A couple, Esther and Nicolas Mottier, two children, Laurent and Alissia; experts, collaborators, volunteers; a new centre that will house farm animals as well as tourists and lovers of immense inspiration. Votre Cercle de Vie is a forge of the future that brings together, that unites, that cultivates, that works for a higher good, that invites us to feel the connection with nature and that brings us solutions with a shovel. “In the end, we didn’t invent much, we just created links, like a living organism,” Esther tells me.
Co-habitating with plants and animals, creating symbiosis between body, soul and spirit, getting in touch with those who cultivate our land, contributing and listening to their stories, this is the framework that the Mottier family in Château d’Oex offers in their ‘Votre Cercle de Vie’ (Your Circle of Life).
Esther reminds me of the great Jet d’eau of Geneva, so much she radiates, so much she is caught up in her mission, and so much she receives inspiration and important information at the right time. Listening to Esther, is a bit like letting herself be carried along by this jet of water and filling up with ideas in a minimum of time. Esther lets herself be 100% guided by her heart. You can’t buy her with money. Conscious communication and a genuine interest in organic farming and everything that goes with it is largely dominated by the desire to sell her high quality ‘organic dynamic’ products to the highest bidder.
For me, the Mottier family is a magnificent forerunner of this new world that awaits us.
Enjoy some nice anecdotes and solutions in this video (in french), such as :
Did you know that you can make washing powder out of ashes?
Or if you could choose between organic or local, which product would you choose?
Have you ever heard of earth worms that filter out the 99% of human faeces?
That 60% of all the ‘meat’ material we have on earth is the mass that belongs to the earth worms?
Nature has all the answers. Sometimes it is enough simply to be in silence to receive the answers.
Esther invites us to ask ourselves with every purchase the question: what do I support? What has a future?