Sep 162016
 

Culture of fear and mistrust in people’s ability to judge is a root of many evils. What if this tree, healthy and full of birds, falls on somebody’s head? There’s always a chance. Better chop it down. That’s how our local council thinks. What if reaching a certain age, say 18 or 21, people just […]

Sep 072016
 

It seems that things more likely to happen in cities, but the countryside and nature heal and give inspiration. What if the future manage to merge both? What if we learn to live among proper woods, seas, meadows, streams and mountains yet be able to participate in interesting conversations, attend live concerts and generally be […]

Jul 202016
 

Good New Town (ecovillage) Manifesto ideas http://www.facebook.com/groups/goodnewtown/ The purpose of the community is creating a better way of living, more sufficient and efficient, closer to Nature, and with the help from newest technologies. Living a honest, creative and compassionate life, building a strong community, improving health and wellbeing. Making edible landscapes and wildlife habitats. Learning. […]

Jun 142016
 
Join us on Thursday

On Saturday I was very fortunate to visit Lammas Eco Village. This Thursday, June 16th, at our weekly creative Culture Co-op meeting @ the Newtown Open Hub (Siawns Teg, The Park, Newtown SY16 2NZ, 6.30-8.30pm)  I will bring my photos to show and it would be great if somebody else could bring theirs (we hopefully will have […]

May 132016
 
From Circles to a Coop

The spring brings changes – like any other season. I’ve been maintaining this site and the Facebook group for a while but haven’t encountered much active enthusiasm. Perhaps, it needs to be developed in a different way. With Plaxy we’ve been working on ideas to create a group of curious, open minded and forward-thinking people […]

Dec 182015
 
"Traditional" cultures: Gentle with Nature? Eventually.

“Be gentle with all things of nature for everyone“ Often we can hear that it is the modern “civilized” humans that exploit and destroy the nature, while the indigenous cultures lived in good balance with the land for many generations. Was this always the rule? The way in which the latest extinction of megafauna happened suggest otherwise. […]

Dec 132015
 
How much the feelings matter?

I am a scientist and I believe that scientific evidence is necessary for majority of important decisions. When we talk about building a community, there is another, much less concrete and easy to understand domain. It is people’s feelings and everything which is going in this bundle: values, relationships, openness, subjective perception, fairness, transparency, honest communication, unresolved conflicts, […]

Dec 082015
 
Better ecovillage: A long deep honest inquiry

It has been less than a year since I’ve got obsessed with an idea of creating an ecovillage in Newtown, Powys. At the 2014 local environmental charity’s Christmas party I still remember pestering people about starting an art and craft center. I think that would be a great endeavor, but it wouldn’t be enough for […]

Nov 262015
 
Good traditions: Thanksgiving

I think for the happy future life there must be lots of happy beautiful rituals, bringing joy for all. Nothing dogmatic or superstitious. We need to gather all those seeds of goodness through the past and grow them into tomorrow’s blossoms. Seth Godin just did this with Thanksgiving. “This is a holiday about gratitude, about […]