Seeking Change Agents and Destiny Reservists

by Admissions Department
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Community With Opening

Seeking Change Agents and Destiny Reservists at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage

http://avalongardens.org

 

Avalon Organic Gardens & Ecovillage is one of the world’s largest and longest sustaining EcoVillages, situated on 220-acres of historic & sacred agricultural land in Southern Arizona’s fertile Santa Cruz River Valley. At Avalon Gardens, more than 115 dedicated Change Agents practice farming using traditional permaculture principles and time-honored techniques of organic gardening, as well as new sustainable technologies. We have people from all over the world with diverse age groups and cultural backgrounds.

We are a fully operational micro-society showcasing the success we have had incorporating a modern lifestyle within the sustainable context of a land-based society. In addition to pursuing the classical “off-grid” definition of sustainability, the EcoVillage also pursues self-sufficiency by providing meaningful vocational work, ongoing education, spiritual exploration, and dynamic cultural experiences to each of the committed, residential members of the EcoVillage.

For members of the EcoVillage, life here is an ongoing statement of disagreement with the predominant system of greed and extortion that rules Western, consumerist lifestyles. We feel our lifestyle is an example of direct action and solutions for change. We actively promote the emergence of new-paradigm organizational patterns by beginning with a value system based on honesty, integrity, and stewardship of the environment. This is a living experiment of believing in the more beautiful world we all know is possible. We seek to create regenerative and nourishing systems that wholly capture the multifaceted meanings of permaculture and sustainability.

For more than 25 years we have built both physical infrastructure, in the form of our buildings, gardens, and tools, as well as spiritual infrastructure, in the form of strategies, diversions, and counselors to promote conflict-resolution, cooperative work skills, and honest communication. By consciously merging the physical and spiritual worlds in this way, we work to create a reality within the EcoVillage that demonstrates “spiritual physicality” – the realization of spiritual ideals through tangible progress.

Many members have left financially lucrative careers and prestigious positions to use their talents for the betterment of the planet. We seek visionaries with alternative views and innovative ideas to work together to build a new world of trust and “human-hood” through cooperation, honor and respect for each individual’s unique talents.

Our mission is to create a new society, a society based on the divine principle of the Father/Motherhood of God and the brother-/sisterhood of humankind. There is still need within this evolving new society for health workers, lawyers, architects, educators, computer professionals, musicians, sound engineers, carpenters, professionals with technical and trade backgrounds of all types

Many in the world see that their skills are not being used to benefit others at the highest level but are instead being used to perpetuate a system based solely on corporate profit, greed, and third world exploitation. We are a community of professionals, tradesmen, and artists who responded to that inner calling to be “Change Agents” or “Destiny Reservists”, working selflessly towards positive global change and spiritual unity. We traded in our financial success for spiritual success of the planet at large. We are a part of one planetary community, one family of God’s children working together to manifest the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.

We bid you come; the harvest is ready.