8 results for author: Filipa Simoes


Abundant harvests and Hatha Yoga

In September, it was great to experience the abundance of Mother Nature! So many seeds, so many mushrooms to pick up, apples, pears, plums, potatoes, cabbages, and walnuts! Paul showed up and gave a hand storing mushrooms, picking fruits and making jam. Ioanna cooked and made different types of jam, Filipa got sick by eating to much plums, Carson climbed walnut trees, we all were left with black hands picking walnuts and Claudian broke his back harvesting potatoes! September has passed and was marked not only by abundant harvests but also by a Gift Economy successful intensive Hatha Yoga workshop, held in Bucharest on the dates of 28 and 29. It ...

Aurora Terra Livre

In August, Claudian returned to Aurora and Filipa had to return to Portugal. They thought that after so much work, they deserved a good rest for a while. Well... it didn't happen! In early August, TERRA LIVRE Movement (freeland movement) was launched. A movement to create more awareness on the sacredness of the Land and a future fundraising platform to support people and projects that need to buy Land, ensuring that the Land will be respected as a living system with equal rights as all other life forms on this beautiful planet. In almost two months TERRA LIVRE raised one third of the money needed to buy and free Aurora's Land. But two ...

GEN Conference and Deep Ecology

And in July, after the Danube Communities Convergence, with so much work done, it was a privilege to attend the GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) Annual Conference. This year the event was hosted by Schweibenalp, a beautiful Ecovillage in Switzerland, where 350 people represented 51 different countries. Filipa and Claudian presented Aurora Community project and Andrei and Fabian presented the Communities Convergence. How wonderful to take part on the Great Turning and how incredible inspiring is to be part of this amazing beautiful emergent family! See the video, here! Right after the GEN Conference, Filipa and Claudian had to run to ...

Danube Communities Convergence

The first event in Aurora, the Danube Communities Convergence, happened from 25 to 30 of June! Several structures, a summer kitchen, a provisional classroom, dry toilets and solar showers, were built, to provide the necessary conditions to receive all the participants and volunteers willing to engage Aurora. After an arduous preparation with a fantastic team of volunteers and organization, Aurora received 50 people from 7 different countries and for 5 days we all worked intensively together to create a space of trust and community among such a diverse group of people. Moments of great emotional intensity were experienced and many ideas have ...

Flowers and Seeds


A week with the bees

It was a rainy week but still intensive, like any other week in Aurora. After the long and hard work to prepare the permaculture garden and the raised beds, the garden is now full seeded and the rain was much welcomed. The lettuce, the spinach and the onions are growing in full power and some are so big that we are already sharing with the neighbors! After the long winter is amazing to see how much work was done since we arrived here. We are also very happy to present the new residents… the bees! They did a long journey to get here, and we had to be very attentive all the time to make sure they where comfortable and healthy. A ...

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