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Hello fellow eco-warriors.  I just got approved for membership today, so I thought I'd post an intro.  I have been wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of society for as long as I can remember.  At first I wanted to move off-grid in…Continue

Started by hippyman in Welcome & Introductions. Last reply by Ed Apr 30.

My Beautiful Community

Hello everyone here, I'm Xidai from China. I was a resident in the largest ecovillage - New Oasis for Life in China. Below are the beautiful pics of 4th branch.…Continue

Started by The Second Home of Lifechanyuan in Welcome & Introductions Apr 16.

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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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connecting ecovillages into production network

Propose national and regional "grids" of coops for food production, affordable (cluster) housing development, energy production. Coops would operate as barter systems (example: exchange/ship northern clime produce with southern tropical clime produce, coffee, etc) Energy grids on local/regional basis using solar, wind, methane/biofuels-whatever is best for given geographic areas.

Use some type of bitcoin system as convenient medium for barter exchanges. Barter systems not just…

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Posted by gerry steinberg on July 10, 2017 at 10:05am

Be water-wise - learn how now

My dear friends,

I thought you might be interested in this Abundance of Water Garden & Home eco webinar, created by my friend Alosha, which is starting online next week - for free: …

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on July 1, 2017 at 3:01am

Connected Living with Dr. Regina Jensen

I hope this is a good moment to introduce you a new blog by my dearest friend Dr. Regina Jensen!

Regina's video-introduction: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iQUc0KE9Ts



At a time like this it is essential that we have a forum to support each other and exchange information and call it Connected Living because that best…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on June 24, 2017 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

My Vision

needs to be out of the way(deep in the wilderness, hard to get to, no highway noise).  It should be fully self contained.  I have looked at Earthship communities before.  Should have alternative monetary system(i.e. bartering, etc.)  and an alternative education program.  It should be communal to a point, however residents can "own" their own private possessions.  I have been leaning toward somewhere in the pacific Northwest(olympic rainforest area.), however, I am willing to look at other…

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Posted by hippyman on March 6, 2017 at 11:18am

Co-creating the Planetary Era

Hi everyone...a pleasure to share a snapshot of my story with all of you. I was born in Argentina, spent many years abroad (U.S., France, Mozambique) I´ve just graduated in the "Bright Future Now" course, taught by Robert Gilman (Context Institute), as part of my life long path toward a better understanding and capacity to contribute to Planetary Era cultural change. I´ve also studied with Otto Scharmer, Ken Wilber, and recently completed…

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Posted by Alex Plessl on March 1, 2017 at 10:18am

Welcome to Vedic Russia!

My dear friends!  

January is a good time to make up your plans for the year. ) 

We invite you to Vedic Russia Ethno & Eco spiritual Tour/Retreat. Come and see the wonders of Vedic Russia, mysterious dolmens and unique Tekos school, join Vedic Russia festivals and gatherings and explore eco life-style of Russian off-the-grid family homesteads (Kin's domains) that have rightly been called the national idea of Russia ! 

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on January 4, 2017 at 5:17am

Former Tekos school teacher presents holistic education seminars

Dear friends, If you like holistic education and admire famous Tekos school (Krasnodar region of Russia) you would probably like to know what do the graduates and teachers do when they left Tekos school.

Meet Anna Pavlova! - till the recent time - one of the school's top persons and also former Tekos school educator, teacher, educattion courses developer, administrator and head of the International department. Recently Anna has started a project called "Plenitude of the World" and is…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on October 25, 2016 at 5:51am

The Spirit of the Patriarch dolmen

Caucasus dolmens are considered to be places of power and amongst more than 3000 dolmens spread along the Black sea shore there are a few that are famous for their great energy which almost any person can feel. One of this dolmens is located close to Pshada village and is proudly named by the people "The Patriarch". Thousands of people visit this dolmen every year as they believe that this dolmen may help your wish to come true. And many of them come again next year to express their true…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on October 20, 2016 at 2:55am

Heirloom seeds of the new harvest!

Good news for organic gardeners! )

Heirloom seeds from Russian organic gardeners has just been sorted out and is now available for sale.

Please check the updated list of organic seeds here: http://ecominded.net/news/the-complete-list-of-seeds.html

Also please feel free to browse more than 210 heirloom seed variaties from our…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on October 10, 2016 at 6:27am

Go organic!

Dear friends,

Please check organic and eco-friendly products from Russian family estates (Kins domains) - http://ecominded.net (Kins domains is a national idea of Russia)……

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on July 23, 2016 at 8:43am

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    Sepp Holzer is one of my favorite permaculturists. In his recent book, Desert or Paradise on two pages Sepp recommends the Fokin hoe (Russian flat-cutter or ploskorez Fokina). Vladimir Fokin is the name of the inventor of this tool. It does not look…
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    "My friends, I thought you might be interested in Connected Living blog https://living-connected.blogspot.com/, by my dear friend Dr. Regina Jensen who just published a new message and video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QwFchbRtG8 Please enjoy…"
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    2-22 Green Fire Story

    2-22-2002 was a very special day for Green Fire EcoMinistry.  It was 222 days after 9/11 and the whole world was plunged into the age of terrorism…but in a quiet desert oasis community called Windspirit the founder of Green Fire was immersed in a parallel world it seemed. Green Fire organizes and operates on the […]

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