[permaculture] Sarah West Ecovillage Presentations - Crystal Waters

GENOA Inc lindegger at gen-oceania.org
Wed May 1 21:37:47 EDT 2002

You are Invited to a Colourful Presentation of

Community Living in Eco-villages
across Northern Europe, the USA and New Zealand

Come along to the award winning EcoCentre at Crystal Waters Permaculture
Kilcoy Lane, Conondale (near Maleny, 1.5 hrs north of Brisbane, Queensland)

on Sunday 19 May 2002
2.00 to 5.00 pm

Cost $5 (includes afternoon tea)
the Crystal Waters restaurant and shop is open from 11 am

RSVP to Sally Dean on (07) 54352253

In 2000 Sarah West did a 10 month study tour of eco-villages and innovative
on-site and decentralised sewerage systems in Europe and the USA.   The tour
commenced with a month long Eco-village Training Course at Findhorn in
northern Scotland.  Other European eco-villages highlighted are from Sweden,
Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.  In 2001 Sarah went on a similar dual
study tour in New Zealand for 3 weeks, and participated in the 2 week
Eco-village Design Course at Crystal Waters in Queensland.

This eco-village presentation distils information from all these experiences
that Sarah has had the privilege to participate in, and highlights what
others have found to make community living easier and more satisfying.

Key aspects presented are:
* innovative building styles
* alternative sewerage and energy systems
* community vision and purpose
* community 'glue'
* community organisational structure
* communication and decision-making processes
* economic basis

This will all be accompanied by lots of photos.
Sarah will also have handouts and a display of books and eco-village touring
guide books.

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