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In December 2010, after 3 years of personal growth processes, a core group of about 40 adults (mostly German) plus children purchased a small abandonned castle village with 31 hectares of land in Baden-Württemberg, southern Germany. We are self-organized into numerous overlapping collaborative Work Circles (Arbeitsgruppe AG), one of which is a Coordination Circle. Decisions are made at Village Meetings using a six-step consensus process.
15 Tempelhofians in the Construction Circle (AG Bauhütte) spent 4 months renovating certain buildings to serve as temporary quarters until sustainable structures are erected. In March/April 2011 about 40 people moved in. By now we are about 60. The Agriculture Workgroup (AG Landwirtschaft und Gartenbau) is planting our second crops now while erecting a new glass greenhouse next to our two 40 meter greenhouses. One field is already planted with sunflowers for the bees to use this summer.
Groups have formed to bring heating, electricity, water, sewer, economy and human culture all into sustainability.
TEMPELHOF LEGAL STRUCTURE
•Stiftung Tempelhof (Foundation)
•Genossenschaft Tempelhof eG (Cooperative)
•Tempelhof e.V. (Association)
TEMPELHOF 6 CORE VALUES
4.Relationship- and Communications-Culture
The context created from these 6 values is called "next culture". During Impulse Talks and Study Groups several times a week we continue to deepen and expand next-culture context at Tempelhof.
Tempelhof is already a complex and evolving culture that includes elements such as:
- The "We" Process. (www.community4me.com/communitybldg1.html)
- Six-step consensus decision making. (www.mehr-demokratie.de)
- Artabana health circles. (www.artabana.org)
- Personal development. (www.nextculture.org) and others.
If you can read German, please review www.schloss-tempelhof.org for details about Vision & Werte, and Arbeitsgruppen (work groups). Otherwise please write or call at the numbers listed.