I'm posting here on MDC to see if any of you wonderful people have any input for me or a direction to point me in or BETTER, interest in joining me.
I'm looking to get a bunch of creative heads together to begin developing plans for a Vegan Raw Foods, Family-Centered Eco-Village. Totally off the grid. This is obviously a project destined to be many years in the making, meaning that it will take a loooong time to truly get into gear. But I'm invested and would like to hear from people who might like to start something large-scale and as self-sustainable as possible - where organic food is grown on the land year-round (someplace warm, then). I'm looking for vegans who want to start directing their diets towards raw whole foods, if they haven't already.
I know, I know... I'm catering to a narrow audience here.
I envision a community full of people who aim towards a greater spiritual, emotional and physical health. People who are into growing as a community. I hope to work towards a peace-centered place that's ideal for raising families.
I have all kinds of visions bubbling around in my brain of an uber-sweet menstrual moon spa/birthing center and Waldorf-inspired childcare co-ops. And fibers/ceramics/arts studios and performance spaces. And artists, educators, herbwives, doulas and midwives in residence and all that jazz.
Our Eco-Village Focuses:
Peace & Non-Violence, Activism
Community, Transparency, Consensus Decision Making, True Equality
Ecological Responsibility, Permaculture
The Caring of Family & Children, Waldorf-Inspired Childcare, Child Centered
Culture, Pleasure Oriented
Creativity, Arts Oriented, Design for Efficiency and Aesthetic
Health & Personal Peace, Yoga, Meditation, Raw Foods Nutrition
Comprised of Like-Minded Singles & Families
Partially (optional) Income-Sharing
Self-Built Homes and Commons
Exclusive Membership Based On Like-Mindedness and Cooperation
^^ and anything else we might decide on together!
I'll be taking a course on Eco Peace Villages at Tamera in Portugal sometime this year or next summer. I'm so excited to finally push this long-time dream into something bigger. I'm hoping that I'll find someone somewhere who's interested, also.