THE GARDENS*

garden collage

“People are losing their individuality, their ability to see things as they really are and thereby their connection with Nature. They are fast approaching a state of equilibrium impossible in Nature, which must force them into a total economic collapse, for no stable system of equilibrium exists. Therefore the principles upon which our actions are founded are invalid, because they operate within parameters that do not exist.

Our work is the embodiment of our will. The spiritual manifestation of this work is its effect. When such work is done properly it brings happiness, but when carried out incorrectly, it assuredly brings misery.”

A quote by Viktor Schauberger from the book “Living Energies” by Callum Coats

On the land where the work of Three Mountain Foundation takes place, particular attention is given to the natural ecology of the property. We have a recycling system, composting toilet, and find unique ways to reuse anything we can. Everything organic is either composted or put through a chipper and then used in the gardens, pathways, and hillsides. Our intention is that “Nothing organic leaves the property.” Our In Side Out workshops are evolving through our attention to the ecology – of our retreat site, and of our planet. We anticipate that over time the gardens will reflect more and more accurately the quality and intention of the work.

Mark and the composting toilet

The garden is tended primarily by Mark. His creativity and hard work are very visible. He has created composting and renewal systems throughout the property and is available to those who want to learn and discover with him, with us, how best to care for our heritage – our earth and its living creatures. His deeper reason for being here is to serve God in community – and we sense that gradually more and more people will realize along with him the joy of co-creating, in a consecrated environment, a place of natural beauty and sustainability.

* Most of the photos on this website have been taken either on site or in the hills immediately at the back of the property.