eco villages / permaculture communities

gardenbetty at gardenbetty at
Tue Aug 4 20:05:36 EDT 1998


Heathcote Community in Freeland, MD (USA) is a small intentional community
with the focus of being a permaculture demonstration. They offer pc design
classes and workshops and implement phases of pc design on their land as often
as possible. They are on a land trust granted by the School of Living which
can probably connect you with other pc community stuff in the states.

Check out Heathcote via the intentional community web pages ( From the
Heathcote page you can access the School of Living to get more info. The page has all the resources you need to connect with intentional
communities and ecovillages of all flavors.


Daniel Fraser Lewthwaite wrote:
> hi all,
> 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)
> Cheers,  dan

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