[permaculture] Paolo Lugari/ Gaviotas, Columbia in May 1-5, 2008 Philadelphia
Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
lakinroe at silcom.com
Mon Mar 17 00:29:57 EDT 2008
Gaviotas is a village of about 200 people in
Colombia, South America. For three decades,
Gaviotans - peasants, scientists, artists, and
former street kids - have struggled to build an
oasis of imagination and sustainability in the
remote, barren savannas of eastern Colombia, an
area ravaged by political terror. They have
planted millions of trees, thus regenerating an
indigenous rainforest. They farm organically and
use wind and solar power. Every family enjoys
free housing, community meals, and schooling.
There are no weapons, no police, no jail. There is no mayor.
The United Nations named the village a model of
sustainable development. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
has called Paolo Lugari the "inventor of the world."
Gaviotas - Wikipedia, the free
encyclopediaGaviotas is an eco-village located in
the Colombian department of Vichada, at
4°33'17"N, 70°54'55"W. It was founded in 1971 by
Paolo Lugari who assembled a ...
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaviotas - 26k - http://www.friendsofgaviotas.org/
Weekend with Paolo Lugari/Las Gaviotas
Thursday, May 1 thru Sunday, May 4
Thursday, May 1 6pm 8pm
School of the Future
Cost: $10.00 - $25.00
Innovation and Sustainable Design Workshop:
Friday May 2 - Sunday May 4
Tabernacle United Church
Cost: $295.00 advanced registration by March 31, 2008 (includes public talk)
$400.00 late registration after March 31, 2008 (includes public talk)
Brunch With Paolo Lugari:
Sunday May 4 10 am - 12 pm
White Dog Café
Cost: $95.00 (limited to 12 participants)
Tour of green projects in Philadelphia:
Sunday May 4 10 am - 12 pm
Visit local green technology/building projects
To Register for the workshop please follow the link below.
To Register for Public Talk, Brunch, or Tour Contact GVP
greenvillagephiladelphia at att.net
Please check back shortly for more events
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Dedicated to the design of sustainable
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As industrial societies face an unprecedented
convergence of ecological and social crises
commonsense demands that political and corporate
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In 2008 we are honing our site search, initiating
our clean technology incubation services, rolling
out our first education series, and running the GVP design competition.
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