This weekend I was guest and witness of a most wonderful wedding ceremony and celebration here in Siebenlinden. Two couples with three children calling themselves the “Gemely”, which stems from GEMeinschaft (community), ELtern (parents) and Y (from family) gave their vows to care for each others and the kids with all their heartdeep appreciation and earnestness. It
While I have already done some travelling for the Community Research Project, today marks the formal beginning of the Field Study, which is the core of my project. I’m going to visit and stay with the first community on my list, which is Siebenlinden in Northern Germany, a nice ecovillage that I have visited on two
On Monday afternoon representatives from the various Ecovillages in Europe presented their projects in the open area next to the big tent. A colorful, inspiring and lively event with many interested visitors from outside. GEN Europe
I woke up at 4 in the morning, and it was already bright daylight outside. Does one get to see stars at night here at all? It never got dark enough before I went to bed. Every morning at 7 we could chose from between different workshops, like hatha yoga, voice yoga, gentle dance or
… it pours. Sunday 16th, the first real Conference day, and it was pouring from the skies like in monsoon in India (but colder than there). I had the feeling that I will never get dry again. People in tents got soaked and had to flee into the buildings, were they spend the night in dormitories.
Ängsbacka is a beautiful peaceful place.( http://en.angsbacka.se/) They have held conferences, festivals and others events for 21 years, and Global Ecovillage Network has its 21st anniversary of their European annual conference — what a nice synchronicity! Upon arriving at first I felt a bit shy with all the new faces, but after some friendly conversations I quickly started to