<![CDATA[Virsoleil Center for Research & Regenerative Living - News]]>Fri, 17 May 2024 07:58:58 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[2022 EOY update and Donor Report]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2022 10:14:09 GMThttp://virsoleil.org/news/2022-eoy-update-and-donor-report
Bonjour from Virsoleil! Many Thanks to all of our friends old and new for all of your support on every level. Some of you came and Volunteered your labor, some of you sent your donations, ( see our latest donor report here )and some of you provided support by attending our Body Heart & Soil programs in April and September. Thanks to all of you we planted 500 lavender, completed phase 2 of our barn renovation, installed our eco toilet and solar outdoor shower, hosted two ERC camp programs, hosted 12 Austrian Scouts for a week, began restoration of our ancient stone walls, and commenced planting our fruit orchard. We also installed our Infrared Sauna.
Stay Tuned as we have some new programs planned for 2023🐝
​Claudia & Teryl


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<![CDATA[Body Heart & Soil April 2022]]>Sat, 04 Jun 2022 07:43:52 GMThttp://virsoleil.org/news/body-heart-soil-april-2022
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<![CDATA[Live Q&A with John Liu & ERC]]>Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:10:56 GMThttp://virsoleil.org/news/live-qa-with-john-liu-ercClick on the link below to view the recording from January 12 with Claudia and Teryl with John Liu presenting the vision and plan for Camp Virsoleil and answering questions for ERC members.
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<![CDATA[Our New Truffiere (truffle orchard)]]>Sat, 19 Dec 2020 07:41:47 GMThttp://virsoleil.org/news/our-new-truffiere-truffle-orchardWe have completed the installation of 33 oak and hornbeam trees inoculated with tubermelansporum (Perigord Black Truffle) spores and planted on contour.                 In a few years we look forward to harvesting Black Truffles.
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<![CDATA[Fall Winter Update]]>Fri, 18 Dec 2020 12:26:38 GMThttp://virsoleil.org/news/fall-winter-update
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<![CDATA[ERC Camp Programs on Pause]]>Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:47:26 GMThttp://virsoleil.org/news/erc-camp-programs-on-pauseIn January 2020 Virsoleil  officially joined www,EcoSystemsRestorationCamps.org
We are excited and honored to be affiliated with this dynamic International team committed  to restoring our Planet's Eco Systems. We immediately planned two ERC events at Virsoleil for April. Unfortunately due to the worldwide pandemic we are all experiencing, we have had postpone the events scheduled for April 2020. We are hoping to be able to resume moderate activities in the Fall of 2020 so stayed tuned for future updates.
Below is a photo of our new water catchment/natural pool taken this morning.
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<![CDATA[Water!]]>Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:12:18 GMThttp://virsoleil.org/news/water
One of the first things we wanted to do in our restoration work at Virsoleil was establish significant water catchment and storage to sustain our future gardens and orchards in times of drought. The climate has been changing in our region with longer, hotter, and dryer summers. We started digging the hole last July and immediately had to get a bigger digger with a jack hammer attachment to break up some very large rocks. The original design was a hexagon shape with the regeneration/filter zone surrounding the pool. We quickly had to adapt our design to accommodate a rather large rocky ridge. This new design has a 10 meter diameter with 1/3 on the North side designated as the regeneration zone. The RZ has drain pipe embedded under under 12 tons of river gravel with 5 vertical air pipes serviced by an air pump which circulates the water through the gravel. In the Spring we will plant various water plants and start the food and herb garden installation around the pool. 
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