Often when I gather the meager offerings of the little potager garden in my backyard, imagination transports me to a remote corner of Northern Scotland. To a garden in a place called Findhorn. Where cabbages grown there weighed 40 pounds; onions 71.
From the book, The Findhorn Garden Story:
A miracle occurred over 40 years ago in windswept and barren sand dunes in the far north east of Scotland. On a small plot of poor soil around a thirty-foot caravan trailer the most wonderful flowers, vegetables and fruit grew to an enormous size. This remarkable event occurred with very little assistance from external sources – or so it seemed.
With an absolute faith in the art of manifestation Eileen and Peter Caddy, together their three sons and their friend Dorothy Maclean, had followed Guidance from God to set up home and garden in this place. Their discovery of how to contact and co-operate with nature spirits and devas made the seemingly impossible possible: the Findhorn phenomena had begun.
If you want to read the complete Findhorn story, visit theQuantum Agriculture/Findhorn page. It's a detailed story, much too long to tell here.
I read this book shortly after it came out in the early 1970s. It's available through Amazon and other sources.
By the way, I don't believe the magic of oversized vegetables being grown there still exists today. What happened?
Findhorn has evolved into a foundation -- a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international center for holistic education, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.
Perhaps I should begin talking to my plants and try to summon forth the fairies and devas. Couldn't hurt!