14-18. July, 2010.   

Zirc, Akli major, Hungary

If you imagine your future in an eco-village or you want to settle and docommunity farming or you are already doing this but you search for more people, join us in the first regional Reclaim the Fields camp in Hungarybetween 14 and 18 July, 2010.

Let’s meet, let’s share experiences, let’s dream and plan our common way together! We, the small Hungarian star of the Reclaim the Fields constellation, theEarthRise group, feel that the time has come to meet all of you who think similarly to us. In our country, countless informal groups prove that there are more and more people who think that a radical change in our lifestyles is needed to overcome the present economic, social and ecological crisis .

We think that this change begins by re-establishing a direct relationship with the E/earth – where it ends, we do not know. But we do believe that by going to the land we can create autonomous communities which may form the basis of a human-scale co-existence with all creatures on Earth. This is not something new at all. Wed o know the intentions of the “Living Village Network” in Hungary, and other initiatives that stand for the same ideas. And we do know international examples such as the Longo Mai Cooperatives which have concrete experiences in this field. Our group feels itself close to initiatives that strive for an agriculture which integrates man’s body, soul and spirit into the whole of our beautiful planet. We strongly feel that an ever stronger social basis is being born where we all walk along in the same direction.

We thus kindly invite You, and everybody who is walking towards the same goals in mind or in practice to join us in a camp between 14 and 18 July, 2010, in the mountains of Bakony, Hungary. The gathering is going to be a small step of a bigger spatial and temporal process: it is going to be the first regional gathering of Reclaim the Fields and thus strives to strengthen the national processes of urban exodus. The gathering is at the same time a creative process: at its core will be a creative intellectual workshop in the mornings. In the afternoons practical workshops are being held in topics such as bee keeping, cheese making, permaculture, “retextile”, medicinal plants, etc. In the evenings we will have inspirational plenary sessions with some pioneers in the theme of community-based resource sharing. Respecting the Earth, the spirit and the soul, we created a methodology (and structure) for the camp that supports/enhances/fosters participation. The camp has no outer sponsorship, so all offerings, let them be financial, material or spiritual, are warmly welcome. The more we put together the more possibility we can have in the camp.

Therefore we have to ask for a fixed contribution, which will cover the meals, the accommodation and the program. Please     register     yourself      directly   by    sending     us    an   e-mail     to: foldkelte@yahoo.com until the 30 of June. The camp fee is 30 euros for the 4 days and we encourage that you come for the full time. If you do not stay for the entire camp, it costs 10 euros per day. You will soon find all the details in English on our blog: www.foldkelte.wordpress.com

Come and join us! Let’s cultivate our spirit and land together! the EarthRise group, June, 2010