What is bioenergetic gardening?

For the last 19 years I have lived and gardened in community. I grew up in a farm and I always loved to work with my hands and simple tools. When I was 17 I discovered Hartha-yoga, and have been practicing since then. I began to study biodynamic agriculture and later bio-organic horticulture, and finally “Holzer-style Permaculture”. Through practicing conscious physical work with intelligent garden tools, the joy of gardening grows in our bodies and beings. In this space – between gardening and community – I have developed unique ways for the body of the earth and the body of the human to meet in a healing space.

  • How can we develop new tools as healing bridges linking the body of the earth and the body of the gardener?
  • How can embodied gardening help to create healing foods?
  • How can gardening be integrated into a social space for all people to find their unique contact with the garden?
I have been teaching since 2008, mostly at Tamera Peace Research Village, Portugal. I am now offering workshops in Europe about my new tools for holistic preparation of garden beds. Sign up!

Picture: A student practicing with the heart-hoe to weed a garden bed.