Eating locally sourced, organic foods is one solution to reducing fossil fuel consumption. For ecovillages, this means growing your own food on your own farms and gardens. Creating a food supply for hundreds of people means finding the balance between producing in quantity with attention to variety and quality, while maintaining purity in the physical production and in intention.
Founding members of ZEGG, Ina Meyer-Stoll and Achim Ecker embarked this October on a teaching tour in intentional communities in California, Colorado, and New York under the theme of living in a community embraced by love, partnership, and friendships.
"We are all refugees, migrating from one Earth to a new Earth" said someone during the harvesting of a silent meditative walk in the rich and magical woody mountains surrounding the Center for Unity Schweibenalp.
Founded by Ursa Paul 25 years ago, the Heilhaus Kassel Community was created with the vision of being a spiritual home, offering a place for all stages of the lifecycle: birth, living, and dying. Alfred Hohmann reports on their experience welcoming refugees.
"If I don't deal with the fears in myself, I am all too ready to project them on to others," writes Dolores Richter of the ZEGG Community of Bad Belzig, Germany. She explores the question: how can we communicate with people from a different culture who have lost everything?
In early October Serena Aurora visited Findhorn Foundation community in Scotland and the GEN International office located there in order to make a short film promoting GEN and Findhorn. Serena is an adventurous, nature-loving filmmaker inspired by the ecovillage movement.
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