& Earth Regenerative Way
of Eco Pax Mundi Agora
Villages, towns, cities, private groups of people/collectives, public institutions such as schools and post offices as well as private companies, that ism EPMA Rooting Institutions are either approached or invited to Taking Root to the Eco Pax Mundi Agora Canopy, that is, to take up Eco Pax Mundi Agora Co-Stewardship.
Taking Root to Eco Pax Mundi Agora Canopy entails that Eco Pax Mundi Agora Institutions proceed to the Eco Pax Mundi Agora Land Delivery, namely to give a plot of land to the Eco Pax Mundi Agora Perpetual Co-Stewardship Pledge whereby Eco Pax Mundi Agora guarantees that these plots shall be converted into EPM agoras and shall be for ever co-stewarded.
The plots of land can be of any size, although the ideal size is one no smaller than 1.5 hectares (3.75 acres). Should the land be of a massive size, then two or more Eco Pax Mundi Agoras will be considered to be established. These needs may be, amongst others, greening the land, growing produce, providing housing, and developing a commercial centre to revive the economy, establishing an ecoeducational centre, establishing a primary, secondary schools and a university. The second one is meeting Eco Pax Mundi Planetary Ethics Imperatives. These include but don't exhaust, self-sufficiency, bioregionalism, permaculturisation, Earth Regeneration and veganism.
The Eco Pax Mundi Agora Rooting Institutions, with the assistance of the Eco Pax Mundi Bioregional Agora Co-Steward of the corresponding Eco Pax Mundi Agora Bioregion recruit a number of Eco Pax Mundi Agora Co-Stewards. This number must be proportional to the size of the delivered land of co-stewards, that is, the land to be co-stewarded as an Eco Pax Mundi Agora on the part of Eco Pax Mundi Agora Co-Stewards.
Eco Pax Mundi Agora Co-Stewards undergo a number of stages in accordance with the maturing process of the EPM Agoras. Stage 1 is as Eco Pax Mundi Agora Recruited Co-Stewards who receive Eco Pax Mundi Literacy for eight weeks. The first four weeks they are introduced to Eco Pax Mundi Agora Permaculture Literacy. This covers regenerative organic farming, permaculture trades.
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Eco Pax Mundi Agora
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'Permaculture seems to be an elegant way out of the impasse in which we are embroiled. With sober means and maximum efficiency, it has everything to seduce the builders of the future to enter a virtuous spiral'. --Perrine and Charles Hervé-Gruyer, Miraculous Abundance, 2016
Eco Pax Mundi Agora seizes the opportunity that depopulated rural areas present to rethink human settlements in an intergenerational context. It transforms the oft-barren and eroded land common in these areas following the practice of industrial agriculture into thriving carbon-negative communities. Rekindling the spirit of the agora in Ancient Greece as a place where populations gathered for assembly, discussion and provision of basic needs, but now free of status- and gender-based discrimination, Eco Pax Mundi Agora regenerates the Earth and the local economy of municipalities with the establishment of agoras.
Agoras develop in four successive stages: from starting 'seed agora', through developing 'seedling agora', into self-sufficient 'ecosystem agora'. An agora is considered as fully of age, and thus called 'mature ecosystem agora', after 30 years of co-stewardship.
Agoras are set up by the co-stewards. Co-stewards are lifelong villagers and urban newcomers registered in a municipality member of Eco Pax Mundi Agora who receive training in regenerative organic farming and permaculture design, economic globalisation vs localisation and ecological ethics. With the establishment of an agora co-stewards provide seed, food and water security to the area. The low-tech training they receive further enables co-stewards to revive the economic and cultural life of the related municipality, thereby offering economic security to the area and restoring basic services including schools, medical surgeries and farmers' markets.
The ecoliteracy imparted upon the co-stewards further enables them to bring the developmental path of the agora, and that of the settlement to which the former belongs, in great ecocentrical sync with Mother Nature’s ways and needs. It is in this context that co-stewards understand the need to shrink the global carbon footprint. Against this backdrop, co-stewards cultivate sufficiency of needs, grasp the import of birth control and engage in rewilding endeavours, among other initiatives of the ecological agenda.
Eco Pax Mundi Agora works upon the basis of solidarity and therefore requires that each self-sufficient ecosystem agora passes on the co-stewardship experience to a neighbouring seed agora within the same bioregion. This inbuilt solidarity renders the network relatively self-sufficient with the need of little external funding and internal support vis-à-vis its high impact.
Co-stewards receive the economic and ethical training at the steering bioregional agoras. There is a steering bioregional agora in each bioregion which simultaneously serves as a framework for all the agoras that are set up in the vicinity.
Eco Pax Mundi Agora aims to start functioning in rural areas within the Tarragona province in Spain. It is conceived to be scaled up into inland Spain, and to further make inroads into rural and urban areas within the developed world, and finally into developing countries.
The vision inbuilt in Eco Pax Mundi Agora is in step with several goals of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the spirit of the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) call for a climate-smart agriculture, and the statements in the Asilomar Declaration for Sustainable Agriculture.
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