Thursday, December 26, 2013

It's winter time in Val Borbera...

time to rest and... meditate

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sowing the field with the children

Finally a greenteam's dream come true!
On the hillside where will be built the next Camping we have many field.
In the meantime we decided to sow some wheat. We went to our friend Giuseppe Oglio, a farmer and seed saver, asking him some old seeds. As he knew we wanted to do a festival of sowing with our kids, he made a gift to us of 30kg of "senatore capelli" an ancient quality of local seed. We wanted to sow in a natural way, we ask a local farmer to plough only a little bit the soil, not more than 15cm.

Than we put the bag in front of the big picture of Mother in the Hangar all night long to be vibrated ...also by the kids.

The saturday afternoon the boys came and another friend, Tom, our organic vegetable supplier, to come and  explain what Mother Nature does with the little seeds. One of them when it grows, will transform in a ear of wheat made of 4 lines of 11 seeds, 44 seeds. In july we will see the results.

Than we made two lines of sowers each one with a bag of seeds, and they sow the all field.
A nice merenda made of bread (the product of the wheat) and jam make the kids enjoy!

one week later... the first sprouds!!!

two weeks later...

and look... also where the field was not ploughed... it grows!!!

Jai Shri Adi Bhoomi Devi!!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Shri Bhoomi Devi Puja at the Castle

In the 9 of april the we performed a Shri Bhoomi Devi Puja in the ground in front of the Castle. It was an auspicious occasion for to praise Mother Earth and announce the work of the Green team to the international Sangha, as for go and browse in the garden around and have inspirations.
JSM and let's follow the Green team!!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Let's design the green!

dear sisters and brothers

We are excited to let you know that since now we had around 60 people around the world, happy and enthusiastic to collaborate with the Green Team of Cabella in designing the green areas around the Castle.

We notice that we have many great expertise in the field of green design and agricultural management and in other field very much specific as seed growing, irrigation, iron manufacture, IT and so on.

The next step is to work together in a remote mode to carry on some design and project, to be decided on a collective and professional base. We attach two pics, one of the area and the second with the border of the property and a simple partition of the different areas, to help your design. If someone need specific documents please ask we will try to find them out.

We request our sister and brother skilled in IT to study a simple, easy to use platform to share project, vote them with a poll and carry on the more “collective” design as possible.

We can offer this google group on which everyone could subscribe, and decide how to receive information from the green team please go there and ask for an invitation.

Of course we need to meet together, as soon as possible, Easter Puja in Cabella could be a good time and maybe we can have our meeting Monday 9th April, after the Puja, at the Castle’s garden. We can plan a meeting after every Puja so who is coming from abroad could be facilitated and take two goal with one trip.

And last but not the least, we need people that can carry on the final collective project on site, so we need to know also who can stay at Cabella and for how long.

We are already in a group, that started some project as gardening with the children of the Centrassi School, and we are happy to work, mainly during the weekend, also there are people living in the Castle that did take care of the areas since now that have to be involved.  

Looking forward to hear about your ideas and projects
lots of love from the Cabella Green Team

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Palazzo Doria Gardens

Dear green,
Over the last few months we have had the opportunity to meet in Cabella and to develop some ideas about the restyling of the gardens around the Castle.
Individually we have lots of ideas, but our desire is to develop projects collectively as a Sangha. We would, therefore, like to invite anyone who wants to share their ideas, projects and commitment to kindly fill in this form and send it to us before the end of February. We plan to hold a practical seminar in March in which we can start work for the Spring.

Let’s work togehter to create an Eden around the abode of the Devi.
Green Team of Cabella

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Snow in Cabella

Look at the Snow in Cabella!!! Wonderful Pics from Valerio.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

the Forest Game

Today was raining in Cabella, and the Green team lead a game called: "the Forest Game".
We ask to the children to chose one living being both from vegetal than animal world, to be represented. All of them chosen to be trees, squirrel, fox, frog etc. Than we gave to the first child, the tree, to start the story with a rope in the hand. "I am the tree and I like the birds on my branches" and passed the rope to the child/bird, that continued the story, making a nice tale. All of them was part of the tale and passing the rope among them they create a strong net. When all the children was connected with the rope, they all felt to be one, part of the same system, and that system very strong. They could feel themselves through the net connection, as an experience. Than we start rewinding the tale, saying "now we cut the tree", and the child/tree left the rope, than the bird, and all the others one by one. They could feel the system became weaker and weaker. At the end all of them was on the ground and we finish the game. But they could feel that a forest is strong when all the part of it are healthy and strong, and they all are needed as a part of the all. And the forest is an example of Mother Nature.