Salama means peace in Swahili and has many variations around the world..
Without a doubt,
It’s one of the most important qualities we need these days,
As the earth is undergoing dramatic changes..
Salama Eco has had its roots growing deeply for several years..
As a 20-year old environmental studies student,
I set out on my heroes journey to Tanzania and had my entire world flipped upside down..
Along with having a GEN education in permaculture and ecovillage design,
I also got mentored in the traditional ways by medicine men and Swahili storytellers..
This knowledge let me create the first Swahili Permaculture Design Curriculum in Tanzania..
Over the years,
My team and I have combined the best in ecovillage and Swahili community building practices..
The result of this has let us develop several regenerative homesteads,
With the help of various volunteers, tourists, and students..
You could narrow down the principles of Salama Eco to two fundamental concepts:
Ubuntu- An African way of living that values the essence of all humans regardless of any constructs..
Saoirse- A Gaelic word, which describes a fierce protection of freedom that manifests as sovereignty..
At the moment,
Our community has two pieces of land,
Which serve as our ecovillage networks in the following places..
1) Usa River- a lush suburb of Arusha blessed with hiking trails, streams, and an abundance of wildlife.
2) Pangani- a tropical coastal town with rich Swahili history, and organic agricultural diversity.
In a way,
The purpose of Salama Eco is to bring the beauty of these places to the rest of the world..
While also showing people the value of alternative types of capital (social, cultural, natural, etc.)
We also have an innovative tech component,
Which utilizes crypto, NFTs, and Web 3..
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Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 8
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
There are several ways for people to participate and visit.