stoney creek enchanted food forest
Our property provides all of the necessary bio security characteristics to feed our local community. We are inviting families to co-create Stoney Creek Enchanted Food Forest. We offer families the full interactive experience of how to grow affordable organic chemical free food whilst regenerating the landscape and themselves, their families and health in the process.
We have begun by observing the particularities of this place, establishing composting systems, animal systems, food forest, mandala garden and grounding in our connection to growing our own food. We aim to place Permaculture ethics and principles, knowledge, skills and resources freely into the hands, hearts and minds of children. We aim to do this by co~creating family friendly Permaculture retreats. The family that learns together grows together.
Experience shows us that when children are inspired and able to have hands on the ground experience they open to deep learning. We offer experience learning about compost, heritage seeds, seed saving, production of seedlings and reproduction of tree’s and Permaculture designs for planting and maintenance of gardens and food forest.
Families are invited to participate in the creation of the food forest here at Stoney Creek by planting and learning about biodynamic techniques’ to increase food production, harvesting & seed saving, providing a deeper connection to food source.
Art installations feature in the food forest and help to create an enchanting space that inspires all and extends everyone's learning experience. Today’s children are the parents, caretakers and educators of tomorrow. If we want food security we need to teach children how to grow their own, feed their inspiration and nurture their learning.
NATURAL BUILDING ACCOMMODATIONS
Up n coming project! Inspiration:
"What if the design and construction of a building could improve the ecological health of the ecosystem where it is sited? This is what permaculture strives to do through architectural design and siting of homes and structures.
Everything gardens in permaculture, and built structures create their own microclimate, divert winds, cast shadows, increase heat island effect, reduce site permeability. Siting and designing a building a major contributing element of human ecosystem is one of our goals.
Using natural and local materials, permaculture helps you design and build structures that are both strikingly beautiful and sustainable. Permaculture has a solid foundation in climate specific design, using biological resources before technological solutions; designed structures often use the sun for heating, and breezes and vegetation for cooling.
A permaculture-designed building might feature a wind blocking woodlot to assist in heat retention (through slowing wind speeds) and heat generation (through firewood), or a pond on the sun side to reflect sunlight indoors reducing needs for heating and lighting." Permaculture Institute
WOMENs SANCTUARY - A WOMB IN THE WOODS
"Changes in our culture are necessary and the women are going to build infrastructure for our lives that includes support for our womanhood journey. The women are ready to co-create a vision in the societies we live in and make a place among us where women are honored by honoring our own unique journeys of womanhood. A place for our elders and our young women.
A place for us to come alive. Who knows where it will lead us? Women who are part of this important grassroots movement may never know what an important role they will play by bringing this into our culture at large. Now we are learning how. Join us in a revolutionary act. It is more than a woman’s circle. It is a deep learning process of unlearning the busy and finding the moment.
The Red Tent Temple Movement is a way for women to take our inner momentum, that feeling like the time is now and come forward with everything we are as women and give us a place to incubate, dream, slow down, and not have an agenda or plan. And simultaneously much is waiting for us in this not knowing place but we need to make time for the empty space.
It is also not only empty space but woman space where we can share stories, laughter, songs, food and honor our unique cycles that we experience each month in our bleeding time and in our going through menopause and the many years leading up to it." Red Tent Temple Movement