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Offer of short retreats in Berlin and Baltic Sea

Annette Priess has enjoyed a few programmes with the Findhorn Foundation and made a generous donation to the Findhorn Hinterland Trust last year. She has a property in Berlin and a remote cabin on the Baltic Sea and  would like to open her two homes to members / volunteers of the Hinterland Trust if you […]

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The importance of dead wood in the forest

In much of our modern day world, the conventional view of dead wood is often that it is unsightly, untidy and a waste if it is left lying around in a woodland, and that it should be tidied up, taken away and used for some human purpose. Sadly, this reflects a lack of understanding of […]

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Botanical Illustrator – Enjoying the Hinterland

Hello I’m Janet. I first came to Findhorn in 1979 while on a camping trip to Scotland. This was followed by attending Experience Week in 1981 and regular but infrequent visits since then. I was taken with the connection to nature at Findhorn that I hadn’t met elsewhere. It became my life-long spiritual home. I […]

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FHT Chair’s Roundup – April and May 2022

Spring energy, longer days and milder weather has helped inspire more people to be out on the land and much activity has been happening to do with the FHT some of which you will find documented in other articles in this newsletter.  It is left for me to fill in the gaps and also give […]

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FHT Apiary Update

Last season finished with a very satisfactory honey harvest. Preparations for the coming season began in the autumn with treating all the hives for varroa mite. This is a small, crab like creature under 1mm across but to a bee it is enormous. It latches on to the bees and sucks out its juices and […]

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An FHT Apprenticeship Trial

Living and Working on the Land for Six Weeks I write these words from a cosy bell tent in the Hinterland, which stands on a new camping pad I managed to clear with the help of my friends.  We started at the end of February and finished in mid March. Now I have lived here […]

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News from the land – Spring 2022

The land is dressed in yellow – the ocean of gorse between the woods and the sea is in full bloom (and smelling deliciously of coconut), and the woods have put on a green dress once again –  the fresh green of new leaves on the trees. Even the oaks are beginning to unfurl their […]

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Oor Noo Loo and Other Creations

Since the completion of the Conservation Hub we’ve been busy with more, much needed construction. However, contrary to what Jonathan has told some folk, we have not been building Scotland’s first all wood spaceship! Earlier in the year we completed a storage shed for the ponies hay….. a big improvement on wind- flapped tarpaulin. It’s […]

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Birds of the Hinterland

Bird species of the Hinterland,  Park and Bay Welcome to the fantastic world of birdwatching. People often ask me what kind of bird species are present in our community grounds and the surrounding Hinterland? Well I can tell you that we have about 45 species that have bred consistently in recent years, 2 more that […]

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FHT and Timber for the New Sanctuary 

Storm Arwen was devastating in terms of windblown trees in our woodland but it also created opportunities. The logs that were large enough have been gathered at the east end of our woods and funding found through generous donations from the Hygeia Foundation and a supportive community member to convert these to timber that will […]

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