Nea Guinea
Nea Guinea
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Commenced:
01/09/2009
Submitted:
28/02/2018
Last updated:
28/02/2018
Location:
Sonia Morianova Str., Nea Makri, Attica, GR
Website:
http://neaguinea.org/
Climate zone:
Mediterranean





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Cláudia Martins Giorgos Malatestas
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Nea Guinea

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Rural, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Nea Guinea came into being out of our belief that human activity as a whole can fit into the natural environment and become a regenerative factor for the local communities and ecosystems that surround it. The project started in 2009 with the primary goal to explore and study new healthy and meaningful connections with nature and the people around us, aiming at the emergence of a new culture with local characteristics based on solidarity and respect for life as a whole. New Guinea's activities are aimed at developing tools and practices that promote resilience and self-reliance on an individual as well as a collective level and at the same time support people and communities in the transition to a sustainable and balanced lifestyle, with consideration of the multiple ecological and social crises that are intensifying before of us. Our action is developed on three main axes: Permaculture and regenerative design Designing sustainable food and energy production systems and livelihoods, based on the principles and patterns of natural ecosystems, that meet the needs of the people who manage them while contributing to the regeneration of the natural landscape. Skill developing and sharing Development and dissemination of the appropriate practical skills that enable people to meet basic daily needs in a sustainable and eco-friendly way and also promote active engagement in the food and energy production process, while reducing dependence on services and products of the globalized market Community building and binding: Development and dissemination of intellectual tools and techniques that promote creative interactions between people on a collaborative and solidarity basis and also enhance synergies and positive feedback loops on a community level. In concrete, our activities include: -designing and implementing of renewable energy and regenerative food production systems in urban and rural environments for supporting projects and communities in need; -organization of educational programs and publishing of educational material on permaculture and regenerative design, practical skills for self-managing everyday needs, as well as non-violent communication and conflict resolution; -organization of open informative events, activities and festivals, that aim at raising awareness on current ecological and social issues as well as promoting alternatives for the transition to an integral, balanced and regenerative way of life. Nea Guinea project is located in Nea Makri, Attica. Our farm has been designed according to Permaculture and Agroecology principles and methodologies and is a field for applications and experimentations for the development and adaptation of different techniques to the Mediterranean climate. The design includes different polyculture systems (vegetable gardens, mixed orchard, herb gardens, forest garden) water retention and management systems, living fences that accomplish different functions, composting systems, open air classrooms and meeting places as well as the necessary infrastructure for hosting people on site.

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Mediterranean Permaculture Educational Center

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