Author Archives: Christine Lines

The Great 60th Birthday Tree Plant 

A Force for Repairing the ‘Metabolic Rift with Nature. Since university, I have held the opinion that the nature/human dichotomy is the fundamental crux of the climate and ecological crisis and our failure to address this false separation will only escalate such crises further. This understanding emanated from my discovery of Edward Wilson’s work on […]

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Out of the Ashes Story – Callum Bell

Out of the Ashes 2021 A Hinterland Retreat that Made All the Difference  How an FHT retreat workshop impacted the life of a young Scottish lad and how these events provide opportunities for young people to engage with the work of the Park Ecovillage, Findhorn. This is a story of how the Findhorn Hinterland Trust […]

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Community Kids – Growing Up with Oak Trees

My daughters, Anaya and Leela and I gathered acorns a couple of years ago in Badgers Wood near Elgin with the help of Tom Moon, a fellow Drumduan parent. We sprouted them and have been nurturing them for 2 years.  It has been a great experience for the kids and a valuable lesson. It was very […]

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Volunteering for the Findhorn Hinterland Trust

A Story of Learning and Gratitude I am fully aware of the challenges facing our world including the loss of biodiversity, cultural diversity and climate change and for the last ten years I have been working as an aid worker in different parts of the world, most recently in Mongolia, to do something to make […]

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Green Burials: A Team Member’s Reflections 

‘We commit this body to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.’ Committal prayer. I have held the role of land manager’s assistant for green burials for one year now and have assisted with the six recent burials of Leslie, […]

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Partnership with Equal Adventure Update

As the winds get colder and the hills and mountains start to gain some of their winter frostings, it is time to look back over the past couple of seasons.  Equal Adventure’s ‘Yes We Can Outdoor program’ has delivered outdoor activities days with individuals with disabilities and complex needs, across the Highlands and N of […]

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Forest Bathing Course Success

2nd – 4th June 2022 The Findhorn Hinterland Trust, Nature and Therapy UK and the Findhorn Foundation worked cooperatively to make this training course happen using the FHT Woodland Shelter and woods, FF accommodation at the Park, the Cluny woods and the expertise provided by Stefan Batorijs and assistant.   Earlier in his life, Stefan had […]

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Meet the FHT Team Member – An interview with Jonathan Caddy, FHT Chair

When did you become inspired by Nature?   Six of us living in the original caravan here at the Park, Findhorn, from age 6 to 13 years old for me, meant that most of our time as boys was spent outside especially on the land – exploring the bay, playing in the next door farmer’s barley […]

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Hinterland Work Parties – The Joy of Discovery

 28th May 2022 A party of about 15 volunteers met to spend the morning taking care of the dune habitat. In particular, we were concerned with preserving the lichen population by clearing mainly non-native Lodgepole pine trees.  It was great to have Heather Paul with us to help us to look closer at the different […]

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Reflections on Working as an FHT Funeral Coordinator and Celebrant

To live in this world you must be able  to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go to let it go. At our most recent funeral, for community member Ian Cook, a […]

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