Below is what I wrote when my dream came to meet me and I bought Goffin Land.
The links below are to pioneering organisations / communities which generally resonate with me. I trust readers will find some common ground with these ideas which are spreading widely in the 21st Century.
My hope is to follow the lead given by these organisations in a practical but small way, whilst respecting neighbours and the local community.
The overall ambition is to create the foundations for an ongoing project exploring creative and enriching non mainstream ways of “being” with each other and our natural environment.
The journey for me is to explore an analytical conscious application of our cognitive potential in light of our knowledge of the unique individual – the individual that is moulded by the dominant authority, media, education, group culture etc.
John Yates …. July 2013
Camp Kernow, near Truro, Cornwall, is an innovative off-grid environmental adventure centre dedicated to reconnecting and engaging children with the natural environment and inspiring them to live more sustainably.
Tamera in Southern Portugal is an international training and experimental site for the development of peace research villages and healing biotopes worldwide. “Those who don`t want war need a vision for peace”.
Embercombe is a charity and social enterprise established to champion a way of living that celebrates the opportunities inherent in this challenging time and that inspires people to contribute energetically towards the emergence of a socially just, environmentally sustainable and spiritually fulfilling human presence on earth.
The Centre for Alternative Technology, CAT, is an education and visitor centre which demonstrates practical solutions for sustainability. It covers all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.