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The Golden Bird with Brains as well as Beauty

Each morning here at North Farm the male Regent Bowerbird, unmistakable in his glossy golden plumage, launches himself out into space, heading across the valley towards his favourite perch high in the forest canopy. We rarely notice the female Regent…

Jen and the Goats, North Farm Retreat Space Bellingen. Wheelchair-friendly, accessible accommodation in the Bellingen Valley. Retreats and Farmstay for up to 20 people.

Receiving a Buddha’s Hand at North Farm

This weird and rather wonderful Buddha’s Hand citron suddenly showed itself a few weeks ago – the first fruit on a little tree we were given a few years back. It is apparently treasured in Asia as a temple offering,…

Getting to gather: love and letting go of fear

Getting to gather: Love and letting go of fear ‘Love is that recurrent state that ties you in to the social fabric, to the bodies and brains of those in your midst’. Greetings from the Loving Nature Retreat Space at North…

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Gai’s Easy Cheesy Pie

Gai’s Easy Cheesy Pie This delicious pie is always a hit at gatherings. I don’t add salt because I find there is enough in the cheese and people can add it afterwards. There are two versions – one with pastry…

Green Shoots - Bell Tents - North Farm Retreat Space Bellingen. Wheelchair-friendly, accessible accommodation in the Bellingen Valley. Retreats and Farmstay for up to 20 people.

Green shoots from the rubble…

Green shoots from the rubble… ‘In countless localities, like green shoots pushing up through the rubble, new social and economic arrangements are sprouting.  ‘Not waiting for our national or state politicos to catch up with us, we are banding together,…

Back 2 Roots 2015, North Farm Loving Nature Retreat Space

Loving Nature

Loving Nature has two meanings for us: First, it is about a passionate love for the natural world and all that lives in it, a passion that we love to share with kindred spirits; and Second, it is about honouring…

The Stone Circle - North Farm Retreat Space Bellingen. Wheelchair-friendly, accessible accommodation in the Bellingen Valley. Retreats and Farmstay for up to 20 people.

Why loving nature matters

Poets and mystics down the ages have recognised the healing power of nature. How ironic then that now, just as this ancient wisdom is being acknowledged by scientists, we find ourselves in an increasingly ‘denatured’ environment suffering from what one…

Dr Robert Weiss Farmacy - North Farm Retreat Space Bellingen. Wheelchair-friendly, accessible accommodation in the Bellingen Valley. Retreats and Farmstay for up to 20 people.

Farmacies are the way to go

Doctor sells his practice, opens up “Farmacy” using Food as Medicine instead The brilliant Dr. Robert Weiss did something completely unheard of in the medical community.  He sold his medical practice and decided to teach the importance of diet and…