Our Dream – The Grand Ecovillage Vision
The worldwide ecovillage vision has its roots in civil society saying: this is how we want to live with each other and our children; this is how we want to live with the natural world, plants and animals. This is how we want to reinvent ourselves as humans. “We are not a collection of objects but a community of subjects”. Economics and technology must adapt to that – not the other way round. In this way society can be structured to reflect spiritual and natural laws. We wish to be free from enslavement to capitalism.
The making of Peacetown:
The back-to-the-land movement…
The movement calls for communal occupants of land, to grow food on a small-scale basis for themselves or for others, and to live on the land while doing so. Each smallholder is to own and build their own home on a minimum of one hectare of productive land. Individual businesses are encouraged and supported here.
The back-to-the-land movement, is a migration from cities to rural areas, its greatest vigor being before the mid-1970s. There have been back-to-the-land population movements throughout the centuries, and throughout the world, largely due to the occurrence of severe urban problems as we in S.A. now experience, and people feel the need to live a better life, often simply to survive.
The need for Peacetown Ecovillages in South African.
With South Africa gaining the title of “crime capital of the world”, it has become evident that Mr Mandela’s vision of a rainbow nation, with peace and prosperity for all, has been destroyed.
Safety has become the number one priority for all South Africans, with all living in constant fear daily, and having to lock themselves up at night.
20,000 murders a year,rapes every 24 seconds, housebreaking,car hijacking, robbery and crimes committed…. every second.
With this out of control, unacceptable evil in mind, Peacetown ecovillages become the solution for the God fearing people or our rainbow nation imprisoned by crime.
Not only will these havens offer residents a peaceful and safe environment, it will also strive to provide a natural eco-friendly habitat that selected talents and families will prosper in.
Many South Africans have resorted to emigrating to other parts of the world, in an attempt to escape the criminal elements of this beautiful country. Now, with
the Peacetown concept, they will no longer have to sacrifice their birthplace for foreign territory.
Peacetown provides decent South Africans with a natural environment that they can truly embrace. It is time that South Africans once again raised their families within the safety of a peaceful and moral commune. That time is now!
Let us be pro-active and secure the future of our families. Let us stop living with the evil we face daily. Let us make our homes in Peacetown, where peace of mind is no longer an unheard of myth, but a daily occurrence.
BACK TO THE LAND. WORLDWIDE EXAMPLES:
Ringing Cedars of Russia
The Ringing Cedars’ series offers material about living close to the Earth in a village of Kin’s domains by creating a ‘Space of Love’. The books have become the basis for a Russian and increasingly worldwide, Back to the Land movement, based on the Russian tradition of self-reliant simple living on the land, providing physical subsistence and spiritual fulfillment. It is one of a number of such projects in Russia. The books and communities combine deep ecology with traditional, even conservative, family values. This is based on the idea of “kin estates” or self-sufficient family homesteads. Before the publication of the first book in the series, there were virtually no eco-villages in Russia. By June 5, 2004, eight years later, a conference of the Ringing Cedars Movement in Vladimir, attracted delegates from over 150 eco-villages from across 48 of the 89 regions of Russia. In addition to Russia, Anastasia centers can be found in Australia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.
GLOBAL ECOVILLAGE NETWORK . GEN
(Peacetown is part of the worldwide Ecovillage movement).
A Global Civilisation in Harmony
The Vision is Manifesting
That our vision is not pure utopia can be illustrated by much of the information on this site and related links. The vision is, in fact, slowly manifesting all over the world with millions of participants and with the wind of inevitability behind it. Read, for example, the history of The Ecovillage Movement, the story of theGlobal Ecovilllage Network, more detail about the question, “What is an ecovillage?” and about the people who are making it happen in the illustrated book Ecovillage Living; Restoring the Earth and Her People. New educations teach how to establish ecovillages. See more in the Gaia Education section of this site.
The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing their own pathways to a sustainable future, and building bridges of hope and international solidarity.
As a solution-based, multi-stakeholder alliance, GEN provides information, tools, examples and global representation to the expanding network of those dedicated to developing and demonstrating sustainability principles and practices in their lifestyles and communities around the world
American Red Indians;
The native red Indians lived on the continent now known as America, since creation. They lived off the land with nature, having little discourse and disruption. They were well fed, content and established. In fact, the men and women usually were placed in typical roles. The men were hunters, warriors and protectors, while the women tended to the children, their homes and farmed. It depended on the tribe when it came to artwork. In some tribes, the men would actually weave baskets and blankets. Natural foods were consumed and hunted. Deer, buffalo, fish and various birds, were the game of choice. Corn, beans, squash, berries, nuts and melons, were the fruits and vegetables that were consumed. Berries were also often used as a natural dye for fabrics.
While the late 1800’s into the 1900’s and beyond, began to bring struggle to the Native American Indians, they fought a tough battle in pursuit of protecting their land. Many different laws were passed by various US presidents, stating that the Indians should be removed. In other cases, bloody battles were fought, with lives lost on both sides. The Native American Indians were forced out of their homeland, prompting such legendary stories as the Trail of Tears.
“Africa’s smallholder farmers produce the vast majority of food grown on the continent and they are the backbone of a sector that employs more than 65 percent of all Africans,” said Strive Masiyiwa, chairman of AGRA. “So when businesses, governments, researchers and farmers work together to strengthen our food production and distribution systems, they are seeking commercial success that will be shared across African society—and particularly for the poorest among us.”
“Scaling up productivity in African agriculture so that it contributes to the prosperity of the women and men living in rural areas is an absolute pre-requisite of prosperity for our continent.”
Unfortunately today in South Africa, smallholder farming has been abandoned as the masses invade the cities seeking money. The African leaders however thrive on greedy capitalism, and so, “the rich get richer and the poor poorer”.The resultant unemployment and poverty is forcing the poor into crime, after begging for survival.One out of three of our youth in South Africa are unemployed and the developed sites, cities, and towns cover only 20% of South Africa. This has led to total overcrowding and illegal shack-dwellers, increasing crime and poverty, while most of the country is sparsely inhabited or left to erode.
This beautiful land is screaming to be tended and productive again.
“The animals and trees will rejoice with you people”
Many decent people hope to dethrone corruption through elections but we believe this to be a fruitless endeavor. The criminal element is now so huge, it ensures victory and already has the “justice system” and so called “police” in its corrupt pocket. Can anybody name just one government department that is free of corruption? Or one person who is unaffected by crime? Is there any place in South Africa, where you will feel safe with your family? The answers to these questions may have you pondering for a long time, yet you will still end up back at a negative response.
For decent people EVERYTHING is just getting worse and worse, but for the criminal everything is getting better and better as only a fraction of ONE percent are locked up.
We say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and to leave the criminals to steal from each other and kill each other rather … instead of the innocent.
It is time for decent people to move… and stop being imprisoned by crime.
Our security is in numbers on private property, and by strictly enforcing the right of admission.
It is time for peace, time to remove the shackles, and time to live with God’s creation… our Mother earth.
A Peacetown is simply a privately owned community farm, an ecovillage, where selected God-fearing people live self-sufficiently on their own land as a nation. Mandela’s dream of a “true” Rainbow Nation is realized at this sanctuary. We are farmers, talented individuals and traders, offering visitors a natural and peaceful getaway.
Investors will be selected according to their vision and talents. You don’t have to be rich… but ethical and God-fearing only.
A talented people will have no unemployment or poverty, and to live in a town with no killing or stealing or rape…will be like living in another world.
Peacetown is unlike other so called “security estates” where anyone is allowed as long as you have the millions, no matter what you are, or how your wealth was obtained.
Now at Peacetown one hector plots are available only to decent qualifying persons with talents, and then for only R50,000.
We have the vision of seeing a Peacetown in every province of South Africa, sharing and supporting each other. We feel that if we unite as a moral nation in the fight for the survival of our families, we WILL succeed.
Let our homes bring peace to nature’s garden as we remove ourselves from the corrupt evil and their concrete jungle.
If you see the vision and wish to be part of this worldwide movement… please contact us;