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A year and a half ago we came to Pödelwitz to live here, to resist and
to build a future amidst the destruction of lignite. In the meantime, a
lot has developed here in the project garden, and the political
situation has also changed. Some people are going to travel for longer
periods of time, and so space is now available here for new people.
## The village
Pödelwitz is located south of Leipzig and is 50 minutes away from the
main station by train + bike. Our village has been threatened by coal
mining for years and the MIBRAG has tried to evict the people from the
village on its own. And yet five families stayed and resisted to the
company. This has led to the fact that the Saxon coalition agreement
states that Pödelwitz is not to be destroyed (but is not legally binding!).
In order not to have to wait for the politicians, we started a
self-organized village development process together with the other
residents as well as people from Leipzig. In this process a position paper has been developed , with
which we want to build a village for an time after the coal.
## The people
We are currently 8-10 people who live here. We have a majority of women,
two non-binary people, and one small person (2.5 years).
We are all politically active in different ways: Many of us have met in
the climate justice movement. Also (queer)feminism, ecology and
permaculture are important topics for us. Some of us spend a lot of
time here in the village to directly build up alternative structures,
others travel a lot for their political work.
Here in the village we want to live in a community, self-organized,
autonomous and in direct contact with the world and to work
## The garden
We are leasing the old parish garden in the center of the village. Here
we cultivate a garden according to permaculture ideas and live between
lime trees and walnuts in a round house, in construction carts and in
Living with us is mainly functionally organized and if necessary private
spaces were created. There is a hut built by and for women and a well
equipped workshop space.
After a year and a half here, changes are now coming. Several people
want to explore the world and other projects.
We are happy to welcome more people (also with
children), to live together, to be politically active together, to
develop the garden and the village, or to experience adventures together
with the youngest of us.
What dreams, wishes and activities drive you?
We are looking forward to your feedback!
You're welcome to come over too
See you soon;)