Communication and Education, Sunseed News

CE Travelling & Networking around South Spain …

During the last months CE department has been very busy traveling around, spreading information, knowledge and representing Sunseed in many events…. we enjoyed so much!!

One of our favorite tasks is the networking. Some weekends ago – 5th – 7th October –  Cassandra and me (Patricia) we’ve been in Ecoaltea an eco fair in Alicante province, that happens every year the first weekend of October. It’s organized by Bilolama association, so that means: Bippan, Mercedes, Aurelia, M. Luz.. and many other persons….                                                          It’s a great one, it includes more than 50 stands and 100 free activities.

Cass and Pat went with Sunseed stand and run 3 workshops:

1. Dragon Dreamingproject planning, 2. How to make your organization sustainable and 3. an Ecovillage presentation. More than 1000 persons looking for and supporting a greener and more harmoniums way of living… great!!

Before that, the CE team, together with “Irish Dave” PC gardener from los Molinos, took part in the Summer Iberic Ecovillages Gathering, that happened between the 14th  and the 16th of September in Los Portales Ecovillage in Sevilla organised by the RIE Iberic Ecovillages Network (from which Sunseed is member).

We spend 3 days between 400 people from different communities and/or interested about ecovillages, from Spain & Portugal. It was 3 days full of workshops and contacting people, explaining about Sunseed and sharing dreams about a sustainable future. We run also a couple of workshops: one about the Ecological dimensions of the Ecovillages together with Toni Marin from Ecohabitar Magazine;    and two other workshops about Dragon Dreaming project planing, one of them  with Xaba from Brasil, representative of CASA Latinamerican Ecovillages Network.

It was nice as well, as interesting and useful to see again the persons representatives of the Network coming from the different ecovillages, also meet again many friends and collaborators, such as: MariaJose from Ecovamos, Toni & Miracles from Ecohabitar Magazine; and to meet new ones!!

So as you can see we have been very busy September and October sharing and exchanging information, developing new contacts

 And finished the gathering with a very exciting new; Sunseed  has been choose to host the next Iberic Ecovillage internal gathering, happening next winter 2013 !!!!!

Patricia Cañas  –  Communication & Education coordinator