eco villages / permaculture communities
Daniel Fraser Lewthwaite
LEWTHWAD at weka.lincoln.ac.nz
Tue Aug 4 18:34:55 EDT 1998
i've been listening in for a while now but have not yet had cause to
make a post as most threads haven't been relevant to my situation
I have a request. I'm trying to find email contacts for Village
Homes in the States and for Crystal Waters in Aussie, failing that,
regular mail addresses. Also any other Permaculture ecovillages of
significant development around the world.
My reason for getting in touch is that i'm doing a post-
graduate research project at Lincoln University, NZ on the role of
Community in sustainable agriculture. While most of the farmers in
my study would tell me where the bus stops if I were to introduce
them to Permaculture design, they are semi open to the notion of
community spirit and how this may be related to sustainable
agriculture (currently seen as merely a technical matter!). My task
now is to research what the farmers have done in respect to
sustainability then hunt out case studies of communities (including
intentional communities such as eco-village / permaulture
communities) that have taken the matter of sustainable agriculture
and sustainability in general a bit further.
To this end I am on the hunt for contacts for communities. I know
of two in NZ (Otamatea ecovillage+Riverside community) and of
Village Homes and Crystal Waters. Now all i need is some way of
getting in touch with them!
can any of you help me??!
if you can, i'd be greatly appreciative, you can email me direct if
you like to avoid clogging up the list (LEWTHWAD at LINCOLN.AC.NZ)
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