Earthway Experience is creating a Permaculture & Eco Retreat Center
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This is a project dedicated to Land Stewardship, Education, Research and Sustainable Living.

We are a small permaculture project in Somartin Romania.  The Transylvania region is known for its local ecological farming methods. We will be integrating Permaculture Principles into a property that has sat idle for over 20 years.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be strong caretakers of the land as taught by native cultures around the world, where looking 7 Generations into the future is a daily occurrence.
Through the acts of demonstration and education to share what we have learned with others.
In 2017/18 we have sold our lake property in Sweden and have bought a Saxon house, barn and small parcel of land in Transylvania. We will be posting on the blog more and more as time goes on. 
We welcome visitors to our experiment, to Experience the Earthway!
If you like become an intern or visit for a longer period of time please Contact us.
We will be relocating to Somartin in Transylvania over the next three years. The plan is to be living there by 2021. Plans include guests coming to stay and learn to live “The Earthway” at this special place. Also plans for opening a small brewpub and having several rooms for hire.

By using Permaculture Principles, we care for the land and environment (local birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife), we care for ourselves and others by eating organically and locally grown food and we give away or sell the excess – no waste!
Tiers
The Roots
$5 or more per month

Root Layer
Also called the vertical layer. This layer is also called the rhizosphere. This layer can be part of other layers whose vines, trunks, or leaves come up out of it. This layer is unique as well because we can design a root layer for both production of food and also soil life creation. The root layer, when filled with biodiversity, creates pathways for water and air that no machine can do over time which in turn inoculates life into the soil.


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 5% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

Groundcover
$10 or more per month

Ground Cover Layer
Also called the horizontal layer. At the beginning stages of a food forest, this layer will look very weedy because we will fill it with annual rampant leguminous species that will dominate and die off every season. After 5 or so years we want to make sure to put in a perennial species that halts soil erosion, if possible provide nutrient, and also be visually aesthetic.


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 10% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

The Herbs
$15 or more per month

Herbaceous Layer
The understory, shrub layer, and herbaceous layer can sometimes be confusing because there are some small trees that look like bushes and some herbaceous plants such as bananas that look like small trees of visa versa. This layer along with the shrub layer (if planned right) can produce both annuals and perennials in a food forest farming scenario for abundant production.


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 15% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

The Vines
$20 or more per month

Vine Layer
Nature is balanced. However, when we look at all the niches in the forest – the species do fight for sun real estate. Vines have adapted to use the other species in other layers as structural support and climb up them to maximize sun exposure. When designed with food in mind, this layer can work with the other layers for maximum abundance.


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 20% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

Shrubs
$30 or more per month

Shrub Layer
Also called the brush layer. This layer is underneath the understory and is usually what is called thicket in some parts of the world because it is what makes it difficult to get through a densely populated forest. When stacked with Siberian pea shrub and blueberries it can be managed well. (again species chosen by climate region)


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 30% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

Understory Trees
$40 or more per month

Understory Tree Layer
Every layer fills a niche of sunlight in the forest and this layer is no exception. This layer sits underneath the canopy layer and in a farming scenario can be overstocked with income generating production species such as coffee or olives. (tree species depends on climate region)


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 40% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

Overstory Trees
$50 or more per month

Overstory Tree Layer
This layer is the long term/apex strategy of the food forest design. This is an overstory of full-sized fruit, nut, or other useful trees, with spaces between to let plenty of light reach the lower layers. Dense, spreading species—the classic shade trees such as maple, sycamore, and beech—don’t work well in the forest garden because they cast deep shadows over a large area. Better choices are multifunctional fruit and nut trees.


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 50% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

This is a project dedicated to Land Stewardship, Education, Research and Sustainable Living.

We are a small permaculture project in Somartin Romania.  The Transylvania region is known for its local ecological farming methods. We will be integrating Permaculture Principles into a property that has sat idle for over 20 years.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be strong caretakers of the land as taught by native cultures around the world, where looking 7 Generations into the future is a daily occurrence.
Through the acts of demonstration and education to share what we have learned with others.
In 2017/18 we have sold our lake property in Sweden and have bought a Saxon house, barn and small parcel of land in Transylvania. We will be posting on the blog more and more as time goes on. 
We welcome visitors to our experiment, to Experience the Earthway!
If you like become an intern or visit for a longer period of time please Contact us.
We will be relocating to Somartin in Transylvania over the next three years. The plan is to be living there by 2021. Plans include guests coming to stay and learn to live “The Earthway” at this special place. Also plans for opening a small brewpub and having several rooms for hire.

By using Permaculture Principles, we care for the land and environment (local birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife), we care for ourselves and others by eating organically and locally grown food and we give away or sell the excess – no waste!

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Tiers
The Roots
$5 or more per month

Root Layer
Also called the vertical layer. This layer is also called the rhizosphere. This layer can be part of other layers whose vines, trunks, or leaves come up out of it. This layer is unique as well because we can design a root layer for both production of food and also soil life creation. The root layer, when filled with biodiversity, creates pathways for water and air that no machine can do over time which in turn inoculates life into the soil.


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 5% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

Groundcover
$10 or more per month

Ground Cover Layer
Also called the horizontal layer. At the beginning stages of a food forest, this layer will look very weedy because we will fill it with annual rampant leguminous species that will dominate and die off every season. After 5 or so years we want to make sure to put in a perennial species that halts soil erosion, if possible provide nutrient, and also be visually aesthetic.


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 10% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

The Herbs
$15 or more per month

Herbaceous Layer
The understory, shrub layer, and herbaceous layer can sometimes be confusing because there are some small trees that look like bushes and some herbaceous plants such as bananas that look like small trees of visa versa. This layer along with the shrub layer (if planned right) can produce both annuals and perennials in a food forest farming scenario for abundant production.


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 15% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

The Vines
$20 or more per month

Vine Layer
Nature is balanced. However, when we look at all the niches in the forest – the species do fight for sun real estate. Vines have adapted to use the other species in other layers as structural support and climb up them to maximize sun exposure. When designed with food in mind, this layer can work with the other layers for maximum abundance.


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 20% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

Shrubs
$30 or more per month

Shrub Layer
Also called the brush layer. This layer is underneath the understory and is usually what is called thicket in some parts of the world because it is what makes it difficult to get through a densely populated forest. When stacked with Siberian pea shrub and blueberries it can be managed well. (again species chosen by climate region)


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 30% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

Understory Trees
$40 or more per month

Understory Tree Layer
Every layer fills a niche of sunlight in the forest and this layer is no exception. This layer sits underneath the canopy layer and in a farming scenario can be overstocked with income generating production species such as coffee or olives. (tree species depends on climate region)


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 40% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

Overstory Trees
$50 or more per month

Overstory Tree Layer
This layer is the long term/apex strategy of the food forest design. This is an overstory of full-sized fruit, nut, or other useful trees, with spaces between to let plenty of light reach the lower layers. Dense, spreading species—the classic shade trees such as maple, sycamore, and beech—don’t work well in the forest garden because they cast deep shadows over a large area. Better choices are multifunctional fruit and nut trees.


Receive a thank you letter from Earthway Experience and our continued gratitude for your generosity. All active Patreons will be listed on future Earthway Experience Videos. Receive a 50% discount on our Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC).