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April 06, 2007

Gaviotas in Colombia

To balance an earlier post, I'd like to explore amazing things that are happening in Colombia. Collaborator and friend Timothy Weaver brought the Gaviotas to our attention.
From the website:
Gaviotas is a village of about 200 people in Colombia, South America. For three decades, Gaviotans - peasants, scientists, artists, and former street kids - have struggled to build an oasis of imagination and sustainability in the remote, barren savannas of eastern Colombia, an area ravaged by political terror. They have planted millions of trees, thus regenerating an indigenous rainforest. They farm organically and use wind and solar power. Every family enjoys free housing, community meals, and schooling. There are no weapons, no police, no jail. There is no mayor.

Posted by SWEAT at April 6, 2007 05:38 PM