Welcome to the Green Garden Earth Newsletter
May 20, 2009
In this issue:
- Why Kin’s Domains?
- Ringing Cedars of Russia series by Vladimir Megre
Why Kin’s Domains?
Now that you know a little bit about Kin’s Domains (see previous newsletter) I can list the promised Benefits of Kin’s Domain settlements:
Safe and supportive environment
In the world of increasing crime its nice to know there are people around who will look out for each other. Since all residents know each other, strangers are spotted and questioned instantly.
Opportunities for social interaction
Many persons are tired of being isolated; ecosettlement provides the option for regular human interaction without sacrificing privacy.
Ecosettlements appreciate the opportunity to share their skills and talents with other members of the community such as music, fixing bikes, cooking, gardening.
By sharing resources, people living in ecosettlements have access to many more facilities than they would on their own. Gardens, play areas, workshops, darkrooms, crafts rooms, lounges and kitchen and dining areas are often part of Ecovillage common facilities.
Given the stresses on modern parents, ecosettlements is an ideal way to raise children and with support from others – especially for single parents. Children have safe places and appropriate facilities in which to play outside of their homes. Children have playmates within their community. Parents have others to share minding duties with.
Sharing resources with others puts less strain on the environment. Working as a group, there are more opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle. Lifestyle in a typical Kin’s Domain settlement is often more simple, more healthy, and uses less chemicals to sometime using none. That applies both to household as well as garden products.
A typical Kin’s Domain can be built on any soil or even sand and it consists of a forested area, garden, a small house and a play area and sometimes a pond. The whole space turns into a beautiful garden providing shelter for many species and often growing endangered plants and herbs.
Lower living costs
Shared means, bulk buying, sharing of resources such as car pooling, sharing baby-sitting, trading goods and less travel due to more on-site activities are some examples of how daily living costs can be reduced.
Kin’s Domain settlers have more free time because of shared meals, shared chores, less travel time due to more on-site activities, and less time minding the kids.
Sustainability and independence
Kin’s Domain settlements aim for sustainability including its own infrastructure and are built to withstand disconnection of the global networks such as water, gas, electricity with their own sources of renewable electricity.
Consensus decision making empowers all residents. Everyone’s point of view must be shared and considered in planning and managing the community.
Diverse intergenerational community
Living with people of all ages provides a diversity of experience for both young and old. Most communities separate ages and family status – settlements bring them together.
Achieving common goals
The Kin’s Domain settlements differ not only by environmental awareness but also in being like-minded individuals, sharing common vision of the future and working toward it together. Many projects are born within these settlements such as an alternative media resources, events and celebrations, lectures and schools, ethical businesses and many more.
Due to intergenerational communication elders often have the chance to pass on the knowledge accumulated over generations of their ancestors to their descendants. Parents have control over what is being taught to their children and provide an improved personalized schooling developing holistic approach in education: providing music, art, sport, and science.
What is good for a settler:
- Personal growth: within community there is always more opportunity for growth them living in isolation in a city.
- Quality of life: less travel, living close to nature, more free time
- Child raising: child is the same conscious being as yourself and the common approach in Kin’s Domain settlements incorporates this approach providing for healthier relationships within family.
- Grown in such environment children grow up to be independent and sustainable.
- One learns many aspects of life, many skills and opens talents.
- Living in the Kin’s Domain community one develops holistically in self-organization, in business, but also in art, in craft, gains basic skills such as building, growing food.
- Self-consciousness is also brought to a new level where one understands himself as part of society and nature.
- Health and clean organic fresh produce from your own garden grown with love!
What is good for the society:
- Economic benefit to country: more sustainable Domains mean less government expenses for support of subdivisions: no garbage collection, no waste water, no chemical treatments, no education expenses.
- Level of life: level of life of a country is the level of life of its citizens. Improving your lifestyle improves the lifestyle of the country, and then the whole society.
- Education: in a friendly environment children learn faster, learn what they want and need, and gain sustainability skills, learning taking care of themselves at the early age. Learning the sustainability skills in gardening and building shelter in the areas of hunger and suffered various disasters becomes life-saving.
Environment regeneration: more Kin’s Domains mean more trees, more gardens, more diversity. Natural practices also mean less waste.
Tell me what you think about the Kin’s Domains. I’ll post the benefits list with your additions on the Green Garden Earth website.
Ringing Cedars of Russia Books by Vladimir Megre: If you didn’t find the Ringing Cedars of Russia books in your local book store call me to place an order for books in English or in Russian: 1-519-270-0916, Leo. Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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