& Earth Regenerative Way
of Eco Pax Mundi Agora
EPMA Rooting Institutions
Eco Pax Mundi Agora either approaches or invites EPMA Rooting Institutions to the Taking Root under the EPMA Canopy.. EPMA Rooting Institutions encompass a wide variety of entities. As a matter of fact, any entity made up of a plurality of individuals is eligible as an EPMA Rooting Institution. To give some examples of EPMA Rooting Institutions, villages, towns, cities, private groups of people or collectives, public institutions such as schools, post offices and ministries must all be mentioned. Private companies also qualify as EPMA Rooting Institutions.
Taking Root under the EPMA Canopy entails that EPMA Rooting Institutions agree to the EPMA Perpetual Co-Stewardship Land Delivery, namely, to give a plot of land to the EPMA Perpetual Co-Stewardship Scheme whereby Eco Pax Mundi Agora guarantees that these tracts of land shall be converted into Eco Pax Mundi Agoras and shall be co-stewarded non-stop..
The tracts of land can be of any size. The ideal size is, however, a tract 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. The development of the Eco Pax Mundi Agoras, specifically called EPMA Co-Stewardship, has to meet two criteria. The first one is securing the EPMA Rooting Institution Needs. These needs include, greening the land, growing produce, providing housing, developing a commercial centre with a view to reviving the local economy, establishing an eco-educational centre, establishing a primary or secondary school or a university. The second criterion that EPMA Co-Stewardship must meet is living up to the EPMA Planetary Re-Embodying Ethics Imperatives. These imperatives include but don't exhaust, the attainment of self-sufficiency to a very large degree: the redirection of the polity towards bioregionalism; the permaculturisation of infrastructure; a genuine commitment to Earth regeneration; and a turn towards veganism.
The EPMA Rooting Institutions, with the assistance of the EPM Bioregional Agora Co-Steward of the corresponding EPMA Bioregional Kultur, are responsible for recruiting a number of EPMA Co-Stewards. This number must be proportional to the size of the tract of land offered in the EPMA Perpetual Co-Stewardship Land Delivery, that is, to the tract of land put at the disposal to Eco Pax Mundi Agora for the sake of EPMA Co-Stewardship.
EPMA Co-Stewards undergo a number of stages in accordance with the maturing process of the EPM Agoras, properly called within the organisation as EPM Maturing Agora Stages. In Stage 1, participants are just EPMA Recruited Co-Stewards. As soon as they receive the EPM Literacy, Stage 2, they become EPMA Apprentice Co-Stewards. EPM Literacy lasts for eight weeks. The first four weeks EPMA Apprentice Co-Stewards are introduced to the EPMA Permaculture Literacy. This covers regenerative organic farming, permaculture design, permaculture architecture as well as permaculture trades.. The fifth week is devoted to the EPMA Planetary Re-Embodying Ethics Imperatives Ethics Literacy. The sixth week is dedicated to the EPMA Canopy Literacy. , namely, to the presentation of the services that Eco Pax Mundi Agora offers to both the EPMA Rooting Institutions and the EPMA Co-Stewards in addition to the EPMA Commitments that these two groups have to fulfil. The seventh week is devoted to the EPMA Roots Literacy. This training orbits around EPMA Agoranomics
A Cross-Planetary Organisation of Intertwining Havens Earnestly Committed to Re-Embodying Action
Eco Pax Mundi Agora
'Joining Hands to Advance Life-Affirming
Earth Regenerative Living in Proactive Noble Thought & Deed'
'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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