EDE Gaia Academy Estonia

Programme Description

In 2019 EDE Estonia is being offered as a one-month long programme in eco-community Small Footprint, Mõisamaa. The programme will run from 30 August until 27 September 2019 with variety of sessions on the “Basics of holistic lifestyle”. The course focuses on acquiring knowledge and practices from a holistic perspective that support creating communal projects and co-creating a better world.
 
Site visits to Hobukoolipark (a center for natural building courses and equine assisted counceling and therapy) and Lilleoru Center (a community and learning center for Practical Awareness) will take place during the course sessions. 

Programme Details

Current & Future EDE Programmes

What is an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education programme)?

Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, take place in more than 48 countries in settings ranging from tribal and traditional communities to intentional ecovillages, from urban slum to universities and training centres. The duration of these programmes are around 125 hours over a full month, although this may vary slightly depending on where and when they are taken. The EDEs provide students of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills on how to design a society which uses energy and materials with greater efficiency, distributes wealth fairly and strives to eliminate the concept of waste.

How to run an EDE

Several of our EDE graduates have carried on organising EDE programmes in their local areas, and you are warmly encouraged to do so after completing your course.

The recommended time frame of an EDE is four weeks, however this is not fixed and varies with each individual programme.

The material can be condensed into smaller workshops, spread out over a longer period, or distributed in blocks at different times and locations.