practices in a very broad sense.
Resilience Circles
The Commons Abundance Network (CAN) is an emerging online social network for learning, collaboration and innovation to help create a new, commons-based economy of abundance.
Central Research Group
Commons Law Project
Commons Rising
It Takes a Village to Make a Place
An exploration of public places in Portland, Oregon.
Food & Water Watch: Reclaiming Our Water Commons
All Our Relations: The Natural Commons in a City
An exploration of Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and the importance of the natural commons in the Portland metro area with Mike Houck, Urban Naturalist, and Judy BlueHorse Skelton, Educator and Herbalist.
The Meaning of the Commons
The Commons: As a means to achieve a society of justice and equality
10th Great Lakes Bioneers Conference: Jay Walljasper's Keynote on the Commons

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