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Communal Culture/Individualistic Culture Discussion

Book cover of Insurrection of the Common Good
Illustrated notepad created by Marcella Kriebel

Class title: Communal Culture/Individualistic Culture Discussion
Class type:
Live discussion with read-ahead materials
Saturday, May 8 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Pacific Time
Location: At Nana Cardoon – and remotely as well
Instructors: Phil and Kathy Dahl-Bredine
Cost: $30.00

Description. We’ll be discussing the concept that the Indigenous Civilizations are communal cultures, whereas the Western Civilisations (European, North American, et al.), are individualistic cultures. What a timely discussion as we enter into the post-pandemic era with renewed hope for health, compassion, and ways to shift paradigms in our world.

You will receive...

Registrants will receive:

  • A copy of a recently-published book by Phil and Kathy Dahl-Bredine titled, Insurrection of the Common Good (about 250 pages). Registrants will be sent the book to read-ahead of the discusison so they can prepare book-related questions or comments. (Don’t worry if you don’t get a chance to read the entire book.)
  • Also included in the class materials – for your inspired notes – will be an illustrated notepad created by Marcella Kriebel for Jose Andres titled, Build Longer Tables, not Higher Walls.
This is a "read-ahead" class

The class materials will be mailed to you as soon as your registration is completed. We will need your mailing address as well as your email address on your PayPal Registration. An option for mailing a check is available (contact Charlene). If you would prefer text notifications, please include your mobile phone number.

Class presentation information

Registrants will gather on Saturday, May 8 at 1:00 pm (Pacific Time) for a discussion of the book lead by Phil and Kathy. Phil and Kathy will be leading the discussion from their location in Mixteca Alta, Oaxaca State. Registrants who are local to Nana Cardoon Farm will join in the online discussion from here at our farm. Remote registrants will be able to join-in virtually. For those at the farm, we’ll have time for a short tour of Nana Cardoon Farm before the discussion begins for everyone.

Other optional reading
  • Larry Korn: One-Straw Revolutionary
  • Nick Kary material: Making and the Art of Transformation
  • Slow Food USA: Recipes from Turtle Island
  • Luz Calvo: Decolonize your Diet
  • Pascal Baudar: Wildcrafted Fermentation
  • Yes! Magazine: Winter 2021 edition
About Phil and Kathy Dahl-Bredine

From the back jacket of their book: “Kathy is founder and former director of three Montessori schools, and Phil has co-authored two previous books, The Other Game: Lessons from How Life is Played in Mexican Villages, and the bilingual book, Milpa! De semilla a salsa. Since 2001 they have lived and worked in indigenous villages of Oaxaca, Mexico and they are now both Mexican and U.S. citizens. They have been married for 57 years, have seven adult children and eleven grandchildren, and lived and worked in Mexican/Chicano communities in the U.S. from Chicago to New Mexico for many decades.”

To pay by check

Payments by check can be sent to us at:

Foodways at Nana Cardoon

2542 Willamina Ave.

Forest Grove, OR 97116

To make other arrangements, call Charlene at: (206) 794-1900

Registration & policy

Go to the Contact page to learn how you can contact Charlene by phone or email to register for a class, or for additional information. A map to Nana Cardoon is located on the Contact page.


We are happy to work out the details of registration, payment and attendance with you. Payment for class can be made by debit card, credit card, check, or cash.


Charlene will tell you what things you’ll need to bring, such as gardening tools, sturdy shoes or boots if its going to be muddy. A Farm Store is being setup with items for sale related to your workshop.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

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