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what’s up in Reggioli (august 2020)

ita / eng / de / FR

Dear friends of Reggioli,
I hope that you are all well and that in these times of a humanitarian crisis you found atleast some
space for regeneration and time for contemplation and insight. We are in the midst of a great
change and this actually offers the possibility of renewing and reorganizing our own reality of life.
You can say that not many things are new globally, but we are only at the beginning. The work has
just started. Let us fully savor this moment and nurture our dream of building a world that we want
to live in. Many projects were brought to their knees by the lockdown and it was and is not an
easy time for Reggioli aswell. We had debts before the lockdown, now they have increased. There
seems to be little money around, probably being centralized and concentrated at the usual
economic entities. This is why I think it is important to unite us now and support virtuoso projects.
Every purchase is a statement, a decision – let’s direct our energy in the right direction to make
our contribution to rebuilding this world.
For the post-quarantine phase, I thought about how we could meet again in Reggioli to celebrate
exchange and beauty and to enjoy life in this wonderful place with local culinary delights. The
vegetable garden is full of happy plants. They can’t wait to get to know you and, if you treat them
kindly, will provide you with fruits and vegetables.
Now take a look at the various courses, meetings and offers for regenerating turistic visits.

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
Social distancing and virtual communication have shaped us in the last months, I think, it is
extremely important that we find contact with the true world again. Being simple, with hugs and
caresses, scents and colors, animal voices, sun and wind, rain and rainbows.
This invitation is aimed at everyone who wants to get involved in a community life in the
country.
In these two weeks you will be introduced to the functioning of this place, you will learn its
history and philosophy.
Immerse yourself in Reggioli, with activities in the garden, sharing recipes and adventures in the
forest …
from August 1st to 15th
Price for food and lodging 140 €
A WWOOF ID 35 € is required

PROJECT ECOVILLAGE
Shortly after the lockdown, some people spoke to me and expressed their interest in our
Ecovillage project. Since then we have been in lively exchange, which I hope will bring new energy
to the project.
Adriana Manca started her trial year in Reggioli in May. She introduces herself on our website,
have a look! Moreover, Gabriele Andreoli has been with us since the beginning of July. He offers
various yoga courses. He too is looking for an answer to the question of how he can change his
life.

what’s up in Reggioli

ita / eng / de / FR

Hi Dear Reggioli friends,

As perhaps some already know, we are in a phase of great change in Reggioli.
Since September Lucile, Elias, Amanita and Janru have moved to Colle Val d ’Elsa and attend the Waldorf La Formica school project.
It is an important step for our family, our children finally have the opportunity to build new ongoing relationships in this educating community.
Lucile takes care of accompanying the children on this adventure and she herself is following the Steiner training, e
continues to make crafts and markets, but no longer deals with the organization and management of Reggioli.
In fact, I will deal with this for now that I have remained the only human being continuously present in this Podere.
Every Friday the children return to Reggioli for an adventure and on Sunday I take them back to their home at the “Merlo”.

I want to continue the project of creating an intentional ecological community or ecovillage.
And for now I share this dream with many people, but with Davide we are working on it in a concrete way. I’ve known him since 2017, when we worked together with PantaRei.
We then met several times for similar ideas, since since October last year we have been working together on an experiential school project for the first ecological farmer settlement.
The idea is to set in motion a process of profiling and designing an ecological community settlement with a high degree of food self-sufficiency, starting from permaculture design.
The path from analysis to design and implementation becomes the basis of the study. The goal is to experiment with the creation of a model of coexistence and management of rural areas.
The research focuses on food and energy production, human relationships, institutional requirements for the production of products and services for the enlarged community and the creation of new living spaces in Reggioli.
So Reggioli is made available for this goal.

For now we are organizing various courses and courses to: promote sustainable practices, create meetings and finance the project.
We are working on the organization of various events, including the next permaculture, wild cooking, basketry, mushroom cultivation, circus, music, ecological communication, yoga, agroecology courses, directly in Reggioli or even as per-courses online (! ).
We are planning experiential modules of rural community life for groups and families, lasting 2 weeks.
Concerts and retreats.

We need resources for this process of transformation, evolution, creation, each of us and I also include you who read, has something to contribute to change.
Only group work can work.
The invitation is what each of us looks inside and identifies what we can make available for this project.
Everything can be useful, from sharing information on intents and events, to practical participation, from material to intangible contributions.
From passive regenerative vacation to energetic, active and proactive.
Practical support in the work up to organizational participation.

With this invitation, I greet you all from the heart.
Christian for Reggioli

It’s a super thank you to Markus for the German translation!