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Wed May 4 18:08:57 EDT 2011


A conflict resolution course as people buy into the 'ecovillage' would be a
plus as well.  
Common goals
Process for the decision making process, e.g. in Alan Savoury's Holistic
Management there is an excellent set of questions to be asked when making
any decisions.

Does anyone else have other parts of the web that make an ecovillage
'work'????
Deanna



At 08:31 19/10/00 EST, Robert Jensen wrote:
>Hello folks,
>This string is really interesting.    The philosophy of human communication 
>dynamics and how to stay in tune and harmonise with a group of people.
>
>My experience suggests, it is possible to maintain common interests for 
>varying lengths of time, because people simple have different needs and 
>cycles.
>
>Perhaps another way of planning eco-village concepts is to plan for the 
>volatility of human nature and recognise the interest in coming together for 
>a common cause, whilst at the planning stage also plan for the inevitable 
>separation.
>
>Again from my experience, giving certainty to the drawing together and 
>drawing apart means that when the time comes, there is no confusion as to 
>what is owed by one to another.   Thus relieving a great amount of the angst 
>in separation.
>
>Perhaps another way of saying this is;  as ye sow, so shall ye reap, just 
>make sure you add fertiliser and water along the way *smile*
>
>Let the debate continue to rage, there are wonderful issues being discussed 
>here.
>
>Best wishes
>Robert
>
>
>>From: "John Schinnerer" <johns at eco-living.net>
>>Reply-To: "permaculture" <permaculture at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>>To: "permaculture" <permaculture at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>>Subject: Re: Ecovillage stuff
>>Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 10:53:16 -0700
>>
>>Aloha,
>>
>> > naturally,
>> > the more personal relationship/friendship there is between the owner and
>>the
>> > lease-takers, the smoother it will work.
>>
>>...IF the more personal relationship does not lead to unspoken assumptions
>>and leaving out explicit contractual details (if one chooses to go with the
>>business-contract model)..."oh, I know him/her really well, no need to get
>>picky about the fine print."  A recipe for disaster later on...and of
>>course business contracts are broken every day, with varying consequences.
>>
>>There's no "escape" from fundamental human relatings; not in "consensus,"
>>"democracy," "dictatorship," or anything else.  Not much in formal PC
>>curriculum/practice invites to this either...a missing piece, work to be
>>done...
>>
>>John Schinnerer
>>---------------------------
>>Cultural & Ecological Designing
>>Human Habitat Design
>>john at eco-living.net
>>http://eco-living.net
>>
>>
>>
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