||[Jun. 7th, 2012|01:28 pm]
Arol died on June 6th, 2012. She was 73.|
May her soul rest in peace. May her complicated legacy turn to renewing humus, as it composts.
2013-02-14 12:50 pm (UTC)
It's been some 16 years since I left ZF but the concept still haunts me.
Since Zendik has been disbanded I've seen that some are actually trying to, well..
" But the good news is a small number of us may be starting up a new collective in the near future! Friend Peiro Mele for more info if u are interested. "
I've been in contact with Peiro. I have a place and people and expressed my interest in, "starting up a new collective".
Peiro should be here next week sometime. He's in San Fran on what he calls the last Zendik road trip selling the mag & stuff, although renamed, "the catalyst".
I have a good group of 12 here, artists, musicians, etc... We are on a little over an acre with a large ranch style house that I can buy if I choose to.
My question, being that I left ZF right before you came, Helen, is how is Peiro? How long was he at ZF and what was his position?
This is what he had to say about the breakup.
"We had too many internal issues that could not be resolved...we couldn't evolve out of a heirarchal system and too many people wanted that to happen, while others couldn't swing with something new.....the good news is those of us who wanted a more cooperative system are currently organizing a new farm and collective! Our experience will not die with the end of zendik!"
I know all to well how people were used for places to stay for selling trips. I know Peiro is with one other person so I'm not looking at 10 people.
If anything my people seeing what can happen is important as trying to explain is a bit difficult.
I have a lot of things in place already all we need is some people that understand how ZF was funded as I plan on using that model.
Any info will be great!
I can help you with your questions, but I would prefer to do so over email. Please write to me at madgelma[at]hotmail.com
2013-02-15 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and sent...