Moulin de Larcy is a watermill on the banks of the river Dronne, Dordogne, France, dating back to the early 1800’s, which Simon, my husband, and I, Anita Black, founder of Write the Future, purchased in 2002 in an extremely forlorn, neglected state. We have together transformed this sad old building back to its beautiful elegance, which now stands with dignity. Moulin de Larcy has now become an established, hidden, wellbeing retreat, with Michelin recognition since 2009.
Moulin de Larcy would create a harmonious marriage with the Write the Future project being formed on its doorstep; already having 9 hectares (20 acres) of land which has been protected from pesticides and chemicals. This has also served to protect its bee hives, organic vegetable garden, free range hens etc.
As Simon and I do not have children, we envisage Moulin de Larcy one day becoming part of the Foundation within the Living Environment, thereby protecting this haven and maintaining that to which it has become accustomed.
Moulin de Larcy also reflects that ‘it is possible’ to realize your vision.
The overall aim of this Project is to transform an area in South West France into a place of purity — protecting a piece of the Earth from the ravages of pesticides, fertilizers and large corporations’ manipulation, while creating a destination for the healing of the heart, mind, body & soul as well as at the same time encouraging young and old to adapt this philosophy into their daily lives.
To achieve this, we are looking for like-minded people to partake in this venture.
The intension is to create an environment that can be passed on to future generations, looking for people who will commit themselves to the Project, in terms of energy, time or passion and financially if they so wish. Creating a Living Environment that is all about a shared experience – created by sharing experience.
In this way, we will be growing a family unit in France: One that has an investment in the future, in the environment and in the wellbeing of mankind through this protected pocket in the Dronne Valley in the Dordogne – where the air is clean, life is relatively slow and nature dominates.
Our philosophy is the priority, the core, the roots of the Association/Foundation with ten essential aspects:
The first and foremost : Total respect towards Nature and Mother Earth in every dimension.
Building a Living Environment that is based on Trust and the Truth.
Total respect and acceptance of each individual’s choice or non choice of religion/creed.
Strict ecological principals to be maintained without exception. Working hand in hand with “4 pour 1000” initiative launched by France to demonstrate that agriculture, its soils in particular, can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned.
Ideas, work, profit.
Total transparency to each individual involved in all dimensions.
Encourage all members, local or at distance, to work towards creating and maintaining a harmonious living environment, where positive thought and gratitude towards one another prevails.
Openness and honesty between all concerned.
Where all those, whether young or old, feel that their Life has a Meaning.
Culture, colour, creed, gender, sexuality, social status or ethnic origin to be of no significance.
To create a pure diamond it takes time, pressure and patience for something so pure to manifest
This is not the first Project of this kind to be created nor will it be the last. Each Project is unique, each have their positives and their negatives.
An Association (Charity) has been registered:
Date of registration: 24 May 2016
Name of Association: ECRIS LE FUTUR (Write the Future)
Registration N°: W243004990
Registered at Le Préfet de la Dordogne, Perigueux, Dordogne
Speaks English and French
Has been a resident in France since 2003
Speaks French and English
As soon as sufficient funds have been received, by the Association, to finance the first purchase of land/property a Foundation will be registered.
The Foundation will be registered to:
To be undertaken in no particular order, depending on property becoming available, funds available. These decisions to be made by the elected members/committee.
The ethos of the Centre/Small Scale Organic Farming/School etc is not only to create employment for the local community, but to demonstrate that self-sufficiency is achievable and sustainable. Each Division will be run in harmony with the Living Environment but independent, thereby giving the Division the incentive to be sustainable and ultimately profitable.
Where possible utilise local people for the day to day operations within the Divisions, hence boosting regional employment.
As part of the aim to grow awareness of the importance of organic farming, the WWOOF organisation will be supported – providing accommodation and food in exchange to those who would like to participate in an organic project.
This will help give a big boost to getting the various small scale farming projects under way.
Encourage youngsters with the necessary visa obligations who are looking for accommodation and food in exchange for labour.
Applications will be made to all levels:
These will no doubt be vital assistance, in helping achieve this Living Environment. It will take time and patience to transform this area into a place of purity, protecting a piece of the Earth from the ravages of large scale corporations’ greed to pass on to future generations.
One does not have to live on the land or within the Area to be part of the Living Environment, being part of it would include:
As the Project develops so will the Living Environment and its participants grow, and take ownership of this venture.
Like-minded people will be drawn to participate with the pure, honest, energy that will be put out by those already participating.
Those who wish to be actively involved with this venture could be encouraged to select any Division, as long as they are maintained and run on strict organic principals, respecting and administrating the philosophy of the Project. The setting up of each Division will be assisted by the Association/Foundation (subject to approval by the selected Committee). Each Division will be run in harmony with the Project but independent, thereby giving the Division the incentive to be sustainable and ultimately independently profitable.
A Living environment where Living comes before Money where everyone can still have the opportunity to create an abundant lifestyle in all its forms.