Part 1: Introduction

The garden area includes the shed (that red barn with the green roof), the greenhouse (just in front of the barn), tomato patch (just in front of us), the ponds (to the left), and to our right, along the south fence, the Insect Sanctuary, to the east of that is the wildflower triangle and just behind the east fence is the woods-edge and meadow. On the north side of the garden is the cabin, and to the west of the cabin, behind the barn, is the Elemental Annex. We'll show you a closer view of that and the other areas as we go along.

The sanctuary energy of Perelandra is located in the garden, so our sanctuary is not a building, but the garden itself.

This is a research garden and is based on a process called "co-creative gardening" — a method of gardening in conscious partnership with the nature intelligences that emphasizes balance and teamwork. The balance is a result of concentrating on the laws of form and how the many levels of form interrelate with one another. The teamwork is established between the gardener and the intelligent levels inherent in nature, commonly referred to as "devas" and "nature spirits."

When you look at the garden, you will be seeing 1/365th of its yearly cycle. To fully appreciate a co-creative garden, one must observe its progression throughout the entire cycle. Only then can the subtlety of stronger rhythms and patterns be seen. But we hope through this video you will begin to get a sense of the difference co-creative balance can make.

• Part 1: Introduction
• Part 2: The Center of the Garden
• Part 3: The Straw-Mulched Sections
• Part 4: The Rose Ring
• Part 5: The Tomato Patch
• Part 6: The Insect Sanctuary
• Part 7: The Fish Pond and the "Tadpool"
• Part 8: The Woods-Edge, Meadow & Wildflower Triangle
• Part 9: The Cabin
• Part 10: The Elemental Annex
• Part 11: How To Get Started
• Part 12: Outtakes