Whatever you call it, we’re talking about an intentional neighborhood. There are lots of these around the world. Sometimes they unite people with ideology or even religion. Our unifying factor is health, something that every human needs, predicated on the health of the environment.
“Microvillage” or “Ecovillage” is the general idea. “Biome village” is our unique design.
Right now, this is just an idea, it’s not an actual location. First we need to build the school. Then graduates of the school will create these microvillages over and over.
It’s an idea that is nourished by the knowledge that 10,000 ecovillages exist all around the world. We do not need to reinvent the wheel.
We can take what works and focus it to work for us, for an environmentally sensitive community. When we succeed in making that functional, it can benefit many other people. People who are sensitive but who don’t know there is an environmental component to their health issues. People who want to think better, feel better and be more aligned with their value system, but have never experienced what clean living feels like (because it is genuinely just not available to most people in the modern era.)
Want to learn more about Eco Villages?
- Permaculture Research Institute
- Future Thinkers Village
- Forbes Article– The Rise of the EcoVillage
- RegenVillages – Integrated village designs for thriving regenerative communities
- The Simplicity Institute
- The Global EcoVillage Network (GEN)
- Example property
- CDFIs investing in Healthy Communities
- A Pattern Language and Living Neighborhoods
- The Library of Living Together