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New Meetup: March NW NJ Ecovillage Gathering

From: Abe
Sent on: Thursday, March 11, 2010 11:08 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Permaculture Network of NJ!

What: March NW NJ Ecovillage Gathering

When: Saturday, March 27,[masked]:00 PM

22 Lenape Ave
Newton, NJ 07860

The next ecovillage gathering will be on Saturday the 27th from noon to 4pm. We will discuss chapters five and six of Creating a Life Together, and share a potluck together. I thought I'd let you know what the time line for the planning of the ecovillage will be like. There's not much to say, but we will finish up with the book discussions soon, and then we'll have unpublicized meetings to finish the visioning stage of the organizing. So, if you'd like to be part of the founding of the NW NJ Ecovillage, please come to the upcoming gatherings. We'll be bucklin' down and getting busy, so meetings will become less public and more tight-knit soon. As the visioning stage passes, we'll move into the land search and business planning. Then finally, we'll be moving on to the land and start the settling process.

Please pass on word of the next ecovillage gathering. Publicize it and invite friends. Listserves and facebook (Here's the facebook event link) are good, but one-on-one conversations with people you think would be interested and who would be dedicated organizers are the best. I read an article recently by John Michael Greer entitled The Costs of Community which I think is really relevant. He talks about how people have walked away from organizing in their communities. He says people want community without the responsibility that community requires. I recommend this article to all of you. I really like the quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. "People who love Peace have got to learn to organize as effectively as those who love War." You could substitute anything for Peace or War there. If we want to create community in our lives, if we want to be prepared for the Great Turning, or the Long Emergency of energy decent, economic decent, and climate change, we need to organize as a community.

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