Økosamfundet Dyssekilde is a green village literally speaking, about half of the 12 hectares we own is unbuild on, most of is unused and is a haven for wildlife and playing children, we have started planting a small forest, and about 1 hectare is occupied by the communal vegetable garden. For a couple of hundred Danish crowns and some 40 hours of labour a year one can get plenty of home-grown vegetables.
In addition to the communal vegetable garden some people have their own little vegetable plot. And the meditation garden Stjernedrys provides herbs and a quiet place of contemplation.
Also scattered across the entire village are plenty of fruit trees that make each autumn into an orgy of fruit.
Biodiversity and Animals
The first people that moved here planted a multitude of different trees, both as hedges between the fields, and around the houses, now they are beginning to get big enough to give shade in the summer and shelter from the wind that blows from the sea. In the early ears people had both goats and sheep, there was even a goats cheese production, now a days we have a few cows, dogs, cats, rabbits, guineapigs and chickens.
Car Free Village
By the main entrance to the village we have a big parking lot, where inhabitants and visitors alike have to leave their car, it is only allowed to drive into the village if you have to deliver or pick up something heavy, or someone needs an ambulance.