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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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Added by gerry steinberg on July 10, 2017 at 10:05am — No Comments

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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Added by Yuri Smirnov on July 1, 2017 at 3:01am — No Comments

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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Added 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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Added by hippyman on March 6, 2017 at 11:18am — No Comments

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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Added by Alex Plessl on March 1, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments

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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Added by Yuri Smirnov on January 4, 2017 at 5:17am — No Comments

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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Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 25, 2016 at 5:51am — No Comments

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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Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 20, 2016 at 2:55am — No Comments

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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Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 10, 2016 at 6:27am — No Comments

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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Added by Yuri Smirnov on July 23, 2016 at 8:43am — No Comments

Recent pictures from vedic Russia retreat, July 2016

My dear friends,

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

https://www.flickr.com/photos/spaceoflove/albums/72157670056574610…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on July 16, 2016 at 1:28am — No Comments

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.
 
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Added by Yuri Smirnov on May 31, 2016 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Marvellous hand made crafts from Russia

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

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on May 6, 2016 at 9:12pm — No Comments

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.: http://ecominded.net/honey-bee-products.html

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

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on April 20, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Amazing ploskorez from Russia

My dear friends!…

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

Easy way to start seeds without soil

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Added 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: …

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on April 3, 2016 at 12:21am — No Comments

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XtRYmu2otA

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 -…

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Added 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: http://ecominded.net/news/the-complete-list-of-seeds.html



2.Cedar…

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on March 4, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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: http://ecominded.net

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

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Added by Yuri Smirnov on February 6, 2016 at 3:19am — No Comments

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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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How to make seed/nut oils most beneficial for your health? You take best organic seeds or nuts and apply old, proven by centuries technique: wooden press that provides no contact with metal and no heating.No chance to make it yourself? Order virgin…
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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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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…See More
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Earth Day 2017 Regenerative Design Institute

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 […]

A Windspirit Life – A Cob Oven Project

The music is blaring, the laughs are abundant, and the Cobb cha cha is in full effect! There is nothing like the feeling of a group of neighbors coming together to co-create something that will benefit the land and its people. Have you ever heard that term “It takes a village”? I truly believe this […]

Apollo Mission Report: Windspirit Landing

We received Apollo Mission Report ‘Windspirit Landing’ video broadcast today on the Pisces Solar Eclipse.  It appears life in parallel Earth worlds is thriving and abundant! “Hello Green Fire Members! I have not posted in quite some time for many reasons. Mainly because here at Windspirit where I have been inhabiting for the past month […]

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 […]

Apollo Mission Launch Stage 2 Green Fire Burning…..

Apollo is officially launching for his West Coast Sustainability Tour in the morning from this posts writing…. here is a video that he produced to kick the tour off…

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