On November 17th the Findhorn Foundation celebrates its 57th birthday. On such occasions we often reexamine our convictions in light of their fruits—the truth of how things are, not the theory. Here are a few reflections inspired by the words spoken to Eileen Caddy, and those of the co-founders; Peter Caddy and Dorothy Maclean. The […]
The Scottish Rural Network, of which PET is a member, has an interesting blog on self-help communities in South Korea. Pretty far from Findhorn I hear you think; but not the self-help part. It’s of interest because it links community skills, the ageing phenomenon and social enterprise. Enjoy the blog.
Scotland’s Climate Week is 7-13 October. Check out the activities: http://www.greenerscotland.org/scotland%E2%80%99s-climate-week-tackling-the-climate-emergency-together
What do you feel/think about it? We have yet another co-word. Co-ol… Some community food for thought… Here’s an urban example of co-living so you can get a feel for thecollective: their mission is “to build and activate spaces that foster human connection and enable people to lead more fulfilling lives.” A Developer: “What I’m […]
In a monthly info blog we get, I read a great piece on examples of rural village development. Development of this kind is a complex juggling act of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ investments in both learning and activity: really, it stands or falls with whether we truly believe in our own communities today. It is heartening […]
More than 80% of Kenyan households rely on biomass (e.g. wood & charcoal) for energy; it is mainly used for cooking and occasionally for space and water heating. Wood and charcoal are obtained almost exclusively from the forest (90%), which is a key driver of deforestation in Kenya. The impact of deforestation is widespread, affecting […]
Approximately 60% of the people in the northern districts do not have access to clean water and rely exclusively on open wells, lakes and other unprotected sources. The community borehole project is unique in that it concentrates efforts on finding existing damaged water supplies and boreholes, repairing them to restore the water supply to the […]