Achim Ecker,

born 1959, active since his youth for the environment and disarmament. Draft resister. Founding member of the ZEGG community and GEN-Europe. Since 1995 teaches integral forum and consciousness training. Organized international youth camps in Eastern Europe. President of GEN-Europe for three years. Responsible for community building and ecological transformation of ZEGG. He has been building fertile soil and an edible landscape through permaculture for three decades. In Portugal, he is leading a reforestation project in the Alentejo since 1996. Terra Preta project since 2013. With his partner Ina Meyer-Stoll, he has been coaching communities for 30 years and works as a coach and couples counselor. He loves art and is an inspired painter.