Ecovillages: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Communities

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New Society Publishers, Sep 1, 2005 - Architecture - 288 pages
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A unique combination of permaculture design and ecovillage planning -- with examples from around the world.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Ecotop Germany 2426
24
Patterns in Nature
38
Reading natures book
51
the Social Aspect
59
The coordinating leader
75
Conflict resolution
89
Materials
106
Living Machines
167
The nuclear waste legacy
177
Wind generators
186
Unconventional sources
195
World economics the gold standard and porridge oats
204
LETS and other selfgenerated systems
211
Community Supported Agriculture
222
Design HandsOn
231

Design
119
advice to growers and consumers
136
Plants and their spirits
150
Water and Sewage
155
Our crimes against water
161
Report writing
246
Book List
259
Periodicals
275
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About the author (2005)

Jan Martin Bang has spent a lifetime working in alternative communities ranging from the kibbutz in Israel to his present home in the Camphill community of Solborg in Norway. He leads training and development for new ecovillage projects around the world.

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