Day 12 @EDE class: Field Trip to “来吧田园”

Sep 7, 2018. We made a field trip to "来吧田园" (Laiba Farm, literally), a rural complex owned by Mr. WANG Jie, one of our classmates. Actually, the project of about 17.5-acre land falls in a new and very Chinese characteristic business model, "田园综合体".  Though often translated as "rural complex" by domestic media, it's different from the original … Continue reading Day 12 @EDE class: Field Trip to “来吧田园”

Day 13 @EDE Class: Community issues, Dujiangyan

Sep 8, 2018. From pseudo-community to chaos? Early in the morning, we started to receive strange news in the WeChat group of the class. One student decided to drop out. I think she was at least disappointed to find out that the ecovillage idea doesn't see veganism as a solution to environmental and social problems, … Continue reading Day 13 @EDE Class: Community issues, Dujiangyan

Day 14 @EDE Class: Taoism and Ecovillage, A Day Off

Sep 9, 2018. Sunday is the only official day off for this class. But we still gathered in the morning for a class review meeting, as most of the class went sightseeing in Dujiangyan tourism district yesterday and couldn't do so. Albert was already in class. Some students were joining a little late. A volunteer … Continue reading Day 14 @EDE Class: Taoism and Ecovillage, A Day Off

Day 8 @EDE Class: Albert Bates, Permaculture, Monday Night Class

Sep 03, 2018. Albert Bates We had our first class with Albert Bates (Wiki) today. I first met him a few days ago at the 2018 Dujiangyan International Forum where he made a presentation on climate change. By then I had read about him on Wikipedia and looked at a list of his books on … Continue reading Day 8 @EDE Class: Albert Bates, Permaculture, Monday Night Class

Day 7 @EDE Class: Field Trip to Huadao Ecological Community

Sep 2, 2018. We made a field trip to Huadao Ecological Community, a two-year old community project managed by one of our classmates, Ms. Alice Wang. Among the typical three types of ecovillages: converted from an urban neighborhood, converted from a traditional rural village, built brand new based on consensus and commitment, Huadao falls in the … Continue reading Day 7 @EDE Class: Field Trip to Huadao Ecological Community