Hi Kiko and Max,
I’m not sure if you remember me, so I’ve included our prior emails for your reference (just scroll down past the pictures). Â Since so much has transpired since our last conversations in September 2011, I thought I would share an update with you. Â In January 2012 I signed up for an Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) course that was going to be taught at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in July. Â Three weeks before the start of the course, they were very sad to inform me that it had to be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. Â I was devastated by the news but quickly found out that an EDE was being offered in Denmark in August. Â I wrote to the wonderful people at Hallingelille Ecovillage and they offered me a full-tuition scholarship! Â I lived there for a month and had one of the most profound experiences of my life. Â Authentic people doing authentic work in order to build healthy community on this planet! Â I’ve included some pictures. Â I think you know Flemming Abrahamsen and his wife Karen? Â We took a field trip to visit them at their home and then the next day we took another field trip to the Biodynamic farm where Karen works with autistic young adults. Â I had no idea who they were when I signed up for the field trip but at the very moment I shook Flemming’s hand, I got a strong feeling that he had a connection to Llanto Evans (whom I have never met but with whom I had had conversations via telephone in the past). Â I spontaneously asked Flemming if he knew Llanto and a huge smile came to his face. Â He shook my hand vigorously and said, “oh, yes, yes, my dear friend Llanto, you know, we’re a bunch of pyros! Â I was there in the States and we did a workshop.” Â I felt as though I had just become part of their family! Â They spoke to us for hours about the work they were doing with composting toilets and they toured us around their property to see all the cob structures. Â I felt so much love and I felt so at home that I didn’t want to leave! Â It was all so amazing!
Oh, what a beautiful thing it is, this evolution in consciousness! Â My path has been an interesting one since my first mud-building experience with Starhawk in May 2009. Â I’ve taken a leave absence from my job as a high school Spanish teacher and I’m now studying Biodynamic farming! Â A question that has come up for me lately is this, “is it possible to connect Biodynamic farming and Permaculture?” Â Can’t wait to begin the exploration!
I hope you enjoy the photos and I hope we can keep in touch. Â Be well.
P.S. Â I’m the one wearing the green, multi-pattern shirt. Â The others are my EDE group members.