Ecovillage Design Education 2012

Jun 08, 12 Ecovillage Design Education 2012


We’ve just concluded the second Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) course held at Damanhur from May 5th to June 2nd, wishing our participants well as they continue their journey of community building and world-changing with new tools from the experience together. Kosha shares collective intelligenceI find that the deep connection formed as a group during the voyage together is one of the most precious results. Lifelong friendships and collaborations are born, along with a deep sense of hope and international solidarity. This year, thirteen participants from Brazil, America, Latvia, Turkey, Romania, Germany, France, Spain and Italy came together for the month-long immersion and adventure.
community art creationdesign groupThe course follows the Gaia Education Ecovillage Design Curriculum with the social, worldview, ecological and economic viewpoints mixed with a healthy sprinkling of Damanhur community life, creativity and synchronicity. The visit and meditation in the Temples of Humankind activate vision and intention. Projects are launched and designed using Dragon Dreaming and other tools, and some become manifest after the course! Open Space, World Cafe and participant project presentations offer ample space for everyone to share the richness of their culture and knowledge. Permaculture principles and eco-technologies are shared, from renewable energies to straw bale house building. We dive headfirst into the economic principles, fundraising and business planning which support any community project, while examining the green and blue economy…not to mention ample celebration with Damanhur popoloopportunities for celebration and dance!

Next year’s Ecovillage Design Education course will be held in May of 2013. Click here for more information and registration.

How to Create a Successful Community July 23 – 29, 2012: If you can only get away for a week and would like to learn about creating community, we have this shorter course coming up!






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