There is a question — positioning in society of the idea of Family Homestead Settlement.
Consider the following:
The initiative group arranges the land, start building and make habitable the taken areas. Then comes the presentation of their plots and then it turns out that people create the family homestead as ecovillage.
After all, if family homestead is created and then the second, the third it turns out the sum of family homestead.
And actually, it turns out otherwise — ecovillage. Weird.
But what about the Idea of a family homestead? It has nothing to do with the world view that positioned in the society as an eco.
Read Wikipedia http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecovillage#cite_note-1
Ecovillages are traditional or intentional communities whose goal is to become more socially, culturally, economically and ecologically sustainable. Ecovillages are consciously designed through locally owned, participatory processes to regenerate and restore their social and natural environments.
The history of the ecovillages
In the West, the eco-villages movement began in the early 1960-ies. In Russia, the first settlement appeared in the early 1990s, when they began to become evident and widely published materials in many environmental problems. The Russian network of ecovillages was established in 2005.”
The link which is given here, says that ecovillages of Grishino, Kovcheg, Edinstvo, Luchezarnoe, Majskoe just continue the Western movement of the early 1960-ies.
There’s something else:
- “The strategy of development of the movement of ecovillages in the information age” (Institute of Control Sciences (Moscow) http://www.ipu.ru/stran/bod/borok.htm
“The main thrust of eco-settlements in no case should focus on the stages of the work already completed by the civilization (agriculture, small manufacturing, etc.). Only high informational technology and their efficiency should be higher than the average, they can only guarantee the life for us and our children in the eco-settlements. Otherwise, as the earth becomes “too close”, will come more powerful or the rich people (who had amassed wealth on the destruction of the earth’s ecosystem), and will stomp all over what they do not understand or do not like…”
- A new way to live http://eco.lociya.ru/eco_colony.htm
“In the West, the first ecovillages in the modern sense of this word appeared in the 1960s of the 20th century — simultaneously with the hippie movement, with a growing interest in man’s inner world, and awareness of environmental problems in Western society…
There are many ecovillages in the United States. In Europe recently established GEN — Europe (the European Union ecovillages)”
Here. Hippies, GEN — Europe — here is the ecovillages movement, presented to the public. By the way, this movement has enlisted in its ranks also the Kovcheg settlement. But do the settlers know about it?
It seems that there is no Ringing Cedars of Russia book series, if there are ecovillages, the idea of which doesn’t belong to Megre. There is also movement of ecovillages.
But the builders of Family Homestead, did they not feel this substitution? People not thinking about in which movements they participate?
But it’s not only the substitution of the concept.
There is the discrepancy of our appeals to the authorities behind this.
Here we are creating an ecovillage, and then we are asking the Law about the Family Homestead. It’s nonsense. Such law is not needed for settlement. There are other principles of organization.
But the Family Homestead Settlement needs such a Law.
But there are no such settlements. Not stated.
And no one will grok, that someone assumes under the guise of “ecovillage”. The name of the settlement defines the worldview of all participants in its creation.
This is in regards to the ecovillage.
But there is another concept with which is not all clear. This is definition of “Family Homestead”.
It would seem it’s all clear — Family Homestead Settlement, the settlement of the same generation. But what does that have to do with settlements consisting of family homestead created by not unrelated families — is not clear. It turns out that such a settlement suggests that in its composition only Family Homestead of relative?
I assume that this substitution occurred by inadvertently.
But there are only two concepts in the topic of the Family Homestead:
Family Homestead Settlement
And that’s all.