Imagine a food forest providing you with fruit and nuts and vegetables and herbs all year round. This is what happens in David's food forest in his beautiful patch of the Promised Land. The food forest is maturing, his passion is translating into an ever expanding and inspirational garden. He showed us new areas of food forest, and explained how you can work from the trees down or from the mulched ground up.
His newest addition is a dedicated Healing garden, filled with an assortment of herbs that work in the healing of Lyme's disease. David shared has vision of a Sauna being built, and he has made the space available for all to participate and help make it a reality. The first stack of bricks have "emerged" ready for the build. The space he's allocated is a peaceful place surrounded by a hedge of Vetiver grass on one side and Elder berry bushes on the other side. He invites all interested to contribute ideas and materials and labour and love, so this plan too will come into reality.
We celebrated the winter solstice around an open fire and with an abundance of beautiful food. David's last season's summer hat was ritually burnt and we were "cleansed" with burning herbs that were passed around. Good conversation and good cheer. David's winter and summer solstice gatherings are becoming quite the tradition with us and his other friends. Thanks David for being your loveable self and sharing your garden and inspiration with all of us!