ForestCreekMeadows

are creating a forest full of trees, oxygenating the world with you!

2

patrons

$6

per month
The 3 of us - Roland, Csermely and Cheryl - are here to inspire you to take in a deep breath of fresh mountain air, to encourage you to walk barefoot and get grounded, and to forage for the essential nutrients that are lacking in a modern diet, in a physical and spiritual sense alike.

We have dedicated our entire lives to living sustainably, we invite you to listen to our commitment to sustainability here.

Let's co-create a forest!

This year we have introduced a native tree and shrub planting aspect to our lives - and yours! We call it Oxygenate, in expression of contributing to the purification of the one and only atmosphere we all breathe from and into. We share the air that is essential to all life, let's keep it clean, together.

We encourage you to take inspired climate action and plant a tree where you live, or contribute to the universal well-being and plant with us here! Planting trees not only reduces airborne carbon dioxide, it also provides habitat for wildlife, increases biodiversity in the landscape, decreases flooding and landslide risks and encourages us to all spend more time in nature - fostering an unconditional love for the environment.

Some of the native species we are planting in northern Romania:
  • English oak (Quercus robur)
  • Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
  • Birch (Betula pendula)
  • Ash (Fraxinus sp.)
  • Hazel (Corylus avellana)
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
  • Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas)
  • Wild cherry (Prunus avium)
  • Dog-rose (Rosa canina)
  • Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

For extended support in co-creating a forest, you can purchase individual trees here.

Roland is the Forest. He is the meritorious tree planter who spaded more than 14,000 saplings into the rocky soil of the Scottish Borders, he is the strength when life gets stormy, and the fire to keep us warm. He is devoted to recreating wilderness among native trees and restoring wildlife habitat wherever we may roam.

Csermely is the Creek. Literally and figuratively, Csermely means "creek" in Hungarian, a tribute to the language of the place where she was born. And she rushes through life with a never-ending energy, collecting the knowledge of nature along the way.

Cheryl is the Meadow. She is the propagator of fertile seeds, which (sometimes) become clever ideas and spread like weeds. She is the nurturer of animals big and small, in tune with her intuition and the plants that grow from the land. She represents our softest side.

Together, we live in an out-of-the-way land (more specifically Breb, Maramureș, Romania) covered by forests, creeks and meadows - and we want, more than anything, to share the joys of living simply with you! Because even if you live in a city, or a busy suburb, we all need access to a facet of the environment that promotes peace, calm and understanding. Nature is something that we all require in a certain form, whether that be through real life pictures, videos, drawings, or reflections of one living close to nature.

Why would one want to do this? Because nature, like the whole of the universe, is benevolent. It should be a pleasure for all to live in benevolence.

We are doers and craftspeople - taking pride in the work that our hands can do when they step away from the keyboard. For the sake of making a living and a larger influence further afield, we also write essays, poetry and blog posts about living an ecological life, surrounded with all aspects of a  holistic wellbeing.

How will we add memorable value to your support?

For starters, your investment in us, is an investment in a healthier future, no matter where you live in the world, and that is because with each and every act of ours, we strive to benefit Earth's society, including the other than human beings as well, all the way to air, water, rocks - and fire.

When our creativity is fed and nurtured, we are able to give more, and to give more mindfully.

At first, we strive to raise our sponsorship level to $600/month. Within this amount our entire family of 3 can live simply (no running water in our home, but with electricity and internet) in Romania - allowing creativity to bloom freely on all fronts. In the coming months, we will bring some small animals to the land (ducks, chickens and geese, perhaps a pig or two...), our no-dig garden will be able to flourish on this fertile land with leafy greens, and a macro lens will enhance nature's perspective. The more we can inspire you with life in the countryside, the happier - and healthier - we all will be.

But we are not stopping there!

We desire to make a much larger impact, and at a future benchmark of $1800 a month we are suddenly able to truly inhabit the land in the sensitive way that we desire, bringing and inviting many more beating hearts upon it, while stepping back, and letting it thrive to its fullest potential. Soon, we will be able to invest in land, plant trees and thrive alongside with nature.

What's in it for you?

Multisensory glimpses of undisturbed calm, free from the distractions of urban life. A smile or two, perhaps a laugh, or a tear somewhere in between, along with some insights into a life lived closer to nature. You'll find out what it is like to live without running water, how to cook over a wood fire, how to invite nature into your home and how to enjoy a slower, simpler life with less technology. For this is indeed our unfolding common future and, hereby, you can contribute to it.

Whether your aim is to homestead, get rid of the conventional excesses in your life, or to transition to a handmade environment all the whole living closer to nature, we are here to help, inspire and share all of our real life experiences along the way.

We thank you in advance for your tremendous support!
With love from Romania,
ForestCreekMeadows

Step away from the corporate table and start supporting creative artisans today!

An after note: in respect to equal sharing, 1/3 of all our sponsorship funds go directly to Csermely to save for the future - after all, our children will carry on the responsibility of taking care of the Earth long after we are able to walk these hills, plant native trees, harvest healing roots and keep the flowing waters clean.



Tiers
Presence of nature
$3 or more per month

Every month you will have access to 3 x 3 images from our habitat in rural northern Romania. 3 nature photos, 3 photos of what we are currently doing, and 3 bonus pictures. Print them out, or not, and view them as you wish! We are eternally grateful for your support!

Great things happen around 9
$9 or more per month

If you wish to transcend photos and experience the universal flow in color, sound and all its freshness, we will be filming life as it unfurls around us - 5 minutes of peacefulness at a time. Babbling brooks, rustling leaves, flowering meadows and much more await! As a special feature, Csermely will reward you with one printable artwork a month from her creations.


You will also receive 9 photos a month - our Presence of nature

Co-create a forest
$29 or more per month

Plant your roots in Romania - with your green-hearted commitment, the Earth will become a more verdant planet! In exchange we will plant 1 tree a month on your behalf, while the rest of your contribution covers maintenance cost of the nursery and the woodlands. You'll also receive occasional updates in form of photos and short videos about our planting and growing progress.


This tier also includes our Presence of nature and Great things happen around 9.

Connection on a deeper level
$81 or more per month only 9 left

We know you have burning questions to ask (how did you end up in a foreign country, why do you choose to live closer to nature, what sparked your interest in gardening, homesteading, etc.) and we have answers. Every month you will have 30 minutes, via Skype, to get to know us more personally and ask all that you have on your mind! 


This tier also includes our photos, videos and Co-creating a forest.

For the love of words
$243 or more per month only 4 left

Homesteading, foraging, decluttering, living a sustainably simple life, minimalism, eco-friendly materials and plastic-free alternatives...


Cheryl's freelance writing can be featured on your website, blog, newsletter, journal or print magazine. Let's help each other and spread a good word for nature and you will receive an approximately 900-word article in return. In essence, Cheryl will write one article a month and the content is yours to keep. Perfect for creative bloggers and magazines with a focus on the environment and living off the land.


This tier also includes our photos, videos and Co-creating a forest.

Seriously curious
$729 or more per month only 5 left

Let us mentor you - and your family - into sustainable living, in the most genuine sense. Our personal experiences will be yours to learn from and act upon. With green principles that are unparalleled, we will speak to you from afar for 90 minutes a month by the means of Skype, and guide you into an ecologically sound life. 


This tier also gives you access to our photos, videos and Co-creating a forest

Goals
$6 of $600 per month
Living our lives outside of the mainstream, we are intentionally choosing to minimize our time spent online, in favor of maximizing our time spent offline, actively creating inspiration and valuable content as we embrace an ecological life.

Self-reliance is a critical factor in the pursuit of happiness and at this income level, the 3 of us are able to actively make a difference in the way we relate positively to the environment.

This goal allows us to live simply - to work, create and write from home, all the while homesteading, gardening, foraging and sharing images from our simple life along the way.
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The 3 of us - Roland, Csermely and Cheryl - are here to inspire you to take in a deep breath of fresh mountain air, to encourage you to walk barefoot and get grounded, and to forage for the essential nutrients that are lacking in a modern diet, in a physical and spiritual sense alike.

We have dedicated our entire lives to living sustainably, we invite you to listen to our commitment to sustainability here.

Let's co-create a forest!

This year we have introduced a native tree and shrub planting aspect to our lives - and yours! We call it Oxygenate, in expression of contributing to the purification of the one and only atmosphere we all breathe from and into. We share the air that is essential to all life, let's keep it clean, together.

We encourage you to take inspired climate action and plant a tree where you live, or contribute to the universal well-being and plant with us here! Planting trees not only reduces airborne carbon dioxide, it also provides habitat for wildlife, increases biodiversity in the landscape, decreases flooding and landslide risks and encourages us to all spend more time in nature - fostering an unconditional love for the environment.

Some of the native species we are planting in northern Romania:
  • English oak (Quercus robur)
  • Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
  • Birch (Betula pendula)
  • Ash (Fraxinus sp.)
  • Hazel (Corylus avellana)
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
  • Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas)
  • Wild cherry (Prunus avium)
  • Dog-rose (Rosa canina)
  • Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

For extended support in co-creating a forest, you can purchase individual trees here.

Roland is the Forest. He is the meritorious tree planter who spaded more than 14,000 saplings into the rocky soil of the Scottish Borders, he is the strength when life gets stormy, and the fire to keep us warm. He is devoted to recreating wilderness among native trees and restoring wildlife habitat wherever we may roam.

Csermely is the Creek. Literally and figuratively, Csermely means "creek" in Hungarian, a tribute to the language of the place where she was born. And she rushes through life with a never-ending energy, collecting the knowledge of nature along the way.

Cheryl is the Meadow. She is the propagator of fertile seeds, which (sometimes) become clever ideas and spread like weeds. She is the nurturer of animals big and small, in tune with her intuition and the plants that grow from the land. She represents our softest side.

Together, we live in an out-of-the-way land (more specifically Breb, Maramureș, Romania) covered by forests, creeks and meadows - and we want, more than anything, to share the joys of living simply with you! Because even if you live in a city, or a busy suburb, we all need access to a facet of the environment that promotes peace, calm and understanding. Nature is something that we all require in a certain form, whether that be through real life pictures, videos, drawings, or reflections of one living close to nature.

Why would one want to do this? Because nature, like the whole of the universe, is benevolent. It should be a pleasure for all to live in benevolence.

We are doers and craftspeople - taking pride in the work that our hands can do when they step away from the keyboard. For the sake of making a living and a larger influence further afield, we also write essays, poetry and blog posts about living an ecological life, surrounded with all aspects of a  holistic wellbeing.

How will we add memorable value to your support?

For starters, your investment in us, is an investment in a healthier future, no matter where you live in the world, and that is because with each and every act of ours, we strive to benefit Earth's society, including the other than human beings as well, all the way to air, water, rocks - and fire.

When our creativity is fed and nurtured, we are able to give more, and to give more mindfully.

At first, we strive to raise our sponsorship level to $600/month. Within this amount our entire family of 3 can live simply (no running water in our home, but with electricity and internet) in Romania - allowing creativity to bloom freely on all fronts. In the coming months, we will bring some small animals to the land (ducks, chickens and geese, perhaps a pig or two...), our no-dig garden will be able to flourish on this fertile land with leafy greens, and a macro lens will enhance nature's perspective. The more we can inspire you with life in the countryside, the happier - and healthier - we all will be.

But we are not stopping there!

We desire to make a much larger impact, and at a future benchmark of $1800 a month we are suddenly able to truly inhabit the land in the sensitive way that we desire, bringing and inviting many more beating hearts upon it, while stepping back, and letting it thrive to its fullest potential. Soon, we will be able to invest in land, plant trees and thrive alongside with nature.

What's in it for you?

Multisensory glimpses of undisturbed calm, free from the distractions of urban life. A smile or two, perhaps a laugh, or a tear somewhere in between, along with some insights into a life lived closer to nature. You'll find out what it is like to live without running water, how to cook over a wood fire, how to invite nature into your home and how to enjoy a slower, simpler life with less technology. For this is indeed our unfolding common future and, hereby, you can contribute to it.

Whether your aim is to homestead, get rid of the conventional excesses in your life, or to transition to a handmade environment all the whole living closer to nature, we are here to help, inspire and share all of our real life experiences along the way.

We thank you in advance for your tremendous support!
With love from Romania,
ForestCreekMeadows

Step away from the corporate table and start supporting creative artisans today!

An after note: in respect to equal sharing, 1/3 of all our sponsorship funds go directly to Csermely to save for the future - after all, our children will carry on the responsibility of taking care of the Earth long after we are able to walk these hills, plant native trees, harvest healing roots and keep the flowing waters clean.



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Tiers
Presence of nature
$3 or more per month

Every month you will have access to 3 x 3 images from our habitat in rural northern Romania. 3 nature photos, 3 photos of what we are currently doing, and 3 bonus pictures. Print them out, or not, and view them as you wish! We are eternally grateful for your support!

Great things happen around 9
$9 or more per month

If you wish to transcend photos and experience the universal flow in color, sound and all its freshness, we will be filming life as it unfurls around us - 5 minutes of peacefulness at a time. Babbling brooks, rustling leaves, flowering meadows and much more await! As a special feature, Csermely will reward you with one printable artwork a month from her creations.


You will also receive 9 photos a month - our Presence of nature

Co-create a forest
$29 or more per month

Plant your roots in Romania - with your green-hearted commitment, the Earth will become a more verdant planet! In exchange we will plant 1 tree a month on your behalf, while the rest of your contribution covers maintenance cost of the nursery and the woodlands. You'll also receive occasional updates in form of photos and short videos about our planting and growing progress.


This tier also includes our Presence of nature and Great things happen around 9.

Connection on a deeper level
$81 or more per month only 9 left

We know you have burning questions to ask (how did you end up in a foreign country, why do you choose to live closer to nature, what sparked your interest in gardening, homesteading, etc.) and we have answers. Every month you will have 30 minutes, via Skype, to get to know us more personally and ask all that you have on your mind! 


This tier also includes our photos, videos and Co-creating a forest.

For the love of words
$243 or more per month only 4 left

Homesteading, foraging, decluttering, living a sustainably simple life, minimalism, eco-friendly materials and plastic-free alternatives...


Cheryl's freelance writing can be featured on your website, blog, newsletter, journal or print magazine. Let's help each other and spread a good word for nature and you will receive an approximately 900-word article in return. In essence, Cheryl will write one article a month and the content is yours to keep. Perfect for creative bloggers and magazines with a focus on the environment and living off the land.


This tier also includes our photos, videos and Co-creating a forest.

Seriously curious
$729 or more per month only 5 left

Let us mentor you - and your family - into sustainable living, in the most genuine sense. Our personal experiences will be yours to learn from and act upon. With green principles that are unparalleled, we will speak to you from afar for 90 minutes a month by the means of Skype, and guide you into an ecologically sound life. 


This tier also gives you access to our photos, videos and Co-creating a forest