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Welcome to

The Garden

The Garden is a world-leading societal model for the healthy, synergic, sovereign life the human heart and psyche ache for, and the planet thrives on. It's home.

The Garden is a not-for-profit eco-village that offers much-needed services, birthed from the impassioned collaboration of 120 (and growing) skilled and loving volunteer therapists, eco-builders and other healing hands.

It features:

A multidisciplinary wholistic health centre the ill can access for free

 

Rescue animal sanctuary

 

Garden-to-plate organic vegan kitchen, and

 

Bookable natural spa, music and healing festivals, event spaces, courses, talks and therapist sessions,

the proceeds from which will sustain The Garden's existence.

Or rather, The Garden will have these features, as we are currently fundraising for the buildings.

Click on the donate button above to contribute. 

The Garden is a societal model for those with enough clarity to see that the current standard lifestyle-design is disastrously unnatural, coercive and unsatisfying; enough dynamism to do something about it; and enough love to want 'others' to benefit too.

To those who value love, nature, connection, freedom, progress, self-expansion and rediscovery of the divine sovereign self enough to pursue it, we very happily introduce The Garden.

As far as we know, the world's first not-for-profit off-grid cooperative permacultural community focussing on wholistic healthcare, for free, for all species.

Meet the team here, get involved, or find out how you can visit The Garden and benefit from our services.

Return to
your self
Those of us who remember at least glimpses of who we are, know instinctively that a great rebalancing is essential to our shared success as a guest species on this strange and wonderful Earth. This will be achieved and enjoyed through collaboration, compassion, and engagement with practices and life-systems which reconnect us to our own true nature and to our living home planet and all we share it with.
Live Earth Farm - Fall Equinox Festival

The Garden comprises 120 (and growing) volunteer staff and collaborators, including world-class and kind-hearted healers, eco-builders, permacultural consultants, veterinarians and social entrepreneurs. We have secured enough donations from like-minded generous souls who recognise the world's need for The Garden, to hopefully secure land purchase this year, 2021.

Now we need help to fund the buildings and infrastructure. That's the staff, patient and visitor eco-accommodation, food forest, sustainable power systems, covered healing areas, natural spa, animal enclosure, kitchen and other features.

We have planned the layout and features like this

(click play for a 3D guided tour):

Features (on laptops/desktops: hover over each structure for more information):

Model - Garden - Masterplan - PLAN v2.3.

'BOOCH BAR'

Kombucha, coconut kefir, smoothies, other health drinks

HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PLANT

Turbines (submerged / waterwheel), generator, battery bank

KITCHEN

Food preparation
room, serving
counter

PERMACULTURAL

FOOD GARDENS

Fruits - trees and bushes

FOOD & EQUIPMENT

storage shed

COMMUNAL

EATING AREA

Open-sided,
bench lines,
central firepit

TOILET BLOCK

Composting

TOILET BLOCK

Composting

SPA

Acoustic herbal steam room, sauna, hot tubs, temazcal, small firepit, firewood storage

RIVER BEACH

Sand brought in.
Hammocks at edges

LARGE FIREPIT

and firewood store

ECO-HOUSE

Bedroom, bathroom.
For staff / patients / visitors

PERMA-CULTURAL

FOOD GARDENS

Vegetables, spices, herbs (including medicinal)

SACRED 

ENCLOSED SPACE

Initially: tipi, later: pyramid. Large enclosed multipurpose room. Ceremony, events

ECO-HOUSE

Bedroom, bathroom.
For staff / patients / visitors

ECO-HOUSE

Bedroom, bathroom.
For staff / patients / visitors

AUDITORIUM

Talks, seminars,
films

ECO-HOUSE

Bedroom, bathroom.
For staff / patients / visitors

COMMUNAL

HEALING SPACE

Large open-sided canopy. Dance, yoga, music, massage, workshops, ceremony, relaxation space

PRIVATE TREATMENT ROOM

Natural materials,
no corners

ECO-HOUSE

Bedroom, bathroom.
For staff / patients / visitors

TOILET BLOCK

Composting

ECO-HOUSE

Bedroom, bathroom.
For staff / patients / visitors

DORMITORY

BLOCK

To accommodate groups / extra people

ECO-HOUSE

Bedroom, bathroom.
For staff / patients / visitors

ECO-HOUSE

Bedroom, bathroom.
For staff / patients / visitors

ECO-HOUSE

Bedroom, bathroom.
For staff / patients / visitors

ECO-HOUSE

Bedroom, bathroom.
For staff / patients / visitors

RESCUE ANIMAL SANCTUARY

ANIMAL FOOD & EQUIPMENT

storage shed
Pink Blossom

     Food

Permacultural food garden - fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs including medicinal herbs, aloe vera. At inner edge of this:

Food and equipment storage shed. Next to:

Kitchen. Next to:

Communal eating space - open-sided, benches in lines, firepit in centre (for warmth, good energy)

Compost toilet blocks (near busier areas, but far away enough to avoid drifting smells)

"Booch Bar": kombucha and other health drinks available 


     Human health spaces

Auditorium - talks, seminars, films

Communal healing space - open-sided, perhaps large canopy - dance, yoga, music, massage, workshops, relaxation space

Private treatment room (more as we expand) - walls (of natural material) for privacy and feelings of safety and focus, crystals

Sacred space - for meditation, ceremonies, rituals. Initially: large tipi, later: pyramid


     Spa area

Acoustic herbal steam room
Hot tub x 2
Floatation tank 
Smaller firepit
Wood store
Temascal (Native American sweat lodge)


   Waterfront

Beach at river-stream edge (sand brought in if insufficient on site)

Larger Firepit
Wood store


   Non-human health spaces

Fenced area for animals
Feed and equipment storage shed


   Accommodation

10 x 2-person (patient / guest / staff + partner) small (approx. 5m) round eco-house with en suite bathroom, spaced for privacy, quiet and calm. More as we expand.

Dormitory block - to accommodate groups / extra people before more individual houses are built


   Electricity
Hydroelectric plant - submerged fish-friendly turbines, waterwheel connected to generator and battery bank in shed away from beach. Individual solar systems will also be installed for certain buildings. 


   Other

Many lights - outdoor fairy lights in Trees, lanterns, chandelier under a Tree, etc. 

Hammocks between Trees

Land art - objects made of natural and/or reclaimed materials - dumped car as flower bed, dragon made of pallets and fallen branches, etc. 

When values and focus are shared and are good,

An odd thing occurs that perhaps always should:

A Magick will grow when friends build together -

We create the world, we make our own weather.

Sometimes we're fooled into thinking we're small, 

Forgetting our choice and our power and all.

But when we link hands and we rise up in love,

We feel reconnection to things high above.

In joining our forces, we recall the feeling

Of All being One, and everything healing.

A positive feedback loop if you will.

Then whatever you do, you're on top of the hill.

OUR LOCATION

Nirvana, In the Hills, Near the Sea, Portugal

Exact location TBC 2021

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