This week the ZEGG community has been going into an Intensive Time. Such intensives are initiated four times a year, where the community as a whole focuses on itself. The ZEGG has many guests and everybody is working a lot. These intervals are absolutely necessary to keep common ground, renew the vision of the project and
Here are some of my photographic impressions of this special place.
As I was sitting on the terrace of the ZEGG restaurant, I looked up and beheld this beautiful double-arched rainbow. The photo doesn’t do it justice as in reality it was so much more majestic. As I was pondering this rainbow overarching the entire area, it struck me as a symbol for the ZEGG community
I’m currently staying at ZEGG, which is a lively community of more than a hundred people located about an hour’s train ride from Berlin. The German abbreviation ZEGG translates into English as Center for Experimental Cultural and Social Design. When I arrived I was warmly welcomed by Cordula, one of the good spirits in the
The community in Siebenlinden consists of hundred grown ups (60f/40m) and fourty children and youngsters. The age varies from 1 and 78 years. I imagine a community as a circular entity, in which every member represents the whole, while adding to it their special color and fragrance. Every member has a particular and fundamental role which cannot be
When the land for Siebenlinden Ecovillage was found in 1997, besides town-planning- and permaculture-experts, there was also a geomancy specialist involved in the planning, to explore the energyfield and the old wisdom connected to it. Johanne Markl saw the spirit of the landscape embodied as a frog, appearing to be the holy animal and totem