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CodeNA8946
Dates1962-
Person NameFindhorn Foundation; 1962-
ActivityThe Findhorn Foundation is the educational and organisational section of the Findhorn Community. The Findhorn Community was founded in 1962 by Peter and Eileen Caddy and Dorothy Maclean in a caravan park near Findhorn, Morayshire, as a religious community which studied the kingdoms of nature and developed gardens. In 1970 an American called David Spangler joined the community and helped to devise an educational curriculum. By the 1980's there were around 300 members of the community. The Findhorn Foundation was formed into a trust and registered as a Scottish charity. The land upon which the caravan park stood was purchased as was the Cluny Hill Hotel, Forres, which was turned into the Foundation's Cluny Hill College. During the late 1980's an Ecovillage was established at Findhorn. The Findhorn Foundation aims to practise, teach and demonstrate the links between the environmental, economic, social and spiritual aspects of life. Its activities include educational programmes and courses, supporting initiatives within the community such as the Moray Steiner School, Earthshare, Trees for Life and a holistic health care centre, and the development of an ecological village. In 1997 the Foundation was recognised as an official United Nations Non-Governmental Organisation, able to participate in events such as Earth Summits and Habitat II. The Foundation is active in 2002.
Corporate NameFindhorn Foundation
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