Winterly springy newsletter

It’s 20 degrees during the day, the trees are budding, the landscape is greening at a rapid pace, nature is suddenly awakening, warming our hearts and eyes. Quickly, to our gardens, to our countryside, to our forests, let’s take the time to awaken ourselves too and to make all these ideas that abound in our minds bud. Each year is a new opportunity to free ourselves a little more from our conditioning and to sow the seeds of life with every wind.

With the covidian crisis that continues to rage and the future still as unclear, seeing plants springing up from the ground so suddenly is a source of hope. Whatever happens, life goes on.

The bear’s garlic, at least a month early, is already there, the cleaning of the stomachs can begin, it’s the great return of the wild salads, we were looking forward to it! It remains a little worrying too and we try not to fear too much the March giboulées and the sudden stop of all this effervescence. Purely human worries, mother nature is resilient, she proves it to us at every moment. It is up to us to adapt.

Visits

A lot of changes in the place, new faces, new dynamics, always so deep questioning that lead us to question more and more things like our relationship to the other, to nature, to gender or to childhood.

We are currently about ten people on the site. The winter was mild in our hearts, we were numerous and we played a lot! These last weeks, we finally defined the visiting periods for 2021, sorry for the delay!

  • The month of March will be dedicated to immersion. Each week, we will propose a maximum of 4 people to join us for a week. Places will be reserved for people who have already started a life change process and who are seriously considering an extended community experience. At the end of the week, if the feeling is good for everyone, we may consider extending this period for those concerned.

  • The month of April will host a participatory workcamp of about ten days from the 15th to the 25th on a specific theme. We are still hesitating between three workcamps: construction of the masonry stove and/or renovation of the bathroom with earth and Tadelakt plaster and/or renovation of the yoga room with the installation of a new floor and panelling of the roof. The construction site will last 10 days and 8 people can come. If you are interested, please register on this form. But only if you are sure you want to come. Withdrawals are natural, but there are always long waiting lists!

  • The month of May will be the month of a big three-day open house on May 13, 14 and 15. A kind of mini festival whose goal will be to discover the place, share nice moments with small knowledge sharing, workshops and a big party! You are all welcome, but please register on this form so that we have an idea of the number of participants. We will then send you an email with more details.

The following months will be defined later, we are waiting to see how the situation evolves before organizing anything. A festival will take place, but we don’t know when yet.

New project

We also have great news, the Cronat house project is officially starting! What is this Cronat house?

An old coffee shop half destroyed in the heart of a small village of 500 inhabitants is becoming a multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-dimensional space. The objective is to create more exchanges and more sharing in rural areas. Many activities are planned and more or less realistic projects (long live the dream!): tea room, toy library for all, film screenings, opening of a radio with, bicycle workshop, self-managed camping, food conservation and seed exchange workshops, shared work space, artistic workshops (painting, drawing, writing, music), recording studio, etc..

And all this on the principle of free participation, of course!

The place is located on Euro-vélo 6 and will allow us to create links with other audiences.

We have obtained funds from the region and work will soon begin! However, we need a little help… We generally avoid using participatory financing by trusting the universe, but the region requires us to contribute 30,000 euros to benefit from regional aid. So here we are! Thank you for sharing the campaign in your networks if you feel like it, there are plenty of nice counterparts!

We look forward to welcoming you at Au Jolivert!!! The campaign, here.

While waiting to perhaps cross you by here or elsewhere, we wish you all a happy month of March while taking full advantage of the sun to recharge your batteries.

Full of love and gratitude,

The eotopia Family