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Ecovillage in Bulgaria 3 Replies

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 on Tuesday.

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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.

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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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What do we mean by "connecting"?

Hi Folks, What do we mean by "connecting"? - presenting a new post by my dear friend Dr. Regina Jensen in her Connected Living blog and a new video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YbUW1gmPak

Please enjoy and feel free to comment and share! )))

P.S. A quick reminder: get…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on December 8, 2017 at 12:25am

Space of Love magazine - back issue collection!

Dear friends,

We present you back issue collection (13 issues) of Space of Love magazine (SOL magazine), published in 2008 - 2012 as a source of news and views, a space of inspiration and a guide in co-creating a Global Space of Love.

It was inspired by the incredible wisdom and vision of the young, beautiful recluse living in the wild of the Siberian Taiga, Anastasia, introduced by Vladimir Megre in the Ringing Cedars of Russia book series:…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on November 23, 2017 at 1:36am

Amazing facts about Russian tea

Since ancient times, our ancestors have mastered the method of manufacturing a healing, lovely flavored drink from fermented Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) named "Ivan-Chai" or just, Russian tea.

The Russian name "Ivan-Chai" was supposedly coined by foreigners following its export to England and other European countries: "Ivan" is a traditional Russian name, while "Chai" means tea, a word of Indian origin. There was a time when Ivan-Chai was the second most-exported Russian…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on November 14, 2017 at 11:34pm

How to ask the Dolmen-spirit for guidance

Dolmen of Russia... These ancient stones spread on the wide territory along the Black sea are said to be Keepers of Feelings and Wisdom of our Pristine Origins. Some people come to dolmens as sacred places for pilgrimage. Making a conscious pilgrimage can cause profound changes in yourself and fill you with energy to reach a new level of…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on October 30, 2017 at 11:51pm

Connecting with our Higher Self

How to connect with our Higher Self:

Please read next blog post by my friend Regina Jensen:…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on October 30, 2017 at 1:34am

Harmonious homes that heal people & planet

My dear friends,

In a couple of days my Russian friend, Alosha Lynov, we will be starting his complimentary Natural Building and Intentional Community webinar

Alosha will cover the following topics, when it comes to living in harmony with Natural law and each other.

* Integrate Solar Passive Design so you can warm and cool your home using sun and wind.

* How to avoid harmful earth and man made…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on October 27, 2017 at 2:26am

6 reasons to choose Heirloom Seeds from Russian Family Homesteads

Dear friends,

Here are 6 reasons to choose Heirloom Seeds from Russian Family Homesteads: http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html

1. Exceptional taste. For me it's a taste of my childhood, when I picked vegetables right from the my vege-bed in my grandma's garden.

2. Heirloom vegetables are much more nutritious than hybrids.

3. Heirloom vegetables are open-pollinated, which means you can save your own seeds to…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on October 6, 2017 at 3:00am

Heirloom organic seeds from Russia - place an order

A good notice for organic gardeners, permaculture enthusiasts and homesteaders: we have more then 200 varieties of heirloom organic seeds produced in Russian family homesteads. Please feel free to browse them here: http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html - place an order and share with friends! )))…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on September 13, 2017 at 5:53am

Start Your Dropshipping Business with Eco-Minded Club

My dear friends,

We have just launched an affiliate program integrated with our Eco-Minded shop. Please feel free to join it and earn 10 to 50 % commission on sales of all eco-friendly products produced in Russian family homesteads. For details please check this page: http://ecominded.net/affiliate/affiliate-program.html…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on September 5, 2017 at 4:30am

Application of wooden press-barrels to make organic cold-pressed oils

My dear friends, I created this video for those who like to make organic cold-pressed seed/nut oils themselves. Please share with friends and feel free to order wooden press-barrel directly from the Russian craft master:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aref_YdTR4M…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on August 28, 2017 at 9:57pm

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    Green Fire is a non-denominational “ecoministry” that operates on the principles of deep ecology and Earth Stewardship.

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    Dear friends,We present you back issue collection (13 issues) of Space of Love magazine (SOL magazine), published in 2008 - 2012 as a source of news and views, a space of inspiration and a guide in co-creating a Global Space of Love.It was inspired…See More
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    Amazing facts about Russian tea

    Since ancient times, our ancestors have mastered the method of manufacturing a healing, lovely flavored drink from fermented Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) named "Ivan-Chai" or just, Russian tea.The Russian name "Ivan-Chai" was supposedly…See More
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    The Apollo Mission is on its official launch countdown to Costa Rica!  After the successful completion of the west coast tour Apollo is now headed to Costa Rica to immerse his fires into the lush tropics and learn/contribute to permaculture projects.  We will post updates and of course complete the media releases in the coming […]

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    I can not think of a better way to spend earth day! I got to go to a all day Permaculture class thanks to my good friend Alexa! We got to explore one of my favorite subjects ever! Social Permaculture, the invisible structures of community(and many other awesome subjects). Big shout out to Ryan Rising […]

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