Calendar 2016

The calendar is now on the website. There will be a lot permaculture and many cooking classes next year. Raw Food appears among the courses and in the kitchen too. Sustainable health is, as usual, an important component. The program also includes sustainable personal finance, biological wastewater solutions, environmentally-friendly painting, beekeeping, solar energy etc. The… Fortsätt läsa Calendar 2016

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Interesting Meetings

Consider how many interesting and conscious people you meet on Ecotopia. People of all ages from different countries and continents. Students, employees, entrepreneurs, civil servants, active volunteers…from the whole range of different professional groups, as well as people who have not found their place in this society. All meetings are equally interesting! The common denominator… Fortsätt läsa Interesting Meetings

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Harvest, vision and solar heating


Autumn has arrived and so it is time to harvest and store. The greenhouse tunnel has been emptied of peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergine, grapes, etc. The tomato plants look overgrown and physalis is everywhere you look – both ripe  and unripe fruit. The root vegetables are still standing outside, as are the leeks and Brussels… Fortsätt läsa Harvest, vision and solar heating


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Harvest, vision and solar heating

Autumn has arrived and so it is time to harvest and store. The greenhouse tunnel has been emptied of peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergine, grapes, etc. The tomato plants look overgrown and physalis is everywhere you look – both ripe and unripe fruit. The root vegetables are still standing outside, as are the leeks and Brussels… Fortsätt läsa Harvest, vision and solar heating

Inspiring study visits and educational development phase

On Sunday it was time for an international study visit. The Swedish Institute [Svenska Institutet] arranged this visit with representatives from five countries in Africa Kenya, Tanzania, Etiopien, Rwanda and Zambia. This as a part of the Swedish Institute Management Programme, a leadership programme focusing on sustainable business. We offered welcome smoothies, lectures, a guided tour… Fortsätt läsa Inspiring study visits and educational development phase

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Sun, home remedies and the circular economy

Ecological cultivation, permaculture, solar energy, waste and natural medicine. The autumn course offerings cover a broad range. First up is Ingalill Kjellqvist, who for the fourth term in a row is leading a course on qigong and inspiration to self-healing, based upon Sanna Ehdin Anandala’s book ’12 veckor till ett självläkande liv’ (’12 weeks to… Fortsätt läsa Sun, home remedies and the circular economy

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Summer, painting & permaculture

Summer has now arrived with a bang! So now Maria Attström, who held courses in environmentally-friendly painting at Ecotopia in the spring, is painting the meeting place with waterglass and Alabaster’s silicate mineral paint, which doesn’t contain any plastic. You can see the lovely result in the pictures. In addition, we are utilising the peak… Fortsätt läsa Summer, painting & permaculture

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Intense and cool spring

Carl Schlyter was here to talk about the circular economy on Saturday. We are planning to invite economist Christian Felber to Stockholm in November. He has developed a new model, The Economy of the Common Good, and a new banking system. Christian’s first book in English is launching in the summer. You can meet him… Fortsätt läsa Intense and cool spring

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Straw bale house building 

Certified straw bales were delivered on Tuesday and we put them into storage in the neighbour’s barn. Five people came to help so it took only two hours. Now the studs that we prefabricated in winter are being put up and it is exciting to behold the view from every window. A completely new perspective… Fortsätt läsa Straw bale house building 

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Easter exhibition The Settlers

This exhibition is about a more subsistent ecological lifestyle, about constructing one’s own healthy buildings, about cooperation, about strengthening the local society, circular economy and about creating one’s own sustainable future while simultaneously contributing to sustainable development, both globally and locally. In this post-industrial era it is now time to build a new society –… Fortsätt läsa Easter exhibition The Settlers

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