Our vision is of a place where the degradation of soil and decline of species is reversed, where the presence of humans on the land fosters the diversification of species and enrichment of the environment. A place which helps forge the bridges necessary for people to work effectively together to deal with the crises facing them, where learning in all its forms – verbal, physical, logical, sensory, solitary and social – can form a foundation for the growth of sustainable and resilient communities.
We are part of a globalised consumer culture which plunders natural resources without due consideration for the long-term effects on individuals, communities and the planet. Consequently our physical and mental wellbeing, our environment, our food, water and resource supplies are under serious threat.
In response to this we are trying to think globally and act locally. We see ourselves as guardians of the 40 acres of mixed arable, pasture, and woodland which we have been gifted. We aim to preserve and maintain it for community use, land-based social enterprises and rural micro industries.
Our vision is of a space where all kinds of people can come together to explore and express their connection to the earth, nature, self and others. This is a place where skills are shared and curiosity and understanding are nurtured, each individual can contribute to the collective wellbeing. A place where people can build strong and lasting relationships, not only with other people, but also with the plants and animals with whom we share the land.
To try and make our vision a reality we are establishing projects based on permaculture, organic and biodynamic methods and principles. As well as becoming a working farm we also want to create an education centre that will offer courses in sustainable food cultivation and land stewardship. This will provide abundant opportunities for visitors to connect with the land and learn through direct, sensory experience about nature awareness, conservation, ecology, wildlife, woodland, wetland and agricultural management.