Since 2007. Adriana and me, Philippe, are restoring a 8ha farm completely isolated in a wooded valley in northern Romania: forests, pastures and orchards We have a rural touristic lodge with 20 beds and want to become an educational farm in permaculture, self-sufficient for the families who live there and for the visitors . We started to organize P.D.C., workshops of practical ecology and accommodate groups of meditation We have 7 donkeys and organize 5 days hiking trips
The hermitage of Malin is an 8ha farm located (
Project: Permaculture educational farm.
Ensure food and energy independence for families who will live there, residents and visitors and the surplus in direct selling self service
1. The farm
Buildings: 20-bed cottage ● large kitchen room - dining room with covered terrace ● another house to restore ● barn 20m x 10m including place for donkeys and the workshop ● two large cellars ● a tepee of 6m ● a
● water: many sources, dug pond
● electricity: in 2012 plan to install solar panels. Until now no electric current, two generators for the work
● firewood : dead wood at will in the forest
● vegetable garden of
● chicken coop
● bread oven
2. Public activities
● for 5 years organizing a 5 days trip with donkeys. We have seven donkeys. Essentially foreign public frenchspeaking
● since 2010 we are the first and the only one to organize, in collaboration with the Université populaire de permaculture of France, a P,D.C. Steve Read directed the first course. Nom Pascal Depienne has taken over.
● in March 2011 we started the monthly workshops of practice ecology. In 2012 the program: two Saturdays a month, bi-monthly workshop ecology practice: mandala garden, compost Jean Pain, solar cookers and fruit dryers, news of the garden, etc.● a nature camp with young people ● and 3 work sites : children play ground - a cob house of
Further we’d like to organize nature camp for the schools and to make the farm a place of experimentation in ecoconstruction and gardening (nursery, mushrooms, etc.) open to the public: guided walks or not, educational panels, activities with donkeys
3. Meditation place
Philippe has pronounced in 2005 his vows boddhisattva Zen in
We are currently a couple with a child born in 2008. But Philip is suffering from Parkinson's for several years. Because of the disease, we have to call outside help , For. 2 years ,WWOOF volunteers have come throughout the year to support us. But we seek to form a ecohameau / ecohamlet and therefore partners to share experience
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