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Findhorn Ecovillage - Short visits for Student Groups EXPERIENCE A LIVING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY!

Findhorn College can provide a wide range of activities, tours, and presentations to create a custom-made course for participants to experience Findhorn Ecovillage as a socio-ecological experiment in the creation of sustainable communities.

From one afternoon to an entire week, we are able to design a course corresponding to your interests and needs.

“At Findhorn, the whole community becomes a wonderful classroom”
Sarah Steinberg, Findhorn Community Semester Student

“The participants learnt, experienced and had fun at the same time. I recognise that this success is largely due to the effort you placed in helping design a suitable academic schedule and in helping arrange such good staff to contribute.”
Dr Rehema White, Sustainable Development course Coordinator, University of St. Andrews (2007)

Tours, activities and talks

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Tours

Visit: Approximate Duration:
Tour of the main Park Ecovillage 2 hours
Tour of the Living Machine (ecological sewage treatment plant) 1 hour
Visit to the Community Owned Wind Park 45 minutes
Visit to Cullerne Vegetable Gardens 1.5 hour
Visit to Duneland Visit to Duneland Community Housing Project 45 minutes
Visit to Hinterlands (community woodland management & conservation) 1.5 hour
Visit solar panel factory 1.5 hour
Visit to Transition Town Forres 2 hours
Tour of Individual Ecological Homes 30 minutes per home
Tour of Findhorn Foundation Cluny Hill 1.5 hour
Tour of Newbold House 1 hour
Tour of Marcassie Farm 1 hour
Tour of the Moray Arts Centre 45 minutes
Wild Food and Herbs Walk 1.5 - 3 hour

Activities

Subject: Approximate Duration:
Group Dynamic Games 3 hours
Living Education Departments (join activities within the community  such as kitchen, or gardens ) 3 hours
Group Land Art Project 3 hours
Community Building through Folk and Circle Dance 3 hours
5 Rhythms Movement 2 hours
Sustainable Community Design Charrette One day
Earth Restoration Work (Tree planting etc) One day
Deep Ecology workshop 3 hours/one day
Presentation skills 3 hours

Talks

Subject: Approximate Duration:
Findhorn Community History and Development 1.5 hours
Introduction to the Global Ecovillage Network 1.5 hours
Local and Complementary Currencies 1.5 hours
Trees For Life (award winning charity reforesting an area of the Caledonian Highlands) 1.5 hours
Community Decision Making and Governance 1.5 hours
Conflict Resolution and Nonviolent Communication 1.5 hours
Next-Gen (Ecovillage Movement for 18-30 yr-olds) 1.5 hours
Transition Town Movement 1.5 hours
Natural Design and Biomimicry 1.5 hours
Permaculture 1.5 hours
Social and Ecological Entrepreneurship in a Community Context 1.5 hours
Waste Water Management and Ecological Sewage Treatment 1.5 hours
Community Rituals and Seasonal Celebrations 1.5 hours
Cifal Findhorn and Gaia Education 1.5 hours
Sustainable (e)co-housing 1.5 hours
Retrofitting Buildings 1.5 hours
Renewable Energy systems 1.5 hours
Integral Theory 1.5 hours
Worldviews and Consciousness 1.5 hours
Earth Based Spirituality 1.5 hours

We can also provide a space to organise your own tutorials or classes.

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A typical day on a field study visit to the Findhorn community

9 am – 10:30 am Lectures, community engagement, tours, group activities, etc.
10:30 am – 11 am Tea break
11 am – 12:30 pm Lectures, community engagement, tours, group activities, etc.
12:30 pm – 2 pm Lunch break
2 pm – 3:30 pm Lectures, community engagement, tours, group activities, etc.
3:30 pm – 4 pm Tea break
4 pm – 5:30 pm Lectures, community engagement, tours, group activities, etc.
6 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 – 9 pm Lectures, community engagement, tours, group activities, etc.

Prices

Smaller groups (up to 12 people) - £100 - £160 per person per day*
Larger groups - £90 - £120 per person per day*


*depending on length of stay and module choice - includes room and board

Day and half-day visits are also possible.

For a more detailed quote please contact us or call +44 (0)1309 690806

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Findhorn Foundation College, St Leonard's Rd, Forres, Morayshire, Scotland, IV36 2RD, Scotland