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May 11, 2021 By Janet Limb
Maddie Moate CBeebies

The Findhorn Foundation Park and Ecovillage is the location for a new five-part children’s series, Maddie, The Home and You, broadcast from 10 May on CBeebies at 4.25pm. Don’t worry if you’ve missed any episodes, you can catch up on BBC iPlayer!

The series, which is aimed at children aged three to seven years old, shows how people can live differently, in ways that help look after our planet.

Producers chose the Findhorn Ecovillage for the innovative ways we showcase new approaches, including a range of eco-friendly housing, water recycling, extensive food gardens, and alternative energy creation in the form of wind turbines and a biomass boiler. The series covers topics such as growing and cooking food, energy, transport, water and shopping.

Maddie Moate CBeebies

The Phoenix Shop and the book swap in the phone box

TV presenter Maddie Moate and crew visited last September over two gloriously sunny weeks to film all five episodes, visiting Cullerne Gardens, homes in the Whins development and The Park, Clearwater cottage, the Phoenix Shop and the Living Machine. In an especially poignant moment, Maddie also joins KP in the Community Centre, which has since been destroyed by fire.

Findhorn Foundation spokesperson Janet Limb said: ‘We were delighted to be approached for the CBeebies TV series with Maddie Moate. Education is a big part of the Findhorn Foundation’s agenda and this series, being aimed at young children, is a fantastic way for the next generation to learn about sustainability. The Findhorn Ecovillage is often referred to as the grandfather of the ecovillage movement and so it was fitting for the series to be filmed here.’

Maddie Moate CBeebies

A lot of our food is grown in Cullerne Gardens

If the programme has tempted you to find out more about the Findhorn Ecovillage, please join our mailing lists so we can keep you up to date with news, courses and workshops that take place online and soon here at The Park when Covid restrictions allow.

There are already various ways to visit us here at the Findhorn Ecovillage this summer (subject to Covid regulations):

  • Day Trips
    If you are travelling in the area, come and visit the Findhorn Ecovillage and take a self-guided tour. The Phoenix Shop (opposite the entrance) has guidebooks for £7.
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    The Living Machine is a major water-recycling plant

    Summer Retreats
    If you’d like to stay here at the Findhorn Ecovillage, you can book for our Summer Retreats. Enjoy a quiet self-manged retreat, on your own or with friends, with some precious time to relax in your own self-catering cottage in the heart of the Ecovillage, a short walk away from the beautiful Findhorn Bay and beach.

  • Findhorn Bay Holiday Park
    There is more self-catering accommodation available at the Findhorn Bay Holiday Park right next door to the Findhorn Ecovillage and across the road from Findhorn Bay. Accommodation includes eco pods, eco lodges and caravans. See here for more information and to book.
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    The Nature Sanctuary

    You can also join us online for free inspiration, including videos, live meditations and streamed walks in the beautiful natural surroundings. Watch livestreams on Facebook or on the site.