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Workshop in Shuishi Village, China

I think it to me, and to all the people of the workshop, November, 2011, 26 and 27 are memorable days. Because the two days, most of the people are the first time for full participation in the Green - Map drawing process. Attend the period, we learned a lot, thought a lot and felt a lot, grew many......

On the morning of 26th, our teacher——"Whale", a teacher from Taiwan Society of Wilderness brought and showed us many fine green-maps from all over the world. She gave us detailed introduction to the origin of the green-map and the development of it , and the differences between green-map and the general map , the green-map visit quartet (commentator, TaZha, drawings, share), rendering the purpose of green-map (environment education, community development, etc), green Icon and the story behind the green-map...

The group of green-map influence me very much. There are pictures of the Swiss a rural urbanization process of green space figure in the photo, the woods, houses, and the change of the river - clear performance in the whole process of urbanization, lost the woods, the growing numbers of buildings, factory, the river which was changed its’ direction, and maybe it is the true portraiture of my hometown. Maybe one day, the appearance of hometown will exist only in the memory of fuzzy and gone forever in the earth, this is to me is a complete tragedy...

In the afternoon of the 26 , all the members of the workshop in accordance with the requirements of Whale's group and for team unit to our drawing the target region-spike SHUISHI village, the TaZha. According to the division of labor before departure and route design, our TaZha smooth all the way . Along the way, my team members, with strong curiosity and profound insight, found many beautiful, and the figure of the green painted place (such as in one hundred kapok tree, the green roof kapok, old ancestral temple, etc), in fact we also have these places on the graph shows green-map , and at the same time, there are some bad phenomena and problems, such as the number of sewage pool)...... Come back later, each group of us to the TaZha were summarized.

In the morning of 27 , Whale and teachers led us to do a game (in order to dynamic atmosphere), we began the green-map drawing process... After half day of struggle, before 3 p.m , we finally made a complete green-map ! As is known to us all , in a short time, that's no easy task for no painting of strength people to draw a complete green-map... It may not be proud, but everyone has a deep sense of satisfaction and happiness, a heart the feeling of happiness.

The next share the meeting, each group of us shows their results, as well as the other found TaZha process, TaZha experiences. As the whale teacher says, painting figure very important aspect of green space is Shared. Yongjun said it well: "We did not need to completely according to the predetermined line in the activity, if there are special found that follow feeling, follow your heart go is." I think this not only applicable to TaZha, may also be used in our daily life!!!!

我想之于我,之于工作坊的所有人,2011年11月26,27日都是令人难忘的日子,因为这两天中,我们——绿地图工作坊中的多数人——第一次全程参与了绿地图的绘制过程参加工作坊期间,我们学会了很多,想了很多,感悟了很多,成长了很多......
26号早晨,我们的老师——台湾荒野协会的鲸鱼老师,给我们带来并展示了众多世界各地的精美的绿地图,并给我们详细介绍了绿地图的起源及其发展历史,绿地图与一般地图的不同之处,绿地图走访四部曲(解说,踏查,绘图,分享),绘制绿地图的目的(环境教育,社区发展等),绿地图的Icon以及绿地图背后的故事......
其中有一图组给我的印象特别的深刻!
那是一幅关于瑞士某一乡村城市化过程的绿地图,图中树林,房屋,河流的变化清晰表现了该地区城市化的全过程,失去的树林,不断增多的房屋,工厂,该向的河流,或许正是我家乡当前的真实写照吧,或许有一天,故乡的模样只能存在在我模糊的记忆中而永远消失在地球上了,这之于我是个完完全全的悲剧......
26号下午,我们工作坊的全体成员按照鲸鱼老师的要求进行分组并以小组为单位对我们的绘图目标地区——穗石村,进行了踏查。按照出发前的分工和路线设计,我们的踏查一路顺利地进行着
一路上,我所在的小组成员们,凭借着强烈的好奇心和深刻的洞察,发现了众多美的,值得绘入绿地图的地方(例如百年木棉,绿屋顶,老的祠堂等),实际上我们也有将这些地方画到绿地图上,同时也有发现一些不好的现象和问题(例如为数不少的污水池)......回来以后,我们的各个小组分别对这次踏查进行了总结……
27日上午,鲸鱼老师带领我们做了一个游戏后(为了活跃气氛),我们开始了绿地图的绘制过程……经过半天的奋斗,下午3点之前,我们终于绘制了完整的绿地图!!!要知道,在短时间内,对于没有绘画功底的人来说,绘制完整的绿地图,绝不是件容易的事……或许并不值得骄傲,但每个人都有一种深深的满足感和幸福感,一种发自内心的快乐的感觉
接下来的分享会上,每个小组都向大伙展示了自己组的成果,以及踏查过程的其他发现,踏查的心得。正如鲸鱼老师所说的,画绿地图很重要的一方面是分享。通过各个小组的分享,我们发现了踏查过程中自己忽略了的东西,也得以借鉴他组的有益经验。勇军说得好:“踏查的时候我们没有必要完全按照预定的路线进行,如果有特别的发现,跟着感觉,跟着自己的心走就是了。”我想这不仅仅适用于踏查,或许也很适用于我们的日常生活吧!