15 minutes from Bridgewater, this group accommodation has 3 private apartments (Aspen, Yellow Birch, and Butternut) and gorgeous common spaces. It sleeps up to 21 people in 17 beds. Guests have access to over 20 km of trails in a magical old-growth Acadian forest, 4 acres of permaculture gardens, canoeing, sauna, and on-site hosts.
Quiet time begins at 10 pm
Margaret moved to Windhorse Farm with her family in 1990 with the goal of saving this magical forest from the clear cutters. Since that time it has been a family home and has been shared with hundreds of old and new friends. One of Margaret’s passions is gardening, and under her gentle care and strong hands, the four acres of organic gardens and orchards have grown more beautiful and productive each year. The beauty in the landscape is brought into the buildings through her aesthetic eye and untiring energy.
One of Margaret’s gifts is to increase harmony in the Windhorse community by listening to, and caring for, each person. She has applied these skills and her knowledge of nature to developing vibrant communities and cultivating leaders.
Her 40-year practice of meditation and deep retreat in the Shambhala lineage provides the foundation for her inspiration.
Jim has been involved in forest stewardship for over 50 years. His grandmother was his first teacher in the love of nature and care for all beings, including plants, animals and rocks. Later he learned forestry from his father on their family homestead and then from other forest teachers, including Orrie Loucks and Merve Wilkinson. His deepest inspiration came from his relationship with meditation master Chogyam Trungpa, who taught him the profundity of earth stewardship.
As the business manager of Windhorse Farm, Jim has decades of experience integrating vision and practicality. Jim is also a skilled nature based teacher and facilitator. His principle interests are in the enrichment of the lives of individuals and organizations, particularly through seeing nature as a mirror of mind and ecosystems as a natural metaphor for healthy human communities.