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The Saxon Villages of Transylvania: A Mediaeval Model for the Future Eco-Village?

I was prompted by an article in the most recent Ecologist magazine to find out more about these remnant mediaeval villages as a potential model for future farming as I see it.  All the links from the article had the inevitable "coffee-table magazine' look about them- pretty flowers, wild animals you know the sort of thing- triumph of style over substance.

Eventually I came across this report commissioned by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales and published way back in 2001 » Read more

A form of tangible support for the Atamai Village project

I have just sent in to the Tasman District Council, a submission and letter of support for The Atamai Village project which Jack and Joanna Santa Barbara from the Motueka Transition Town have been busy at work on. At a time when examples of resilient living are needed, here is a project which represents a great opportunity to the people in the Tasman District, and to all New Zealanders seeking to find ways to live in right relationship with the natural systems that sustain us.

Jacques and Joni working to complete a vegetable garden

If you read on you will find a simple step by step process that makes it easy for you to support this valuable project. It is possible that a little time spent on this will help set some precedent for the kinds of intelligent development that is needed if we are to create long term resilient communities. If the Atamai vilage project receives support and their integrated design is permitted to proceed it could help to establish a way forward for other communities wishing to design for themselves a dignified way of living in a lower energy future.

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Awaawaroa Eco Village

A video in two parts, about the Awaawaroa Eco Village on Waiheke, by Scott Ewing. It speaks for itself...

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