Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world with a population of about 13,000. The island is a sacred place for the First Nations people. In fact, Manitoulin in the aboriginal language means “God’s Island.” On most nights the sky is like a dark sky sanctuary where millions of stars can be seen, with no interference from city lights.
Four members of the Anthroposophical Society have made Manitoulin Island their home, and there are several more people here who are familiar with Rudolf Steiner’s works. Bernhard Hack and his family are no strangers to these individuals. There are ongoing studies of anthroposophy in the home of Vince and Ingrid Belenson in Spring Bay where people interested in Rudolf Steiner’s writings are always welcome.
In 2003 Paul Salanki and Heather Thoma started Loon Song Garden, an organic/ biodynamic market garden and CSA program in Little Current. In 2008 they began growing and milling grains. We are very fortunate to have easy access to their freshly stone-ground flours: Red Fife wheat, spelt, oats, rye and rolled oats. Their website at www.loonsong.net has more information where Loon Song products are available in Ontario. Their email address is [email protected], or they can be reached by phone at 705-368-0460.
Ingrid and Vince look after Vidar Foundation affairs along with Reinhard Rosch who is at the head office in Ottawa. Vidar Foundation provides financial assistance to social initiatives that benefit their entire community. The website is: www.vidarfoundation.org .