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Russia to become the biggest World's supplier of organic non-GMO food!

Vladimir Putin recently said that very soon Russia would become the biggest World's supplier of organic non GMO food. Below you will find some interesting news confirming that his words come true.  1. More than 300 settlements (ecovillages) of Kin's…Continue

Tags: permaculture, nature, cedars, Earth, spiritual

Started by Yuri Smirnov in Land Stewardship, Food & Gardening Mar 24.


Seeking indivdiuals to live and eco-village with the following expertise for an eco-venture in SpainFinance (accounting, management) - competitive compensationSpanish Business Law (real estate, hospitality) - competitive compensationOrganic Farming…Continue

Tags: organic, farming, spain, spanish, clean

Started by Gary Thoulouis in Starting an EcoVillage? Mar 9.










EcoVillage Development

Onward and Upward!

 Press forward.  Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. ~ George Whitefield
 "Going Main Stream ~ Ecovillages have to date been developed and built by groups of people rather than traditional developers. This human aspect is an important part of creating community and “glue” in a settlement as opposed to just building a new suburb with buildings but no “soul”. The mainstream adaptation of the ecovillage concept will require a reorganisation of the traditional thinking of the building industry. We need smaller firms — with more flexible, more ecological methods — which accept the idea of co-designing settlements with their future inhabitants. The role of architects and public authorities must also change to support participatory processes and to accommodate such things as compost toilets, more flexible zoning laws, local renewable energy and local biological wastewater treatment. These shifts need a change in mentality but pose no great difficulties. The technologies are all well known in ecovillage circles, but seldom in traditional consulting engineering firms."  Ross Jackson - The Ecovillage Movement
It has been 4 years since this page was created and in that time our efforts to import the protocol and criteria established by the Lammas EcoVillage in Wales into the United States have been slowly but surely progressing forward.  
Our team left N. California in 2013 to establish our base in Colorado for several strategic reasons relating to the demographics, geography, political environment, and economics.  Although establishing the agency in code and zone tough California would have had its advantages the disadvantages of our efforts being marginalized nationally as just another weird 'California thing' weighed in heavy on our final decision.  
Colorado has always been a place nationally respected and to make low impact sustainable development a reality in this country we adhered to the commonly known business adage of "location, location, location".  We are based on the Western Slope where agriculture and rural community reigns supreme and geographically we are positioned in a climate and elevation that has good 'challenges' that can put permaculture design principles to the test. 
Colorado has a healthy community of conservative yet open minded realists that are not afraid to question and have enough common sense to test the answers before accepting them as fact.  Economically it is depressed enough to see the need for new solutions to our current economic issues yet the depression is being met a resourceful and tenacious spirit that is common to mountain folks.  
We have our sights set on a 'place' that can serve as an education center and headquarters for establishing the agency and we are in the first stages of fundraising for the project.  With good timing and community support our next posts on this blog will hopefully reflect the good news of moving forward.   
Onward and upward!  







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Important news for eco-minded people

My dear friends,

The news below relate to the people who care about the Earth's and Man's ecology, so I thought they might be interesting to you.

1. For natural healing followers we have just launched a new product line: Honey bee products - bee pollen, propolis, bee bread, comb cappings, royal jelly, etc.:

2. For organiс gardeners we present Bio fertilizer Baikal EM1…


Posted by Yuri Smirnov on April 20, 2016 at 9:30pm

Amazing ploskorez from Russia

My dear friends!…


Posted by Yuri Smirnov on April 16, 2016 at 3:44am — 1 Comment

Easy way to start seeds without soil

Posted by Yuri Smirnov on April 6, 2016 at 3:57am — 1 Comment

Heirloom seeds massive sale: 50 % off!

Dear friends,

If you go organic and like gardening this is a message for you!

Heirloom organic seeds are on Massive Spring Sale: 50% off !

All 140 + varieties must go.

Most of the seeds varieties are limited in stock, so please act fast - make up your choice and place an order: …


Posted by Yuri Smirnov on April 3, 2016 at 12:21am

News from Vedic Russia!

1. News from Russia: More than 300 settlements (ecovillages) of Kin's domains (family estates) are developing now in Russia. They go natural organic way and use permaculture principles on a big scale:

2. Just added a wonderful research about people co-creating their Kin's domains (family estates) in Russia and how they manage to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones -…


Posted by Yuri Smirnov on March 20, 2016 at 12:03am — 1 Comment

Spring News from Russia!

Warm greetings from Russia, my dear friends !

Spring is coming and we have a lot of news to share with you. )))

1.Reminding organic gardeners about our heirloom seeds section (updated regulary) from Russian family estates - make a quick selection here:



Posted by Yuri Smirnov on March 4, 2016 at 10:30pm

Eco-Minded News

Dear friends,

Almost 3 months ago we luanched Eco-Minded Club to offer organic products, heirloom seeds and folk crafts from Russian family estates. For now we offer 210 products for sale, including more than 130 different heirloom seeds. Every week we add more seed varieties so please check the site regulary for updates:

One month ago we also launched Vedic Russia portal full of inspiring articles, pictures and videos…


Posted by Yuri Smirnov on February 6, 2016 at 3:19am

Your Vedic Russia retreat 2016

Planning a trip to Russia this year?

I have an exclusive offer for early birds!

Pay tour deposit now and...

- 10 day retreat will cost you € 870 only, instead of € 1160 (25% Off)

- You choose the month and dates for your trip

- You get a bonus (present) upon arrival :)

For details and to book your space early please check this page - …


Posted by Yuri Smirnov on January 20, 2016 at 4:09am

Useful tips for organic gardeners

My dear friends,

1. This is for organic gardeners: following your requests I compiled these useful tips on organic planting and food/flowers gardening.

Please read it, comment it and share with friends:

2. Be…


Posted by Yuri Smirnov on January 18, 2016 at 4:21am

Vedic Russia Retreat announce!

In the beginning of the New Year, I've prepared a pleasant surprise for…


Posted by Yuri Smirnov on January 5, 2016 at 12:26am


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