Welcome to Mägede Talu
(Farm of the Hills) on Hiiumaa!
On our website we want to give you an insight in photos and videos into the colorful and diverse summer life since the acquisition of the farm in November 2017. Many people from young to old have helped to awaken this place from its slumber, to maintain it and to rebuild some things.
The texts are the fruit of the winter reflections of what we have experienced. But they also contain our motives for the project, our plans and goals. They have developed piece by piece – (Estonian: tasapisi) – in the encounter with the nature of this place and the people.
Our thanks go to the many people and fortunate circumstances that have accompanied and supported our initiative in these turbulent times and pioneering beginnings.
We would especially like to thank Maarja Urb, our Estonian friend, designer of this website, photos and videos – suur aitäh, Maarja!
Our most significant new impulse is the opening of the farm to people who want to develop the farm together with us! Whether as a year-round residence or for a summer retreat, we offer space for like-minded people with ideas, energy and a sense of community. We are open and excited about the encounters and
- At St John’s we plan to inaugurate a large wind harp at the entrance to the garden as part of a half-day LandArtseminar.
- The German-Latvian permaculture designer Thomas Krüger will organise an introductory weekend in permaculture from 30.6- 2 July.
- On the evening of 2 July there will be a performance by the Tsirkusetalu from Luidja.
- 14 days later – on 16 July – we will take part in the national “Open Farm Day”.