There are many quotes along the lines of ‘No expectations, no disappointments’. But there’s no need to worry about that when it comes to the Weleda Global Garden trip.
People have asked me what my expectations are for the trip… and to be honest I only have one. And that is to grow. A lot. Weleda, anthroposophic medicine, biodynamic farming not to mention film making, photography and editing are all new worlds for me.
‘My philosophy is to expect nothing and appreciate everything. To give everything my 100% best go and to be grateful for every step of this journey.’
Just because I’m trying to go into the trip without expectations doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have them! The Weleda team have got a great line up of experiences planned. I can’t help myself but share some of them with you. So, feel free to have great expectations… you will not be disappointed.
Sydney / Australia
Students will become the teachers when we learn about the importance of protecting nature’s hardest working pollinators at the Weleda Bee B&B Hotel school program.
Havelock / New Zealand
Pull on the overalls, it’s time to get our hands dirty during the late summer harvest.
We’ll meet the local goats and cows and plant one of sixty trees to mark Weleda’s sixty years anniversary of being in NZ.
Buenos Aires / Argentina
Don’t cry for me in Argentina, it’s pamper time with Weleda cosemetologist, María Ester before visiting the anthroposophical doctors at The Fundación San Rafael Therapeutic Centre.
Sao Paulo / Brazil
The passionate Brazilians are opening up our eyes to experiences with social ideals and anthroposophy at their heart. The Anthroposophic Ambulatory and the Casa Angela Natural Birth Clinic are not only opening their doors to us but to hundreds of non-privileged Brazillians to provide opportunities for everyone through education, culture, health and birthing free choice.
Zoetermeer / The Netherlands
Anthroposophical and biodynamic gardener Jan Graafland and forrester Hanne Ter Smette gives their insights on how to work hand-in-hand with mother nature.
Stockholm / Sweden
The ocean becomes our spa where we discover first hand that you can bath in nature with all natural Weleda products with no environmental impact.
Arlesheim / Switzerland
The Weleda motherland lets us tend the gardens where it all began as we learn about the history of co-founder Ita Wegmann.
Ilkeston / United Kingdom
Weleda believes that beauty lies in balance – here we will learn in equal measure the Weleda customer experience with a Skin Food facial and massage and to also ‘give back’ to customers in-store by sharing new knowledge I have discovered on the Global Garden trip.
Prague / Czech Republic
At the Birch Project in South Bohemia we will see for ourselves how Weleda honours and respects the natural world.
Huningue / France
See, touch and smell the beauty in the plants, soil and flowers while at work in the Bouxwiller Gardens.
Tuscany / Italy
See the fruits of twenty years dedication to fair trade and sustainability flourish in the Tuscan Pomegranate and Sea Buck Thorn fields.
Told you, you wouldn’t be disappointed. From the sounds of it every day will be an adventure.