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Ciclovida – Reconnecting with nature and autonomy

Ciclovida is a fabolous independent project, promoting the reconnection with nature and autonomy , located in the district of Pentecoste, close to Fortaleza, in Brazil.

It promotes the reconnection with nature and the earth, the preservation of natural plant seeds (vegetables, fruits, grains, native plants and trees), autonomy, medical plants and natural treatments and responsibility for our own life, the bicycle as transportation medium, and is against everything that destoys Mother Earth, Flora and fauna and our lives, and that makes us dependent on big companies and the governments.

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I stayed here for two weeks, and the experience was one of those on my journey, that changed my life forever!

The people of Ciclovida are always fighting for a better world, even though it’s hard. A fight like David against Goliath. But they never give up. They are adorable, a source of inspiration, selfless, and they dedicated their lives completely for a fight for nature, humanity and autonomy.

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“A new relation with the earth and with biodiversity Out the land market and the property laws Without land burnings and without genetically transformed organisms and for a new nutrition habit Together with nature and for gaining back the earth.”

I am writing this post, because they deserve as much attention as possible, in order to inspire other people to rethink, and maybe to change their own habits or even their whole life and do the same. Because together we are strong, and yes, we can change the world. I’m convinced of that!

Watch the video to learn more:

 

Currently, they are planning to install natural water treatment and rainwater capturing systems in the communities of the Caatinga desert, and connect this is the same time with areas for planting natural seeds in permaculture and/or agroforestry systems.

Daily life and work:

In summer time, that means dry season, there is not so much to do, because there is almost no rain at all. But there is a permaculture mandala, where we worked on and harvested delicious ecological vegetables. We also harvested corn, processed  it and prepared delicious food like polenta, corn couscous etc. I love corn and finding not GMO corn is almost impossible in Brazil. So I was especially happy with that.

We spent a lot of time in the kitchen, processing or preparing food together, making fire, eating, talking, making music – the kitchen is the most important space here at Ciclovida

In January, the new planting season starts and rain is coming. It’s a time full of work and thin stuff to do. From August to December it’s more quiet. But we always had something to do and the most of the time we talked about life.

Here are some photos of Ciclovida:

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The project area

The project area

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The beautiful Caatinga desert

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Our sleeping place in a beautiful bio-construction house made of materials only from the area around

Our sleeping place in a beautiful bio-construction house made of materials only from the area around

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Wall art

Wall art

The library

The library

The kitchen

The kitchen

With Maíra

With Maíra

Natural corn

Natural corn

Genetically modified organisms (corn, soja, eucalyptus,..) - sad reality in Brazil!

Genetically modified organisms (corn, soja, eucalyptus,..) – sad reality in Brazil!

Hives of native stingless bees

Hives of native stingless bees

Toilet house

Dry toilet house

Ceramic Water tanks

Ceramic Water tanks

 

Beautiful sunset

Beautiful sunset

Permaculture mandala

Permaculture mandala

Mailden at work making traditional instruments

Mailden at work making traditional instruments

Inacio and Maíra

Inacio and Maíra

Stove and kitchen Utensils

Stove and kitchen Utensils

Thanks for reading and please share this article, if you agree with the philosophy of the project and if you also want to change the world!

Long live the rebelution!

-Sarita

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