The VBC has been described in so many ways. We like to think of it as "Villager Practice", but in real time. We learn
by doing, do by learning! Every project is a step forward to a better world. The idea is to utterly challenge the full
spectrum of unsustainable assumptions that we live within, such as that we have no power where we live, that all
we can do is work for others, and rarely work together with the people we live among. No, instead VBC begins with
people saying "We are powerful where we live, we can and will make a difference in our own lives!" Whether growing
local food systems, transforming streets, building community gathering places out of natural or recycled materials,
engaging youth, or building our local democracy, we are activating our people to get off the couch and find their own
voice and their own power, together!