Sat 9th and Sun 10th June from 10am to 5pm
Open Garden Squares WeekendVisit our Bee Sanctuary and Alchemical Garden
In 2012 volunteers at New Acropolis created a bee sanctuary and garden in a derelict space at the back of our premises. Using the ancient Greek word for ‘bee’, we gave it the name ‘Melissa Garden Bee Sanctuary’. It was established to create a space for bees, not with a view to harvesting the honey, but to give the bees a protected home.
Every year in June, we open this magical garden to the public through the event known as Open Garden Squares Weekend. Visitors have the opportunity to observe the bees and learn about their way of life from our resident beekeeper and guides. You can also hear about the many bee-friendly plants that exist and that help the bees survive in the hostile environment of our monoculture world.
The most recent addition to the garden design is an alchemical-themed living wall incorporating some medicinal plants.
Fees: See Open Garden Squares Weekend website at http://www.opensquares.org for tickets and more information.
See external site for fees
Thu 14th June at 7pm
Victor Schauberger and the Living Energies of Water
- Julian Scott
What is water? Are we aware of all its characteristics or do we only see it in a utilitarian or perhaps aesthetic way? Victor Schauberger was an Austrian forester of the early to mid-20 th century who made some extraordinary discoveries about the nature of water. From his direct observations of nature, he discovered that water is a living entity whose behaviour sometimes seems to contradict standard theories of physics. He applied his knowledge to many practical inventions, including research into new forms of energy, but the society of his time was unable or unwilling to understand his revolutionary ideas. This talk will describe some of his experiences and conclusions about water, and how we can enter into contact with it and work with it in a harmonious way.