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Sounds amazing! The 3HO bunch have an event in france few times a year i think where sangat go over to stay with a bunch of sikhs on their farm, learn how to grow crops using all these eco techniques, eat what they grow, kirtan in the open under the sun/ stars and yoga obviously...(3ho) lol

Few friends have been over, amazing experience apparently.

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I can imagine it was. I suppose it could start with around seven to eight families all putting in equal share of money buying the land and slowly sustaining it, with homes, crops water pump animals etc. then increasing the size Ofcourse nothing is easy at first but it is no way impossible. If others in UK as well as other parts of the world can do it, its possible Sikhs could do it. It doesnt have to be just a dream. :-)

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Nope ur 100% right. Im sure there would be some gov funding available for something...solar/turbines etc

I just dont see it as something the majority of the punjabi community would want to do...i mean where would we park our mercedes?!

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No its a brilliant idea. Well ahead of your game! An ability we sikhs really need to develop.

Theres a hindi saying, the hindus see the storm coming, the muslims realise when it hits and the sikhs realise once its passed...

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Governments are making it more, difficult to be sustained in this country, income is not increasing whilst prices of products are. People are being more strained financially and crime is on the increase, its difficult to raise good children in such a harsh society and kuljug is ever strong, sooner or later the society will collapse.

To be stress free, peaceful and just concentrate on yourself, family sangat, Sikhi cleaner food etc. and be happy rather than bills mortgage influence on children and to educate in a safer environment and just away from negative vibes wouldnt an Sikh Eco-village be ideal. I hear many people are going this way, I have done some research and am amazed on the amount of people interested in this sort of idea and how some villages are already set up in England as well as other parts of the world. I think a Sikh eco-village is set up either in Canada or US. I too am interested in such an idea in England; it would be great just to live off the land, with like minded people grow your own food, have a couple cows horses keertan during day time teach the children. sew your clothes, it can be sustained the proof is our own people in Punjab. All would need to put in some money to start. I definitely would love to do this; anyone else her interested get in touch.

You can build a barn house or buy an old one.

http://www.oldbarnsforsale.co.uk/

But it's better to establish a Co-operative Society and bid for a whole block of Derelict houses.

Check out

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2450958/Inside-1-house-First-person-buy-derelict-homes-scheme-finally-gets-keys--theres-just-35-000-work-live-it.html

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/jun/22/houses-1-pound-charity-empty-homes

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertypicturegalleries/9883749/Pound-land-derelict-houses-in-Liverpool-to-be-sold-for-just-one-pound.html?frame=2487430&page=1

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On 4/13/2014 at 3:53 AM, T_Singh said:

Governments are making it more, difficult to be sustained in this country, income is not increasing whilst prices of products are. People are being more strained financially and crime is on the increase, its difficult to raise good children in such a harsh society and kuljug is ever strong, sooner or later the society will collapse.

To be stress free, peaceful and just concentrate on yourself, family sangat, Sikhi cleaner food etc. and be happy rather than bills mortgage influence on children and to educate in a safer environment and just away from negative vibes wouldn’t an Sikh Eco-village be ideal. I hear many people are going this way, I have done some research and am amazed on the amount of people interested in this sort of idea and how some villages are already set up in England as well as other parts of the world. I think a Sikh eco-village is set up either in Canada or US. I too am interested in such an idea in England; it would be great just to live off the land, with like minded people grow your own food, have a couple cows horses keertan during day time teach the children. sew your clothes, it can be sustained the proof is our own people in Punjab. All would need to put in some money to start. I definitely would love to do this; anyone else her interested get in touch.

This is an excellent idea

 

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been thinking about this a long time,

ecovillage trials have been run by gorey successfully in Wales valleys - good rainfall , cheaper land , possibly good sites still available

Sark in channel islands is a no car island , no street lighting so is a pretty good start point there are farms there , need more population  but disadvantadge is everyone has to travel by boat there .

Orkney islands are low in population but  stormy weather a lot of the time, 
Scotland  is not that populated but soil will need good work to make it arable for crops , good scope for training  and building hardiness .

in england you would have to think above rising waters and set the village inland and free from flood plains .

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I have also pondered such scenarios. Guru maharaj seemed to have preferred independant and self governed village/cities. They founded so many themselves. Combined with the reoccurring theme in Gurbani of being in the company of the holy, i feel the only way to truly practice and pass on our lifestyle and values is through a self sustained city. I think we could eventually consolidate our talent in one place and start something pleasing to our Guru. Having freedom to build institutions of scholarship and human advancement according to our True Teacher's Wisdom.

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