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Eco-Villages....what are they? Is it hippie commune; a place where Greatful Dead cover bands play, new age Amish people or could it be that maybe...just maybe, they are in fact, creating Nirvana, utopian subcultures of sustainable & intentional communities that live and breathe with the surrounding eco-system? The age range and builder skill level vary widely, but the people that create these one-of-a-kind places do soÂ with a high degree ofÂ reveranceÂ for their environmentÂ and inspiration from mother nature. From the dawn of man, the basics of living have reained the same; food, shelter and water. Only in the past few hundred years have we really strayed off the beaten path of our hard working sustainable forefathers. There are Eco-Villages all over the world that are living examples to rest of the population their extrodinary resoursefullness and inginuety, use of biomimicrcrey, natural innovation, creativity, quality of life....an alternative option.
For the Wikipedia definition and a list of local and international eco-villages (click here)
New York Eco-Villages:
Woodhenge - is an off-grid, renewable energy, alternative building and sustainable agriculture learning center in Adams Center, NY
The Alchemical Nursery - A very cool Urban Eco-Village project that has a multitude of elements incoorporated into it to make a better city (Syracuse) and hopefully spread it's culture. Check it out!
White Hawk Eco-VillageÂ Â Â Â Â Â
Eco-Village Directories: (Will be adding more soon!)http://directory.ic.org/records/ecovillages.php - A great world wide list (many place in the US) that will get you started into seeing what's out there. Â
International Eco-Villages & Educational Sites:
Wintergreen Studios - A great Canadian weekend trip destination offering workshops, cordwood & strawbale structures and culinary arts. I can't wait to visit!