Four months have gone by- here its been a time focused on the "Protect O.U.R.Ecovillage forever" campaign, while I was on the other side of the planet working with villagers and volunteers in Tanzania.
And as the days are getting longer and sunny afternoons beckon us to go out and rake the front yard we are making plans to host one of our favorite events: the Natural Building Colloquium; mark your Calendar for May 19-22, 2011 .
If you've been around the natural building movement you will have heard of these gatherings: people come together as community- to re-kindle their spirits, spend time catching up with each other and to integrate new members into the movement.
It's fairly informal, warm, exciting, inspiring. We listen to each others stories of successes and experimentation, see images of work, try out a new technique and go for walks with old and new friends.
Many of us still remember the last time we hosted the colloquium here: we had so much fun dancing to the music of Marimba Muzuva that the next day all of us walked around a little stiffer. So here's our promise: we'll have another dance - will you come and join?