Planet Earth, blue green jewel,
Carried between sun and moon
in the floating arches of our galaxy,
Woven by the fabric of time,
space and love!
Fused with sizzling vibrations
in a vast starry cobalt.
That’s it. This is it. This is us.
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A Letter from a Citizen
Who Are We?
We are citizens with the aim of organizing ourselves in a movement. The objective is the creation of a hectare plan, and the establishment of The Earth Hectare Grid on Earth, whereby important systems of value are guaranteed.
What Is The Earth Hectare Grid?
The Earth Hectare Grid is a vast global pattern, in which parcels of land are embedded. Each parcel has the size of about 2 1/2 acres, which is one hectare. Those acres and hectares are managed by families or small scale farmers.
There is a maximum size of 1-1/3th hectare allowed. This is for those circumstances where the terrain is slightly uneven or when a small part of it is not manageable.
Flower of Life Pattern
The Earth Hectare Grid as planetary grid is open and free to everyone who wants to live freely on the land. Because freedom is for every family on Earth. This website advocates a ‘flower of life’ pattern as the major shape of the grid. This is explained further in detail on this site.
However such pattern can also be seen symbolically, as other shapes or forms might work as well. All peoples have to find out for themselves. It is just that the flower of life pattern is both esthetically attractive and practical, and therefore serves either way, symbolically or literally. The surface area of every hectare itself however, is acknowledged as the size for all.
What Are Hectares Villages?
Hectare-Villages are embedded in the Earth Hectare Grid. Every village consists of a maximum of 150 hectares. They are managed by families who adhere to specific regulations.
The families must respect and protect all systems of value on our planet, also for future generations. Second, they must profit themselves of their labour on it. For more information, see the page ‘Village’.
Some of the hectares in the villages have a different destination. We call them ‘Hectare Units’. These are ment for cattle and&or wildlife. Every Hectare Unit must have a quarter hectare forest, a surrounding green ‘living’ fence, and a body of water. Hectare Units can also be a part of nature reserves.
The Russian author Vladimir Megre initiated the idea of managing hectares by families and their succesors. His books have inspired a large number of people world wide. They are translated in more than 23 languages. Millions of copies have been sold.
Gratitude And Respect
This movement is founded with gratitude and respect to his work. The major guidelines prescibed in these books, will be implemented in our policies. It is not an obligation however to have read his books in order to manage a hectare of land succesfully. Every human being has the right to live on the land, and equally thrive on this planet.
Why We’re Here
In order to get organised well, there need to be contemplation. Therefore we created this website to find out if there are more people like us who would want to work with these ideas. We’ll also use it as a source of information, and to create awareness.
The founder of this website is the Dutch Margreet Otto. She realized that we all have to get a little bit out of our comfort zone, in order to co-create our beautiful habitable planet into a wonderful and luscious place to be. But none of us can do this alone.
Therefore, shall we try TOGETHER?
The aim of our movement is the creation of a hectare plan and the establishment of the hectare grid on Earth, whereby important systems of value are guaranteed. This is for all the peoples of the Earth, to live free on the land. It’ll provide us with water, food, shelter and inheritable goods for our posterity, including fertile soil and a restored natural habitat.
But how does the hectare grid actually look like? Hectares of land can be arranged in a circular pattern. Such a pattern is called a ‘Flower Of Life’.
Every ‘flower’ in this pattern has six petals. These point to the corners of an underlying geometrical grid.
This geometrical grid or pattern, consists of shapes, which in mathematics are called ‘hexagons’.
If math isn’t your thing, these are like squares, but instead of four, with six angles. It is often visible in nature as geometrical shape. Think of the honeycomb for example!
The word ‘hexagon’ actually stems from Greek language, ‘hexa’ is six and ‘gonos’ means angle. Indeed, every hexagon has six equal angles, and six sides that are the same length.
Its shape is flexible, all geometry fits into it, such as a circle, triangle and rectangle.
Water (H2O) has a crystalline formation of eight Oxygen atoms and eight Hydrogen atoms which connect in a tetrahedral shape. Seen from an arbitrary angle in the middle, a hexagonal structure becomes visible! Also, when in a frozen state, water structures itself in a double layered hexagonal shape.
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Bee The Example
ON A VAST SCALE
The idea to embed hectares in a hexagonal pattern comes from the Dutch Lex Veelo (1945-2012). (Shared with permisson from his wife Anmarie Veelo).
All in all, a flower of life structure, such as that of the honeycomb, is very flexible. Interestingly, the honeycomb does not only present the flower of life structure, but is also derived from flowers (!).
This structure is also best suited to bend around a spherical object, due to its geometry. (See Beehive with round surface, photo Alex Wild).
And on a vast scale, this could be our planet!
Just imagine, seen from the plane, this geometry enlarged, with embedded hectares in a circular pattern, looks much better in comparison to the so-known agricultural patchwork of irregular rectangles. Do you agree?
Speaking of honeycomb, let’s look further at the bees for example. They are important for they contribute largely to the pollination of our food. Without them pollinating, we would have very little to eat. And unfornatedly, the species has become under threat. So it might be good to know a little more about them.
As most of us know, bees produce beeswax derived from flowers and blossoms. When the honeycombs are build naturally by themselves -trees being their favorite residencies-, the edges of the combs usually have a rounded surface. These look different from the straight, preformed honeycombs made by man, which many beekeepers use.
There are now also beeguardians, people who strive to create an optimal natural environment for the bees, so they can thrive! This includes planting lots of the bee’s favorite flowers and fruit trees, -basically restoring their natural habitats-, and constructing more natural beehyves. Some of those are created in such a way that the bees can build the honeycombs theirselves.
The Earth Hectare Grid…
What Is It For?
The Earth Hectare Grid will stimulate the fastest ecosystem restoration on a global scale, which will lead to natural symbiosis of all sentient beings, and bring prosperity for human kind and our beautiful planet as a whole.
Joi De Vivre
It isn’t stated that all life on Earth has to live in just one particular structure. It might be fortunate though, to have it all connected somehow. And this is wat the Hectare plan involves, an organized attempt to bring our cultivation and society to the next level. Like if we were to create a paradise on Earth.
SYSTEMS OF VALUE
With natural symbiosis there’s also a balance between important factors in society, such as a balanced economical system, abundant nature, free education and healthcare, and the inclusion of sustainable technical equipment for all kind of purposes, such as our communication and travel systems.
Registering Your Wish
If a foundation is to be established, one of its goals would be for people to be able to register their wish to live on a hectare of land. They are provided with an (online) map of their country where such ground is available. They will also get a folder with documentation, and a simple map with which they can design their plan for the ground.
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Natural organic farming, nature inclusive agricultue, permaculture, all of these types of farming respect nature and work in accordance with it. But can anyone set up such ecosystem?
With the lay-out of a hectare grid, we’ve also contemplated on the renewal of an energy system. Only the future will tell what will be the most beneficial outcome!
It is not only us humans who have the right to live freely on the land. Animals have the same rights, but could we be the ones to guard and protect them when necessary?