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A Rare Opportunity

A Rare Opportunity

A journal entry from my time at Aloha: Oct. 20th, 2020 “I am kneeling in the upper garden, weeding the bed to prep it for winter. I stare at the sky – so beautiful yet everchanging. A different art piece every morning. This morning the clouds are strewn across...

A Home for the Soul #lifeataloha

A Home for the Soul #lifeataloha

It’s been over a month since I left Aloha and I can still way too often hear in my head the sound of the voices coming together at lunchtime.  Standing in a circle holding hands, we would share our gratefulness for the food and then do a wave and harmonize a...

Short But Yet So Sweet

Short But Yet So Sweet

A short week could never be enough, though it had to be. An opportunity appeared and as a 2/4: Hermit/Opportunist in Human Design…! I’m so glad I did. To have got to be a visitor to a place… to a healing biome… where regenerative culture has...

A Unexpected Encounter #lifeataloha

A Unexpected Encounter #lifeataloha

Arriving at Aloha wasn’t part of the original plan. I only came to Salt Spring Island for a short visit and missed the ferry back to Swartz Bay. It was a cold and rainy night sometime after New Years and anxiety about where I might stay set in. My phone call to Aloha...

Uniting Through Acceptance #lifeataloha

Uniting Through Acceptance #lifeataloha

     I first discovered Aloha in the summer of 2016. During a one day event my visitor’s eyes contemplated a living painting of verity, inclusivity and creativity. It was short but enough to plant a vigorous seed in me that would, a few years later, germinate and lead...

A New Kind of Home #LifeAtAloha

A New Kind of Home #LifeAtAloha

I first arrived on Aloha Farm in the spring of 2016. Which until very recently made me one of the longest staying residents. During my time on the farm, I’ve witnessed vast changes in the way the community functions. With each season, each new face and with each...

Growing in #lifeatAloha

Growing in #lifeatAloha

I arrived at Aloha Aina in May 2017, and it was the feeling of coming home. I had planned to stay a month, however my life completely changed as the community engulfed me with its beauty and new culture work. The lifestyle and the practices of ‘truth, trust and...

Meditation, Acceptance and Creativity #LifeatAloha

Meditation, Acceptance and Creativity #LifeatAloha

I was surrounded by acceptance and open mindedness and knew right on the first day that I could totally be myself here. I ended up coming back to Aloha after a few months of travelling, and I’m now part of the community

Communication, Transparency and Trust at the core of #LifeatAloha

Communication, Transparency and Trust at the core of #LifeatAloha

In my short stay of nearly a month, I feel I have learnt a lot from my experience here at Aloha, and I am confident there will be many more lessons and growth on my evidential return to this special place. Yet I feel called to share only one small, but to me very...

Not Just a Home #lifeataloha

Not Just a Home #lifeataloha

Aloha Aina is not just our home, it’s a community farm and a place of healing and a place of learning. Sure, we may still be missing some of the minor comforts of life that many have come to consider necessity, like using an outdoor compost toilet and walking to use...