Members of our our community
Finca Sagrada is located in the southern mountains of Ecuador, close to the globally honored eco-village of Vilcabamba. Being close to the Equator yet in the mountains, we experience spring-like weather all year long. Our Biodynamic farm consists of a five hundred hectare mountain (1,200 acres) and about four hectares (10 acres) of lush irrigated pastures, fruit forests and flower and vegetable gardens.
We farm Biodynamically and use permaculture principles. We are very diversified, with milk cows, goats, burros, chickens and bees. We have a food forest with bananas, mandarins, avocados, coffee and more. On the ground, we grow traditional crops such as yucca, camote, and white carrots plus a variety of vegetables from the Northern hemisphere. We also have a greenhouse and flower gardens. Our aim is to be self- sufficient and sometimes we get pretty close.
Lately, we have become very involved with indigenous groups, supporting their traditions. Six years ago, the Kogi shamans (“mamos”) of the Four Nations of La Sierra Nevada of Columbia startled us with new information. They told us that our valley is a sacred energy point of the Earth and that it needed to be reopened. To reactivate the valley, they said we should work with the Palta indigenous people, the original custodians of our area.
As part of this work, the Kogi asked if we would build a traditional Spirit House to connect with theirs, using only natural building materials and no nails. In June of 2018, we started construction with the help of the Kogi and the Palta.
One thing they did not inform us of was that we would need to keep a fire going night and day. Now a key part of our work is to make sure the flame is always safe.
Once this worked out, the Kogi are now organizing to build eleven other Spirit Houses around the world to also connect with theirs. These will also be at sacred sites and will help restore the Earth’s energy grid so that she can function in a healthy way.
Finca Sagrada has a key educational aspect to it. We take in volunteers (see volunteer page) who wish to learn about farming on a small scale and we also help them work out their life destiny path. Farm partner Susan Davis Moora has made that her life’s specialty and is very helpful.
We also hold KINS meetings where people from all over the world come and experience living simply, deepening their connection to Earth with indigenous ceremony and strengthening their own life path.
The farm was bought in 2009 by Walter and Susan Davis Moora. Over the years, the community has expanded and now includes an Association that makes long-term farm and development decisions.
The main members are:
Susan Davis Moora
What The Land Is Saying To Us
We are holding the space for an inspirational community to materialize and exemplify consciousness that can sustain this land and our sacred valley. We would love for more individuals or families to join us on a longer-term basis.
The building of the Spirit House was an important step for Finca Sagrada. To support it, we are finding funding to restore the surrounding mountains through reforestation using traditional Palta methods. We are also helping the indigenous Palta Tribe to revive their traditions in weaving and agriculture and to strengthen their spiritual traditions.
We have a great team working on these ideas and as funding becomes available, we will implement them.
All community and farm decisions are based on the KINS operating principles (KINS signifies that ‘we are all one’). Apprentices and partners invited into Finca Sagrada are those who find, over time, that they enjoy using these time-tested and spirit-based Operating Principles (Also see KINSinnovation.org.)
KINS Operating principles
- Our strategy is generosity
- A deal is a good deal when it is good for all concerned, especially Earth.
- We each do what we love to do and do well and little else.
- We sit at the table of unknowing about manifesting conscious sustainability on Finca Sagrada and we invite Spirit to co-create with us for the highest good of all concerned.
- When we feel triggered, we go within and ask what within us is asking to be healed. We manifest whatever help we need to do the inner work to come back to our community with the story of our transformed relationships with ourselves and others.
- We take responsibility for healthy relations and communications with community members.
Our mission is that we are creating an intercultural biodynamic farm community serving our sacred sites within Chirusco Valley near Vilcabamba.