Ross Jackson lives at:

Duemosegaard, Stavnsholt Gydevej 52

3460 Birkerød, Denmark

Tel: (+45) 4552 5581



  1. Objective definition of village ?
    Good to see you Ross over the internet. I met you in Mumbai around 1994 when i was doing some some project with dr Mayur. You and Hildur came in an interval. I still remeber warmth and joy transanded over the meeting.
    After a short while in Mumbai i left the city and went back to my village in central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The main theme of my work since then is, what could be an objective definition of a village? I found the root cause of destruction of villages in Asian societies is lack of this basic understanding. Now over 23 years working closely with several villages and intellectual we find an affirmative answer . That is ‘ yes’!! there is an objective definition possible which can encompass all the four dimensions of livelihood, political, social, and spiritual . we are working on it and happy to share this sometime to whoever is interested in .

  2. I read the excerpt of your book on your web page. When you mention Mrs. Daphne Bray in your book, is it THE Mrs. Daphne Bray who was in charge of a riding facility in Gl. Holte, sold it (maybe the reference in your book) and rented a facility near Maribo, to continue her riding school activities (as I was told to evade Danish tax laws —though Lolland is far away from Gl. Holte it is still within Danish Tax Authorities jurisdiction!).
    The reason I am asking is that I acquired all my horse (and people) skills at Saxhøj Rideskole in th seventies, under her strict and weird tuitelage — wich means the world to me even today 40+ years later. As (almost) the only boy coming at the place I did a lot of work and didn´t mind. Lived there, saw her horses being born and buried a few too. Met with her daughter Leslie, who at age 20 something was the world to a teenage boy. I left the place with my own horse on a not so good note but returned to visit a few times over the next years and there were never a sour mind from any of us. The way you describe her is just the way I saw her. In a league of her own, witch was also obvious when she drove to town in her white Mercedes Convertible wjth a large har, flowery shirt and two golden retrievers by her side. She defined her own rules.

    Best Regards
    Jesper Dinesen

  3. What,s happening to GEN Africa and where I am South Africa. Its all fallen apart. No leadership, no true ambassadors anymore. We need a new start.
    All the talk and talk has amounted to nothing. at a time when help is needed most, just going nowhere fast. What a waste of everyone’s time.

    John Holmes
    South Africa
    Cape Town

  4. Dear Ross

    I am writing to you from Turkey Ankara. We have met several times during GEN meetings. I am İnci Gokmen From Guneskoy.
    How are you doing? I need your advice and help in one area. Guneskoy was established in 2000 as cooperative. Since then we have done quite a lot of good things, educational activities, community supported agriculture and permaculture applications on our land. In 2015 a fast train railroad construction started between Ankara and Sivas, which was passing through the middle of our land. Our cooperative members were divided into 2 groups. We are in the group to sustain the activities. However we are in minority. The other group wanted to demolish the cooperative and sell the land. We continue doing all our activities as before, yet they got the control of management and they do not allow to use the money that we brought to the cooperative from projects and from community supported agriculture. We have to bring new members ( 3-4) to the cooperative in order to get control of the cooperative. However according to the decision they have brought each new member should pay 150.000 Turkish lira, Which is about 10.000 euros. With the very bad economic situation of Turkey it is almost impossible to bring new members to the cooperative. All these years you have huge experience on sustainability, ecological life. I would appreciate very much your advice an support on this issue. We believe we can still do a lot of good things for the benefit of young people and humanity. Thanks a lot.

  5. Dear Ross,

    I allow myself to reach out to you since I heard about you through my network.
    You have a very inspiring approach and I can see that there is a coincidence in our visions for the way we must create the society of the future. In short: from more to better – and from ownership to access to!
    I represent the social economic fundation Grantoftegaard in Ballerup.
    We aim to work according to the methods used in social farming, and use our land, farming and organic production to help primarily disadvantaged young people, to come back in edukation or work.
    Grantoftegaard has undergone a major change process in the last few years where, among other things, we have created a small syntropic forest garden.
    The dream is for it to be expanded by 5 hectares over the next few years.

    My inquiry has a very specific purpose: I would very much like to invite you to visit Grantoftegaard –
    and not least to introduce you to Josipa Bicanic, who has established the syntropic forest garden.
    Josipa is also planning a visit by the expert in syntropical forest agriculture Ernst Göetch in the period 10th – 13th October.
    If I can in any way deepen our work or otherwise supplement with information, please let me know.
    I very much look forward to hearing from you.
    Best regards

  6. Hello from America!

    I have believed Sir Francis Bacon to be all you claim for a number of years and am happy to find a book finally published about it. My ancestor was Caesar Adelmare, the doctor for Queen Elizabeth I. I have long suspected his and his children’s associations help support this theory. As her doctor, he would have known of her just given birth and perhaps even helped place the child. I find it interesting that his son, Sir Thomas Caesar, was the best friend of Sir Francis Bacon, even said to have been holding him in his arms as Bacon passed away. The friendship since their childhood has made me suspicious that the Adelmare/Caesar family knew of the secret birth and thus the early life connection of the doctor’s son with Francis Bacon.

    I also found it interesting that Queen Elizabeth put Caesar Adelmare on house arrest in his last years when he was an old man. No known reason for it that I can find. And she praised him upon his passing, but somehow didn’t trust him before that passing. I have suspected if he knew her secret, it was a secret she wanted well guarded and thus the house arrest. Maybe she was afraid he would rattle on about it in his old age if his mind was starting to decline?

    Curious if these figures came up in your research for the book and if you have any more information you could offer me on the Caesar Adelmare family’s involvement with this.

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