Earth Friendly was first built in 1984
as a solar passive home which utilized warm temperatures from the
greenhouses to heat the premises. In June 2011 Earth Friendly joined a new
generation of solar-powered homes and now boasts an eye-catching rooftop
solar array that provides energy for the entire property.
Over 1000 blueberry bushes surround the 8+ acre farm and U-pickers from near and far visit throughout the summer months for blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and garden vegetables. Bed & Breakfast guests are welcomed from around the globe...light and airy guest rooms are comfortable and quiet to insure a restful night's sleep. Breakfast is served in the dining room, solarium, and if weather permits, on the patio overlooking the grounds.
Innkeepers Roz Ressner and Michael Diehl are long-time residents of Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Michael, who for over 50 years owned and operated the Freehold Music Center in Freehold, NJ, now spends rewarding hours cultivating Earth Friendly`s blueberry fields. A certified Master Gardener, he oversees all of the gardens and plantings. Roz taught T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Yoga in Ocean and Monmouth Counties for the 12 years. She also has certification in Reflexology, an ancient practice of therapeutic foot massage. Her hobbies include cooking, composing music, tending her flower beds and caring for her free-range chickens.
Anyone who wishes to take a hiatus from their busy schedules will find Earth Friendly a great place to relax with family and friends. In addition, Yoga Getaway Retreats are available for bed and breakfast guests who wish to incorporate Yoga or T'ai Chi into their stay at Earth Friendly or for local residents who appreciate the short drive from their home to "escape" to the countryside. (See Yoga Getaways)
Michael and Roz fell in love with Earth Friendly because it was quiet and peaceful and they hope that everyone who visits will be able to slow down, enjoy each moment and feel enriched when they leave!
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