Our Day

08:45 | 13:00 | 19:00

Our Meals

All the community member eat three meals a day in their houses. Only on Sundays we share Lunch together.

Our meals are organic and home-cooked. The diet is designed to be nutritious and varied; in short to be as healthy as possible. It consists mainly of traditional South-Indian meals and does not rely heavily on white rice. Quite the contrary: The diet is mainly based on millet and red rice. This is as mentioned above for health reasons but also for environmental reasons, since these grains use less water to grow and are less processed. 

We also try to eat only as much as we need and we are trying to meet the special dietary needs of some of our community members, even though that can be hard in a big group.

09:45 - 10:30

Morning Activity

Panchanga Meeting

A Meeting in our communing space and workshop Panchanga prepares the whole community for the comming week.

Are there any upcoming birthdays inside or outside the community? Will there be visitors or is someone leaving? Are there any special events? Is there mail for the community?
And occasionally looking back on special events of the past week/s.

Community Gardening

We care for the garden and the area as a whole. That means sweeping the road, watering the plants, filling up drums with rainwater, which we use for floor cleaning, weeding on the roadsides, collecting plastic waste that found its way into our dwelling and, very important, our waste management. There we clean and sort our waste. This does not only allow for better disposal but also schools our awareness of our waste production, encouraging us to reduce our waste to begin with. 🙂

Yoga / House Meeting

On Wednesdays the program kind of splits at 9:45. All the Friends and the Co-Workers of one house have a yoga class by a Yoga Teacher and Friend of the community.
The Co-Workers of the other house have a meeting about house-internal affairs.

Which houses Co-Workers meet and which attend the yoga class alternates weekly.

Every Wednesday there is also a full Co-Workers meeting during resthour addressing community-wide affairs.

Community Gardening

We care for the garden and the area as a whole. That means sweeping the road, watering the plants, filling up drums with rainwater, which we use for floor cleaning, weeding on the roadsides, collecting plastic waste that found its way into our dwelling and, very important, our waste management. There we clean and sort our waste. This does not only allow for better disposal but also schools our awareness of our waste production, encouraging us to reduce our waste to begin with. 🙂

House Cleaning

Both the living houses are cleaned by their inhabitants.

Games & Activities

On Saturdays there are games and activities until 11:00.

During the Workshop time all the friends clean their rooms together with the Co-Workers.

Relaxing

On Sundays all the Special Friends are off.

So, after we finished our house chores we have some calm time to do nothing at all. Or something calm if we want. 😉

11:00 - 13:00 | 16:00 - 18:00

Workshops

In the garden many jobs wait to be done.

Weeding is always a necessity. Often things need to be carried from one place to another: Stones or sand for example and often leaves, sticks cow dung to make compost. We follow in our gardening bio dynamic principles and compost making is a big part of our work.

Of course we also need to dig, make beds, sow seeds and water the plants. And finally we can also harvest.

And of course there is always something else that can be done.

In the kitchen we cook the food for the whole community.

Biggest job here: Cutting vegetables. But we also need to make dough and roll it into chapatis. There are also lots of other tasks to be done and we are very lucky to have two ladies from the village that take on a big part of preparing the meals.

More about the meals themselves you can read above.

One last job that always exists in a kitchen is of course the washing up, a huge work provider in our community. 😉

The bakery prepares sweets and snacks for the community.
Twice a week they bake bread to accompany the soup for dinner.

In textile workshop we craft products for sale. Most importantly however, we work together to create a beautiful and useful product.

We weave using different methods, some of us knit and other proudly produce the most beautiful embroideries.
We also produce jewelry by lining beads on strings.

In the paper workshop we recycle used paper into our own new paper.
Using this paper we create small note books and beautiful cards. Our paper is not just plain paper, we like to sometimes include leaves or other decorative elements in it.

From old newspapers we also produce bowls and all sorts of other decorative and useful items.

In the candle workshop we produce candles of different sizes, shapes and colours. We also use different techniques and we enjoy to experiment a lot in our work.

With the eco workshop we want to support the communitys’ strive for sustainability. For example we produce our own, environmentally friendly cleaning liquid called “Bioenzyme”.

We also experiment with mosquito repellent and constantly try to expand our line of products, as our workshop is still very young.