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We are three women at mid-age, we are creating our kin's domains and we need some help. We are in eastern Bulgaria, in the mountain and 30 km from the seashore. Here is our Facebook…Continue

Started by Teodora Andreeva in Starting an EcoVillage?. Last reply by Teodora Andreeva Jan 27.

My new video on slavic Russia

Explore slavic culture in Russian family homesteads (kins domains): join Vedic Russia Ethno-Eco-tour!

Started by Yuri Smirnov in Welcome & Introductions Dec 4, 2016.










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 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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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 ! 



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…


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…


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:

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


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) - (Kins domains is a national idea of Russia)……


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

Recent pictures from vedic Russia retreat, July 2016

My dear friends,

Sharing the recent pictures from Vedic Russia retreat, July 2016:…


Posted by Yuri Smirnov on July 16, 2016 at 1:28am

Discount offer and new products on Eco-Minded site

My dear friends,
Since the launch of Eco-Minded site in November 2015 we greatly improved the accessibility of the site and brought the number of products up to 346 in 12 different categories. Below are a few exciting moments we want to draw your attention to.

Posted by Yuri Smirnov on May 31, 2016 at 9:49pm

Marvellous hand made crafts from Russia

People say that the best gifts come from the heart. Take a look at these…


Posted by Yuri Smirnov on May 6, 2016 at 9:12pm

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 — 1 Comment

Amazing ploskorez from Russia

My dear friends!…


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


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