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ECOVILLAGE DESIGN EDUCATION

The Ecovillage Design Education is a comprehensive course in Integrative
Whole Systems Design for Sustainability.

It is organised as a mandala that we call the sustainability wheel, encompassing what we perceive to be the four primary dimensions of human experience –
Worldview, Ecological, Social and Economic aspects.

To view the learning outcomes and the curriculum, click here

To read the reports of the previous EDEs in Glarisegg, click on the year.

By fulfilling the course requirements, you will receive:
Certification by Gaia Education as an
EDE designer

LEARN LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY

in all dimensions and new words: „What is regenerative leadership? How to connect to yourself, while creating a supportive field of community?" These questions are some of the red threads woven into the four dimensions of the Gaia Education curriculum. 

SOCIAL TOOL BOX

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- Collective processes for community building, including:

- Scott Peck

- Sociocracy 3.0 - Group Decision Making

- Possibility Management

- Forum

- Conflict Resolution

- Way of Council, Fishbowl 

- Trauma informed processes

WORLDVIEW / CULTURAL

- Deep Ecology

- The Work that Reconnects 

- Holotropic Breathwork

- Meeting Ecovillage founders

- Global Ecovillage Network 

- Sweatlodge
- Exploring indigeneity

- Singing Culture

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ECOLOGICAL

- Permaculture Design & Principles
- Global Chocolate Production 
- World Food production & Distribuition
- Ecological Gastronomy
- Dynamic Agroforestry - Food Forests
- Hands on gardening
- Food Waste

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ECONOMIC

- Regenerative Economics & Degrowth
- Global Economy
- Leadership and Entrepreneurship
- Community Economies
- Empowered Fundraising
- Money, You and the Economy

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HOLISTIC DESIGN

- Dragon Dreaming
- Embodied Leadership 
- Mentoring on group projects
- Permaculture Principles in Design Functions
- Various theoretical approaches, like Theory U

HOLISTIC PROJECT DESIGN

Small working groups will organize around projects of their choice. Not all project ideas will be selected. The course is anchored by applying the elements learned in each of the four dimensions to these real life dreams.

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