Yearly Archives: 2002

Neighbours Gathering Together

The Universal Hall was filled to overflowing with festive cheer Friday, 13th December as our neighbours from surrounding farms, villages and towns came to share in the joy of the Christmas season and to be entertained at the Findhorn Community’s Winter Gathering. (read more…)

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Dunelands Resting Place For Lyle Schnadt

The life of Lyle Schnadt was celebrated yesterday (Sunday December 15) as family, friends and community gathered in the Universal Hall for the funeral ceremony/celebration of this, inventive, well-loved Community figure. Lyle, who died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, was a key figure in the building of the Universal Hall and at a recent meeting remarked famously, “I did not build the Hall, the Hall built me”. He was a pivotal figure in many of the innovative buildings at the Park and had been influential in the creation of the Living Machine. One friend described him as having a creative, engineering mind and being wonderful company. (read more…)

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One Incredible Family

Our 40th Birthday celebration week ended in a fitting and emotional finale as the Mike Scott led band played Hans Poulsen’s Findhorn classic, One Incredible Family, to a crowded, swaying, singing with gusto Universal Hall audience that had experienced the meaning of that song title. (read more…)

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40th Birthday Update – Let The Festivities Begin!

Anticipation mounts here at the Findhorn Foundation Community as we prepare to welcome home over 150 of our family who lived, worked and were inspired by this community over the last 40 years. Already there are shrieks of delight and much hugging in the Community Centre as old friends meet unexpectedly. (read more…)

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Networks Of Light

In the final run up to our 40th birthday, this week sees the biennial gathering of Findhorn Foundation Resource People at Cluny Hill College. These 34 men and women from as far afield as Tasmania, New Zealand, USA and Finland have gathered to celebrate our global family, a family which they are instrumental in strengthening. (read more…)

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Ecovillage Update: Life Begins At 40

The days are drawing in, the trees are losing their golden leaves and there is snow on the Scottish hills but the Field of Dreams has a spring-like air of new life and growth as construction activity accelerates with the approach of the community’s 40th birthday, affirming the old saying, “Life begins at 40″. (read more…)

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People’s Earth Summit At Findhorn

Fourteen days of demonstrating what can happen when people get together to make difference in the world, is on the agenda at the Findhorn Foundation Community People’s Earth Summit, taking place while world leaders gather in Johannesburg for the World Summit meeting. (read more…)

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Huff And Puff But This House Won’t Blow Down – Straw bale housing as an ecological alternative

Karl and Deborah Jay-Lewin and their children Jake and Kezia have moved into their new straw bale home in The Park at the Findhorn Foundation Community. The house is called Solus, which is the Gaelic word for light, and was designed by Nicole Edmonds of Edge Architecture and Design, and built by Build One, the Findhorn Foundation Community’s local ecological building cooperative. (read more…)

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Fresh Look At The Future

Auriol de Smidt woke up in her whisky barrel house at the Findhorn Foundation community on her 70th birthday, and realised that she had yet to fulfill her lifetime ambition to go on a pilgrimage. She decided on a journey of 100 miles from Spey Bay to the summit of Ben Nevis, highest point in Britain, and she called it Fresh Look at the Future. She is asking for public sponsorship to raise money for the self-funded Moray Steiner School which offers an holistic and creative education in the Moray town of Forres; and for Wester Lawrenceton Farm, an organic farm producing award-winning cheeses. (read more…)

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40th Birthday Gathering In November

On November 17 2002, the Findhorn Community celebrates the arrival, 40 years ago, of Peter and Eileen Caddy’s caravan onto the Findhorn Bay Caravan Park site; the starting point for our extraordinary history. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, a week-long festive gathering (Saturday November 16 to Thursday 21) is being planned, with the theme of celebrating our roots and shoots and the impact the Findhorn Community has had in the world. (read more…)

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