Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World

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Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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0930031954
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Regular item
Year
1998
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For nearly three decades, scientists, artisans, rural peasants, ex-urban street kids and Guahibo Indians living in the village called Gaviotas [previously a desert savannah] have elevated phrases like sustainable development and appropriate technology from cliche to reality.

Others call it a utopia.

Yet the heroes of this story are not only  human beings and their technology. In the shelter of millions of Caribbean pines, which the Gaviotans planted as a renewable crop, and unexpected marvel has occurred: the regeneration of an ancient native rain forest.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez has called Paolo Lugari the "inventor of the world." The story of Gaviotas, a village alchemizing peace and prosperity in a stricken land, will change the way you think about that world.