Abundance EcoVillage Project
Care of the Earth - Care of the People
Abundance EcoVillage is a place where village design, energy, shelter, water, gardening, farming, waste recycling, and landscaping are done in way that is in tune with natural law. In tune with natural law means, at a minimum, that the systems we use to obtain the services listed above do not destroy or damage the larger systems of the earth that maintain a hospitable environment for life on our planet. Wherever possible, these services are provided in a way that not only sustains but enhances the ability of the earth to clean our air and water, maintain the balance of gasses in the atmosphere, and in general provide a beautiful and safe place to live.
It also means that we attempt to be in harmony with the more subtle influences on the land through the use of Sthapatya Veda. Sthapatya Veda prescribes the proper dimension and placement of buildings in relation to the rest of the cosmos, so that the structures, by their dimensions and placement, give a feeling of "at home in the universe", maximizing the positive influences from the cosmos and minimizing the negative ones. In short, living in the ecovillage allows an individual to live in an environment that is in harmony with both the more gross aspects of natural law and the more subtle. Living in the ecovillage allows one to gain the blessings of natural law through Sthapatya Veda and to give blessings back to nature through permaculture design.
The ecovillage also seeks to foster opportunities for informal, positive, interesting, and regular interactions between a diversity of residents. The ecovillage aims to foster, support, and provide a voice for diverse lifestyles and points of view.