The idea of the labyrinth originated from the need to walk bare feet on soft grass, path that would be... Read More
The idea of the labyrinth originated from the need to walk bare feet on soft grass, path that would be long enough. It was combined with the idea of fruit forest and concept of doing smth beautiful out of almost nothing. As i was and still am fond of labyrinths i decided to combine all these together. So i made a labyrinth on 1ha hayfield, path itself is 2.3 km and there is one way in, and the same way out, so altogether the journey is 4.6km. First i wanted to plant fruit trees between the pathways, but later realised that its slightly small for that, so there is a bigger fruit garden/forest labyrinth coming later on.
This spring my girlfriend wanted me to order some carrot seeds and peas from internet. So i found a nice store selling lots of different seeds and ended up ordering lots of seeds including 18 different varieties of pumpkin seeds. I received the seeds and realised that i don't have anywhere to grow them. So one old idea of cutting hay rolls into two halves and growing food in them came in once again in my mind. A year before i failed to cut a roll into two halves so i decided to raise the bargain and ordered 54 hay rolls. Long story short i finally was able to cut them into two halves and planted 36 pumpkin beads and 72 potato beads, in total 108 half hayrolls covered with compost. The picture I'm sharing is made around may 2022, when dandelion was in full bloom and had coloured all the paths yellow. On the outside circle you can see this little permaculture project consisting 108 beds growing food. 108 rolls symbolise living mala beads (hinduism, buddhism... tradition) for me.
Labyrinth itself is a Chartres labyrinth which originates from 13th century from Chartres cathedral and was used as the final stage of pilgrimage, serving as a symbolic entry into the Celestial City of Jerusalem. People who has walked in the labyrinth including myself have experienced fresh insights and meaningful moments. Every solstice and equinox there is a fire in the middle of the labyrinth.
Drone pictures made by Kristjan Lillimägi, Elina Kostabi and Kaarel Tuul. Video clip: Kristjan Lillimägi