At last i started my new mandala garden after a 25 year gap. since the glastonbury permaculture area days….. on our own “first base”, which myself and four of my five children bought last june 2015.after many years of envisioning it finally manifested within 6 miles of where we live .
On the 1st year , anniversary 14/04/16 of seeing the land a group of polish landscape architecture students came to help begin the new mandala garden.
we have since had a couple of days with a few volunteers to get the mandala into shape,
The actual design is developing differently on the land from the drawing i did . As with the first mandala i have based it on the directions of the medecine wheel, of native american hopi tradition with
north being the direction of the air element, colour white.
south ..element water.. colour red.
west element earth colour black.
east ..element fire colour yellow.
The directions in between relate to the shields of the grandmothers circle .
north east ….medecine woman
south east …midwife
and today at the end of june i have started to plant it up.!!