Work is love in action

RolandFichtGK06-123The action weeks provide an opportunity to stay and work in ZEGG free of charge. During the action weeks, the focus is on working together, using work as the medium to become aware of group dynamics and to practice clear communication. The work completed during our action weeks makes an important contribution to ZEGG. Action weeks are especially suitable for people who have known us for some time. Working time is about 7 hours per day.

The language of this seminar is German but English-speaking people are also welcome!

Spring activity: March 5 – 12
Susanne Kohts and Roger Balmer

Windows and façade painting activity: July 12 – 22
Georg Lohmann & Team

Autumn activity: November 5 – 15
Jo Genzgen and Christine Schumacher

Experience Report from Katrina Wagner:





Our education center will be closed until the 19th of April 2020. That means that neither seminars nor the Easter Trance Retreat will take place. The government of Brandenburg has forbidden all educational events. This measure was taken to slow down the spreading of COVID-19 virus in order to give hospitals more time to prepare for it.



First blog post in English - our approach to the climate crisis

With hotter and drier summers in Germany in the last years we realized once again how the climate crisis was something that concerned us all. With all the steps for sustainability we had taken at ZEGG, we are still part of an environment that faced drastic changes. 100 mature trees died in the years 2018 and 2019 on our plot of land, mainly pine and birches. Around us a new international climate movement emerged, with Extinction Rebellion and Fridays for Future among others. Where was our place in all of this? Read the whole text here



Forum in Brazil - German communities export social tools

"There is a special magic in the circle: I can show myself completely, I am accepted and everyone feels together. This impressed me completely, because it gives me confidence and hope. When people come together in this way, completely new paths emerge. That is what I want to do."This was the conclusion of a participant in the "Circles of Trust" Forum Training in Brazil.



Spring Action in ZEGG


From the 3th to the 10th of march about 30 people from 5 different countries were guests at the ZEGG Spring Activity. This time it was led by Roger Balmer, Kathrin Beyer and Bill Nickl. As always it was a nice mixture of working and living together. In the garden we have spread large amounts of compost to keep the garden fertile. We made our own firewood and stored it, cleaned the windows, swept the streets and cut back the reeds in the sewage plant so that the plant would work well again this year.

We cleaned up the heating house and the children's house, oiled the doors, dug out a big tree stump, painted the windows, renewed the border fences, prepared our flower beds for spring, dismantled an old oil heating system, tidied up the...


next ZEGG events (in English)


ZEGG – Center for Social and Cultural Design

Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 89
14806 Bad Belzig

Telefon: +49 (0) 33841 595-100
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The ZEGG is a community of about 100 adults and children. How can we create a sustainable and creative life and an awake awareness to promote issues of love and sexuality, ecology, community, and create policy. We invite you to visit us, especially our summercamp.

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