Around two years of visioning, planning, fundraising and manifesting have resulted in the reality of Moontree, a small building in tune and in harmony with nature, and the new home for the Park Garden department. A celebration was enjoyed for the opening on Friday, with a huge thank you to the Community and to all who have been so supportive.
It became clear quite early on that this project had its own radiant spirit – and its inspiration and vision have drawn forth support from many unexpected sources. To name just two: The Julia Butterfly-Hill Foundation helped financially and a lot of the furnishings have been donated by an Italian company which produces furniture from 100% recycled wood.
The Park Garden team are working to create edible landscapes in The Park, planting fruit and nut trees, and more than 100 soft fruit bushes. They are also consciously creating a bee-friendly environment.
The photographs show the new entrance, the moontree, created by Paddy Atkinson from a design by Inga Orsi, and a scene from the celebration with Amanda, Inga, Paddy and Rona (Park Garden Focaliser).