Wanted - Financial assistance to seed a permaculture village
Dear Fellow Earth-carer/s
Do you dream of investing in a long-term, ecologically sustainable permaculture project? Would you like to see your money put to work creating an entire eco-village? Would you like to be at the forefront of an exciting and inspiring project that will eventually see up to 500 hundred people living, caring, and sharing in a fully functioning community - all working towards an end goal of self-sustainability and personal/community peace and harmony?
Then this offer is for you!
The deal: You will need to provide the start-up capital in order to secure a suitable site. Depending on the bioregional factors, this site could be anything from 5 to 5000 ha. and in an urban, regional, rural or remotely-based environment. The options are endless.
Further, you will need to provide financial assistance to those that require a 'foot in the door'. Housing, clean food and water, and a safe and comfortable living/learning environent are the dreams of many. With your help you can make these dreams a reality.
You could become a greater part of this community by living on the site, or you could remain a more distant contributor, the choice will be entirely yours to make.
What is in it for you? Fame, prestige, financial gain? Highly unlikely. But there is always the chance that this venture could provide you with something much deeper than all of these things combined, something that your inner being has been in search of for a long time - Satisfaction.
If anything in the above interests you, in any way, please do not hesitate and contact me to begin the process of turning our dreams into reality.
Respectfully and sincerely yours,
thanks for your offer i need people like you around me.i am interested to be part of the project i have 10 acre land near town area and another near source of a river.curently i am planning to start spirulina (algae) farming with an intetion to venture in various fields.any assistance will be of great help to me.
IC intentional community? Theres a pretty broad range of intentions in society and in permaculturalists, and multiple layers, with deeply hidden intentions.
You looked into steiner? or biodynamics? One line there is that "Community strength is courtesy of how much the individuals give to the community"
ie people who come to communities to get things (or take) weaken and undermine the common good.
Then the problem of living together,.. who puts out the rubbish, who drinks the last beer,.. needs a strong group.
So it would have to begin with people who wanted to work together? For some unselfish ideal?
Originally Posted by whs
Welcome to the PRI Forum.
Agree (generally). Your last line is probably the most telling, however, of what IC is all about: "...it would have to begin with people who wanted to work together ... [f]or some unselfish ideal". Herein lies the difference between intentional community, and non-intentional (or circumstantial) community. In an IC, people have a strong desire, an intention to work together. Generally speaking, in circumstantial community (better known as society, and particularly that of the industrial kind) people tend to be in it for themselves. Nothing new here, Ferdinand Toennies (1855-1936) covered it well in Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft. In essence, what we (IC-thinking and advocating people) are really talking about here, is the concept of mutualism. For an expansion on this ideal, see: Kropotkin (1842-1921).
To Steiner, and by extension, biodynamics:
We have a few practicing advocates here at the PRI Forum, perhaps they might like to share their views on its role in IC? It's not my forte.
Personally, I believe there is room in Mandala Town for all forms of thought, because through diversity of thought comes (eventually) community cohesion, resilience and ultimately, the strength to go on into an uncertain future.
Others that continue to inspire me in this area (in no particular order) are:
Murray Bookchin (1921-2006)
Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)
Patrick Geddes (1854-1932)
Prof Stuart B. Hill
Jane Jacobs (1916-2006)
Erwin Gutkind (1886-1968)
Kathryn McCamant & Charles Durrett
Alexander et al
...and on and on it (the list) goes