Hoorn in the 19th Century:Painting by W.R. Dommersen

Back in the mid 1990s I was mired in a period of depression. I’d almost lost my marriage and ended up in a place I never expected to be—a below sea level part of the Netherlands. I didn’t initially speak the language and couldn’t find work to support my young family. Then, after making rapid headway with Dutch, I landed a job in a biodynamic family orchard in the country near our home. I’ve recorded a segment of Chapter 13 from my new book, Beyond the Search, which tells a little of the beautiful experience I had while working in that orchard. I hope you enjoy.

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Radio host, inspirational speaker and health educator John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives and the recently released Beyond the Search, books to lift the spirit and touch the heart. See http://www.JohnHainesBooks.com

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