Beyond Vegan Permaculture Design Course

Non-commercial year-long Beyond Vegan Permaculture Design Course, Mexico 2022-2023.

👉 Free Food For Future (FFFF) co-host gatherings to foster relationships between plant-based people (both fully practicing, and the ones committed to fast track their transition) & Libre Food projects in Community Food Forests in Mexico and applicable worldwide.

👉 We seek to facilitate a year-long Beyond Vegan Permaculture Design Course (BeVegPDC). Co-creating it with a group of living beings of all generations, family-oriented, free-breathing spaces, where participants certify each other as peers in a non-commercial agreement* after fulfilling all modules at the end of the year-long BeVegPDC.

👩‍🎓➡️ The BeVegPDC will be comprised by a variety of modules, for example, but not limited to:

Noble Peace: Is peace for ALL beings, or is it just for HUMAN beings? A Non-Negotiable Stand For Life. Full Presence Collective Action.

Co-Creation of Noble Peace Cultures. A social regenerative angle for communities in full presence. Applied Prosocial and Sociocracy.

Transcending Vegan Permaculture: Pathways to Cultures of Noble Peace.

Free Food For Future: Compare study of Libre Food and Stock-free Organic/Veganic Standards, and co-create thriving community food forests, rich in Biodiversity & Nature, Regenerative Food Production, Nutrition and Flavors, Emotions, Community & Governance, and New Economy Models.

Sex, Money and Power in Love, Work, Friendship and Social Relationships: The end of the war on love and regaining trust as the basis for honest relationships of shared responsibility and mutual support.

Sovereign Living Beings, Land, Air and Water: Earth my Body, Water my Blood, Wind my Breath and Fire my Spirit. Standing the test of time. 

• “Eco. no. my” (not my home) to “Eco. yes. we(we are home): Enjoying the Scarcity to Prosperity journey. There is no planet B. That’s right! Instead of focusing on what we don’t have, let me propose to you to think about this wonderful Planet A that we don’t “have” either, but to think instead we that “are” it. 

PermaParenting: From Full Presence in Pro(Co)Creation, to co-parenting Free Children.

Community Food Forests and Permagardens: Groups of people planting mostly perennial, mostly using plant-based fertilizers, cover crops and no-till methods while regenerating biological regions with abundant diversity. 

Farm Transition Planning from raising animals to Plant-Based.

• Non-human Animal Refugee Camps to Full Blossom Sanctuaries.

Nutritional Immunity Based on Soil & Seed to Table Food Preparation using Plant Pureness and Gastronomic Mushrooms.

Home Funerals & Conservation Funerals: The final step of life in a human body and the preservation of the purity of the soil in honor of our ancestors and the generations to come.

👉 Additionally:

Excursions to (potential) Plant-based & Stock-free Community Food Forests.

Guest Speakers

Conversations

🆘 Please join us by giving your full attention to details described on the blog post: Peace. After accomplishing it, please share with us your insights in writing on an email to ffff@freefoodforfuture.org  

👉 Keep in mind that we will put your answers available for all other people also joining this year long journey. So think about filling (feeling) out Peace as your letter of presentation so everyone who also joins gets to know you quickly and thoroughly. And that goes vice versa; you will get access to other participant’s responses.


👉 Please visit our Free Food For Future website, and also please join our Libre Food Telegram channel.

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🎤  Language and facilitator: The modules will be facilitated by Jorge Arturo and co-facilitators (to be announced) in Spanish (with possible translation).

⚠️⚠️⚠️ non-commercial agreement*:

Because this event is not commercial, but a private trust, there are no products or services for sale, no refunds, no purchases, no payments; this is simply because all those things are commercial actions and our trust relationships are private. This is fundamental.
We are all exchanging legitimate gifts and honor with each other under the trust to ensure the success of the event.
At the start of the first module we will agree on the registration process and The Event Trust Indenture that will be co-created by all participants. You will need to accept those private trust relationships that we will create between all of us to become a member of the trust and support the events and benefit from them.

Free Food For Future

Free of

Thriving community food forests, rich in Biodiversity & Nature, Regenerative Food Production, Nutrition and Flavors, Emotions, Community & Governance, and New Economy Models.

Money doesn’t grow on trees. But food does! “Growing your food is like printing your own money.” (Credit to Ron Finley) But unlike money, food is something we love sharing with others. And growing food is more fun, especially when done in community.

LIBRE FOOD, FOOD FREEDOM

FREE… of seeing food as commodity,  

FREE… of supply & demand,

FREE… of financial speculation,

FREE… of subsidies,

FREE… of hunger wages,

FREE… of deforestation and soil degradation,

FREE… of monocultures,

FREE… of land grabbing,

FREE… of methods that go against biodiversity,

FREE… of patented seeds & transgenics, 

FREE… of artificial flavors & colors & flavor enhancers,

FREE… of synthetic products,

FREE… of toxic pesticides & fumigations, 

FREE… of petrol-fuel fertilizers, 

FREE… of fossil fuels for transport & storage, 

FREE… of plastic packaging, 

FREE… of blood, 

FREE… of bones, 

FREE… of manure (unless it is your own shit), 

FREE… of by-catch & fishing waste, 

FREE… of slaughterhouse waste, 

FREE… of hormones & antibiotics, 

& FREE… of any animal exploitation & suffering: domesticated, bred for consumption, wild, and the human animal.

Freedom Accompanied By Richness

Food that satisfies this list of principles CANNOT be called free on its own if it is not accompanied by a large number of the following riches: 

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What the world needs now is MORE people

Before “overpopulation” believers go straight at my neck, I would like to utter out that I am Pro Creation. Yes, Pro creation. Not Pro Choice, and not Pro Life. 

But what does Pro Creation mean? Well, on the broad sense, it means favoring creation. But it also means Co-creative Procreation. Please allow me to make my case. 

How many people nowadays were born because of the following “accidents”:

  • The condom broke
  • The pill didn’t work

Or someone saying:

  • “I drank too much that night”
  • “I wasn’t supposed to be in my fertile days”
  • “My biological clock was ticking”
  • “Everyone else were having babies”
  • “My partner wanted to have kids”
  • “I was too hot to pull out”

What is the story most parents are going to tell their kids about their conception as the first generation born during the Corona Crisis?: “The TV broke down during the lockdown”? Or perhaps, “The Internet was not working for a whole day”?

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Communities, intention, vision and 3 blenders in our shared kitchen space

A quick recap of this video:

Two months and a half ago, this 4-bedroom “co-housing” space had only one couple occupying one of the rooms and NO blender in the common kitchen.

Then, one and a half months ago, we occupied a second room and got a blender 10 days later (unfortunately, getting a second-hand blender did not work out). A few days after that, the other couple got a blender as well – exactly the same model as ours. Total 2 blenders so far.

And just at the beginning of the year, a third room was occupied, bringing a 3rd brand-new blender to the same common kitchen space.

I would guess, having 3 blenders available in the same kitchen would be an uncommon feature of any apartment – even if it was in the USA or Europe. But it is specially weird to find this in a country like Ecuador, where most of the electronic equipment is imported and very highly taxed. Plus, the currency in this country is the U.S. Dollar! So you can get an idea of how having 3 blenders available in one kitchen would be out of the question here.

But that is NOT all. One of our “co-housers” complained that we use the blenders too much, creating too much noise and so it was proposed to ban the blenders from the kitchen and use them on the terrace only! (Good comedy material, right?)

In any case. This is a good lesson for me to pin point the importance of having a vision in common when it comes to living together. Given our actual situation is NOT meant to be an intentional community nor an eco village, this current experience has given us perspective on how things need to be clear and agreed prior to moving in together with people that may or may not share the ideals, practices and values that The Noble Peace Tribe people have in common.

If you would like to check out more of what having a shared vision entails, you may want to take a look at the Living Vision page.

The Man Who Sold His Life On eBay (Interview)

How would you see this world if everyone just had their own 100 goals, put them down in a list and went to get them done? How would you see the world changing?

Goals, Travels, Happiness and Day of the Dead.

Back in 2009, during a fascinating trip on Day of the Dead to Oaxaca City in Mexico, my path crossed with the only man I know of who has sold his whole life on an eBay auction. His name is Ian Usher, the man who took on the project of achieving 100 goals in 100 weeks across the world.

I achieved a total of 93 goals from a list of 100, none of which was particularly easy. This was achieved in a period of less than two years, on a fairly limited budget.

Ian Usher, in my interview with him in 2011.

The day I met Ian for the first time, him and I were in Oaxaca, Mexico, and he was about to acomplish his Goal #63: “Día de Muertos” (Day of the Dead).

You are welcome to watch my interview with Ian in the video below on this post. Hope you enjoy it and, if you happen to be in Oaxaca on November 1st, I know you will enjoy that for sure! – Right, Gary?

Make sure to let me know down in the comments how this conversation with Ian intersects with your own path in finding your tribe, or perhaps with something else.

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Moving countries to live in a Raw Vegan Fruit Forest Community in the Ecuadorian Amazon did not work out 1 year ago. What has happened since?

JORGE: It was all very promising to travel to Ecuador in the beginning of 2018 to volunteer in a permaculture/edible forest community, coming all the way from Mexico, and meeting with my partner Sylvie in person for the first time. But as it turned out, and although this Fruit Forest project has a lot of potential,  it did not provide the sense of community and shared joyful work amongst the residents and other participants there. It was a welcomed experience for me though, involving very intense physical activities with machete in one hand and preparing our own meals with the other. I feel content of both contributing with my best effort towards the culmination of this project, and also about all the learned lessons and hands-on veganic permaculture new knowledge.

SYLVIE: We both moved to Ecuador in the beginning of 2018 to volunteer in a permaculture/edible forest community. It was exciting quitting my “regular” live in Belgium as a project manager of a large European conservation project to do work exchange together with my partner and making this our new home. This Fruit Forest project looked very promising and it has potential, but we did not find the sense of community and joyful work shared amongst the residents and other participants there. The work exchange was very physical and included weeding, mulching, seeding and taking care of the plant nursery, planting and pruning trees, clearing land with machete for planting purposes, processing humanure, but also some maintenance work on the property as well as house keeping. I enjoyed very much planting and maintaining fruit and companion trees, learning about humanure, exotic fruit trees, local nitrogen fixing and companion plants, harvesting fruit, seeds and some vegetables, roots and herbs as well as the planning involved to grow such a fruit forest. I was also inspired to see that the project was trying to reforest in an area surrounded by cattle farms. However, it was sad to realize that mining and the pollution/contamination that comes with it has reached this part of the jungle and poses a risk to the clean water supply. 

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN ECUADOR

We are currently on our 1 year anniversary of living in Ecuador. We have been working on different proyects in the Amazon, Andes and Coast. Right now we are relocating and focused on finding our home and tribe. More about this after the following short but sweet “profile” section below.

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