Bristol Eco Village - the Urban Centre for Alternative Technology

MarkiB mark at
Wed Mar 24 18:52:55 GMT 2010

taken from Indymedia newswire:

Bristol Eco Village - the Urban Centre for Alternative Technology

Posted: 24.03.2010 

Within the next few months, an Urban Eco Village will be setup in Bristol.
Have you got the courage to move off-grid and help make it a monumental
success? It doesn't matter if you have no skills or experience - this time
last year I didn't. 

The Bristol Eco Village is an Urban Center for Alternative Technology. It
will be an experiment in sustainable urban living. We aim to directly
research methods of sustainable off-grid living within the confines of the
concrete jungle. 

Urban Eco Villages seek to achieve full integration with the surrounding
community: how are we supposed to show them that another world is possible
if all we cause them is agro? 

If the community isn't onside, then the project wont last. This is the
number one reason why Bristol Eco Village will operate a strict 'No Drink,
No Drugs!' policy. 

The Bristol Eco Village project claims lineage with the Civil War Diggers
movement. We see ourselves as 21st Century Diggers, peacefully campaigning
for access to the land from a contemporary perspective. 

"We come in peace they said 
To dig and sow 
We come to work the lands in common 
And to make the waste ground grow 
This earth divided 
We will make whole 
So it will be 
A common treasury for all 

We work we eat together 
We need no swords 
We will not bow to the masters 
Or pay rent to the lords 
Still we are free 
Though we are poor 
You Diggers all stand up for glory 
Stand up now!" 

- World Turned Upside Down, Leon Rosselson 

We need as much help as possible to make this venture a resounding success.
The village operates under freeconomic principles, so all donations of
materials or manual labor will be warmly welcomed. 

But most of all, what we need is people like YOU to come and live with us.
The communal aspect of Eco Villages can't be described adequately with
words, it must be experienced to be fully understood. Trust me, its one of
the most mind-blowing experiences around! 

Checkout our 'Bristol Eco Village' Facebook group, or e-mail us at '
bitsofwood at' for more info. 

Now, more than ever, we must all BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE. 

More more info: email - bitsofwood at 

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