Thursday, June 2, 2011

magnetic north

i live on an island in the north atlantic. for centuries newfoundland was self-sufficient. not anymore. if cut off from the mainland (say with a ferry or air strike) we have 3 days worth of food. this is scary. yesterday i was thinking about
findhorn - a sustainable village in the north of scotland. (i'll try to go there next year if i get to scotland) they produce all the food they need there and i wondered how. last night i went to a question and answer session with the nl western environment centre. the guest speaker was from alberta and talked about gardening in a northern climate (short growing season, cold temperatures but lots of sun in the summer). he mentioned the influence of the magnetic north on the plants. how you can tap into that energy and how it gives vitality to the plants. love that idea.


Robyn said...

love this! can't wait to hear more!

bluebird of paradise said...

I want to go too!

Taos Sunflower said...

My beloved friend Vadan, who passed away a couple of winters ago, lived at Fendhorn for some time, many years ago (one of her children was born there, in fact). It sounds like a truly magical place, from the memories she shared. I hope you do find a way to go. I will love hearing of your experience.