Newsletter 2015

“Sometimes a mortal feels in himself Nature

— not his Father but his Mother stirs

within him, and he becomes immortal with her

immortality. “ H.D. Thoreau

A bit late, but here it is! 2015 was a year when we noticed more than ever before how much the changes of nature impact our lives. Continue reading

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St John’s-wort tinctures

Passing on what we learn

 Green Magic, Nature’s Medicine

 The best magic is green magic. Tinctures, or as I like to call them, potions, are very potent and they serve as yet another example that often your trip to the pharmacy is a waste of time. A lot of plants are easy to find and recognize, they are safe to us, have a lovely flavor and gathering herbs next to the forest on a beautiful morning is solely worth the effort. Continue reading

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Power of the Sun

 We are grateful for the Engineers Without Borders from Austria, who made the workshop of Solar Power in Rural Areas a success. This renewable energy workshop was held at the Organic Art Ranch last weekend.

The busy hands and great attitude all contributed to an outcome that we gazed at with wonder. Continue reading

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“Waste Not Want Not”. Our New Dry Compost Toilet

April 1st was the beginning of our new season and a new beginning for us to contribute towards making the environment that much cleaner.  We have made an ecological choice due to the influence of former workshop attendees Jo and Ronald from Belgium. We too learned at our own workshops. Continue reading

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Our 2014 Newsletter

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” 

image― John Keats

Dear lovers of nature, arts and music,
Overwhelmed by lovely people, the colors of fall and the silence of the mountains it was difficult for us to sit down and write this letter, but here it is, baptized by the first magnificent snow blizzard of the winter. We publish a newsletter once a year to keep you informed about our activities, this time of the season 2014, our projects and events. Continue reading

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2013 in Retrospect


Our little house on the mountain

“Away, away, from men and towns,
To the wild wood and the downs, —
To the silent wilderness,
Where the soul need not repress
Its music.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Our 2013 season is now finished and the farm is slowly at a slumber. We had a very prosperous year with people that we were happy to share our home with and who enriched our lives. This year we had over 40 volunteers and many visitors who came to take part in our various workshops and events. Continue reading

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Using Natural Paints

Passing on what we learn – Using Natural Paints

Today houses can have any type of color from soft hues to bright vivid ones. But how was it before? People always had an eye for beauty, and having a house with colors was important even centuries ago, for the poor and for the rich alike.

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