For more than 30 years Ina Meyer-Stoll and Achim Ecker live and work at the intentional community of ZEGG (www.zegg.de). Both are founding members of ZEGG. They have lived many years in the prerunner community and have been deeply involved in the development of Forum. They trained and supervised groups at ZEGG and in Europe, South America and the USA. They are united by their deep care for people and for our planet.
They see themselves as constantly learning to be more authentic in their lives and in their teachings. Living in a community with a strong focus on love, partnership and friendship, gives them a special awareness in these issues. They live in a committed and polyamorous partnership for more than 23 years.
They are familiar with and use Possibility Management, Deep Ecology and "The work that reconnects", "Non Violent Communication", Spiral Dynamics teachings, "Open Space" Technology, World Cafés, Integral Life Practice, Collective Intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry, Worldwork, Consensus Decision making, Dynamic governance, …
The summer semester 2015 they were teachers for the Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany.
Born in 1961, teacher, passionate peace and environmental activist from her youth. She is involved in giving community trainings and in the past she has been working at the communitiy’s children’s house and in ZEGGs guest centre. Being, sharing and learning with and from people is her passion.
She is a founding member of the ecovillage ZEGG. For many years she was executive secretary of the Global Ecovillage Network of Europe, (www.gen-europe.org)
Born in 1959; trained social worker. In the 80s he was an intern at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz and a non-violent direct action trainer at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant protests.
He is a founding member of ZEGG. For the last 30 years he has been teaching integral Forum and awareness training in German, English and Spanish. At ZEGG he is the chief landscape designer with Permaculture knowledge and eco builder with 30 years experience in building soil and an "edible landscape" on glacial sand.
He is motivated by a deep caring, compassion and love for people and life. Achim always seeks new edges to learn and teach.
Born in 1959. In his youth he was organizing protest against Uranium mining in Southern Germany and nuclear power plants. Love for life led him to conscienciously object the armed service. He trained as a social worker in Kassel/Germany. In the 80s he was an intern at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz and non-violent direct action trainer at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant protests. Back in Germany he was active in Europe in the 80s social change, environmental and non-violent direct action movement. He has organized and focalized international youth and protest camps throughout post cold-war Europe.
He was a founding member of GEN-Europe and later for three years its president. He is still active within the GEN network and was part of the initiation of the Ecovillage Design Education (EDE). He served as an adviser to the Baltic See Region "Ecovillages Project" financed by the EU.
In 1984 he joined the Bauhütte community which later became ZEGG. He is a founding member of ZEGG. Since 30 years he is a ZEGG-Forum teacher and consultant for commu
nity projects all over the world. He has been teaching integral Forum and awareness training in German, English and Spanish including Worldwork, "the work that reconnects" and others. He is motivated by a deep caring, compassion and love for people and life. Achim always seeks new
edges to learn and teach.
At ZEGG he is the chief landscape designer creating fertile soil and an edible landscape on glacial sand using intuition and Permaculture knowledge. He studied Permaculture with Fukuoka in Greece and with many others in Germany. He also works as an eco builder on the multi-facetted challenges of retrofitting and insulating existing houses with renewable materials. He is engaged with Terra Preta soils and using all local ressources for its production.
Achim has written a booklet on "Ecology and Sustainability at the ZEGG Community" where he describes the background of his ecological work and the applications at ZEGG.