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New things. New Zealand.

This week I jumped over the side fence to hang out with the Weleda team in New Zealand. Whilst Aussies and Kiwi’s are neighbours, the Weleda experiences couldn’t have been more different. My week in Havelock North, Napier saw me getting my hands dirty in the Weleda biodynamic gardens. The same gardens where 80% of the active ingredients in their anthroposophical medicines are sourced. I also got hands-on in the lab seeing how the vitality of the garden produce gets potentized into tinctures then into the Weleda products themselves. Since I have started on the Global Garden journey my head hasn’t stopped spinning – so many exciting things are happening and I don’t want to miss a moment. After this week I’m feeling much more grounded, maybe having my hands in the soil has helped bring me back to earth. Here’s some of the ways I got my hands dirty The Global Garden sisterhood reunion has started. Simone Anderson, New Zealand’s inspirational finalist came to visit me in Hawke’s Bay. We had the honour of …

Nature’s pharmacy

Weleda are pioneers in natural anthroposophical care, laying down their biodynamic roots in Havelock North, New Zealand. The first week of the Global Garden journey was amazing. There’s was so many thought provoking experiences that I didn’t wasn’t to miss a moment. So much to see, so much to share. I couldn’t sleep I was so excited. But I learnt a very valuable lesson from Rudolf Steiner – we must keep things in balance. It was the perfect moment to begin the next chapter of the Global Garden journey in Havelock. It’s no wonder Weleda chose to plant their gardens in Havelock North, in the Hawke’s Bay region. But it wasn’t just the view that made it the perfect choice, the numerous orchards and vineyards also call it home because of the fertile soils. The resident pharmacist quickly sorted me out with the Anthroposophical medicine for my ‘busy brain’ – Sleep and Relax Drops. Just one of over 2000 natural medicines in the Weleda pharmacy – the first Anthroposophical Pharmacy in New Zealand. The first …

A toast to the sisterhood – with Simone Anderson

Reuniting with Simone, New Zealand’s Global Garden finalist in Havelock North, New Zealand. I said the moment I was announced that I was the winner that I would love to pack all the other 15 finalists in my bag and bring them with me. Turns out I can. Along the journey you’ll be meeting a lot of the other sisters but for now it’s reunion time with Simone, my BFF in Germany. It only seems fitting to catch up with the first of my Global Garden sisters in New Zealand’s famous wine region Havelock North, Napier. Cheers to that! It just feels like a few weeks ago that we met each other for the first time in Schwäbisch Gmünd with the other 14 national finalists. Here’s a glimpse into the inspirational finalists and the amazing 4 days we had at Schwäbisch Gmünd You’re probably asking, what’s this sisterhood? And why were you guys in Germany? For those that haven’t been on the Weleda Global Garden path from the start I’ll explain a bit more about …