Located on an extraordinary 25 acres near Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE began operations in 1999 with a vision to create a model demonstration sustainable village community rooted in social, ecological, and economic well being.
intro’d to them via this documentary here:
53 min – i feel noticed.. not just in the shadows..
about a boy ness – couples aren’t the future – you need back up…
for there to be meaningful healing on this planet ‘impossibilities’ like more people growing food cannot remain impossible. we are indeed talking about a wholesale civilizational transformation
a model for a way forward might be found in russia. in 2003, russ9a promulgated the private garden plot act, which entitled every citizen to a tax-free private plot of several acres of land for gardening or recreation and accelerated the dacha and ecovillage movement. as of 2016, small plots provided nearly half of russia’s food.
psychiatric conditions in particular improve w interaction w nature, lending credence to the view that most of them are symptoms of ‘nature deficit disorder’.. conditions like adhd, depression, and anxiety often improve or disappear entirely when the individual interacts regularly and meaningfully w the natural world. the healing of individuals, society and the world go hand in hand