[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

Public Talk:
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

More Info...

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 
created, supported, and in-conjunction with Green Village Philadelphia.

Welcome to Green Village Philadelphia

Dedicated to “the design of sustainable 
ecosystems that integrate human society
with its natural environment for the benefit of both" (Mitsch, 1998).

As industrial societies face an unprecedented 
convergence of ecological and social crises 
commonsense demands that political and corporate 
self-interest yield to a broader vision that 
addresses economic development, social justice, 
quality housing, ecological restoration and 
issues of sustainability simultaneously and 
holistically, not as isolated variables.

Green Village Philadelphia is a group of 
entrepreneurs, business owners and community 
activists engaged in developing an evolving 
community that is designed for multi-use, mixed 
income, and multi-generation living, working, 
learning, growing, creating and playing: a 
sustainable urban neighborhood that will be a 
pioneer of holistic urban planning.

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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