Findhorn Foundation EDE's - REPORTS

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In 2018 many of the participants were themselves Educators. EDE is promoted as a course for beginner to intermediate participants, however, in part due to the Gaia Education trainer track we had some participants who had completed the GEDs and the TOT and in other cases we had people who were already quite advanced in their knowledge relating to the EDE Wheel of Sustainability.

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An engaged and diverse group of individuals shared a life changing experience. Local cultural events enriched the time together: local ceilidhs, concerts in the Universal Hall, the Samhain celebrations and bonfire, as well as activities organised from within the group such as evening bonfires and excursions to see Scottish beauty spots, by land and sea, including visits to Inverness and the Clava Cairns, and a west coast train trip to an area for a mountain walk.

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findhorn EDE 2016

What is an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education programme)?

Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, take place in 50 countries in settings ranging from tribal and traditional communities to intentional ecovillages, from urban slum to universities and training centres. The duration of these programmes are around 125 hours over a full month, although this may vary slightly depending on where and when they are taken. The EDEs provide participants of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills to design a society which uses energy and materials with greater efficiency, distributes wealth fairly and strives to eliminate the concept of waste.

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How to run an EDE

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