Dana.io is a brand-new crowd-funding platform, and Terra Nova was chosen to be one of the first twenty campaigns to launch it! In honor of my annual 40-day Spiritual Festival, in preparation for Guru Purnima (it's like yoga New Years!), I am doing a 40-day campaign (along with 40 days of dedicated hatha & meditation). That gives us over a month to get the word out about Terra Nova, and hopefully generate enough funds to build what I am calling the The Dorms - although they may end up being individual cottages (and tree houses!) - as well as install solar panels, fencing, a graywater system & solar oven, rescue some farm animals, launch the organic community garden (need so many tools!), etc.
In summary, for those of you new to this blog:
Over the past few years, I have been feeling a calling to work towards an alternative to the (highly developed) lifestyle to which I have always been accustomed - namely, to minimize my dependence on fossil fuels and The System to provide for my daily needs. After some research, I discovered that - because of legislation, corporate control, and the greatly depleted state of U.S. soils - the land & lifestyle I am looking for are no longer available here in North America. So, a few months ago, I purchased a small orchard in Ecuador - full of mature fruit trees, on a river, with wells and generators, just a few miles from the ocean. Now, I am working towards moving my life down there over the next two years, learning Spanish (muy importante), developing living skills, and building community.
Terra Nova de Corazón is a sacred space where people will come to teach, learn, and heal; a sanctuary for those among us tired of participating in industrial civilization and all its culpability. We will be an outdoor schoolhouse where one can learn traditional living skills, such as growing organic food, tending to animals for milk and eggs, and building solar ovens; a spiritual retreat for yoga, meditation, music, writing and deep personal development. We are working towards being able to accommodate 12 people long-term and many more short-term.
Ever since crowd-funding began, I have said, "Yes," dozens of times to supporting projects of friends and strangers alike. Yesterday, we launched our own crowd-funding campaign. I hope some of you will consider sharing our vision.
Crowd-funding: Terra Nova de Corazón | dana.io (If you are unable to contribute at the moment, please forward to someone who may be interested to be involved. If there is a gift you would like to see offered, please message me and I will do my best to fulfill your wish.)
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Thank you for your continued love, interest and support,