• 05/07/2024
    First shooting

    Duygu and I have been planning to start shooting her film, which might record the sum of Güneşköy's first 22 years when the future is uncertain. Elif joined us the day before starting her 13th year. 

  • 19/05/2024
    A weekend camp

    In 2019 one of the UNDP project participants became so connected with nature, he has now developed his first EU sponsored small project. This weekend a small group gathered for a camp to talk of possible ways forwards

  • 10/05/2024
    Kilometers of silk!

    before the Yine Yeni Yeniden Bostan project event at Güneşköy, four of us came fora fittle cleaning and maintenance.  I've never seen so many spider webs.  We must have swept up kilometers of silk!

  • 18/03/2024
    In search of deeper meaning

    During the month of Ramadan, Duygu and I spent another 24 hours at Güneşköy, and Çiftlik: better weather, after a too warm "winter" period. Seasonal flowers haven't appeared. Why? And many more questions...

  • 09/12/2023
    Two rainy December days

    Since my last visit, the perimeter fence has been renewed, after 20 years.  Amazing work, well done Ali Gökmen.   Dull grey and damp British like weather, but still warm enough for some insects... 

  • 11/09/2023
    4 days as the season turns

    September is a busy month! The UNDP SGP fair, two solid days at the Çiftlik farm, then a day visit with friends in the Active Güneşköy group.  

  • 16/08/2023
    Cooler night. Hottest days

    We'd escaped from Ankara, sweltering in temperatures nearing 40C, to see what has been happening in the last three months.

  • 06/05/2023

    This sunny May morning, a dozen students from TED University came to discover Güneşköy.  Meanwhile, another Doğuş excavator was digging water channels for trees to be planted under the viaduct. And a train from Sivas quietly passed overhead. 

  • 28/10/2022
    From Different Perspectives

    Two days after a partial eclipse, the setting new moon again reminds me of our transient place in the universe.  

  • 29/07/2022
    When a goatherd meets Balaban goats

    Well over a year since he returned from Spain, Mert had to come before goat number dropped. So many other events too...

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