REWILDING RETREAT

nurture in nature, permaculture,
rewilding & regenerative farming

The Plan

Reintegration of people, wild nature and sustainable settlement, reforesting for our future health and wellbeing

The Fundraiser

Be part of our community – your help is gratefully received!

Get involved

Please contact us if you would like to become involved in our project or ideas.

our mission is to share how working with the land, animals, wildlife and
humans in harmony,  restores our overall health and community

Welcome home

We are so very happy you have found our special place, where nature is our ultimate guide on our journey to wellbeing.

Whilst we are developing our retreat space and dreaming it into being reality, we hope that what we post here offers a glimpse of what is to come.

There are many ways of being part of our community, from volunteering a little time to help us, now and once we are on site, perhaps you are a nature based teacher or retreat holder and would love to come bring your guests and students here, have you some skills to share that fit into what we aim to do?  Perhaps a few weeks spent in nature would be just the right medicine for you to continue on your path to being the change you wish to see in this world?

Please, get in touch with us and share your vision.

support our fundraiser

If you feel, like we do, that projects which support the integration and returning health to all living beings, human, soil and habitat, are super vital to our future, then please do support our fundraiser with a donation, sharing our work with your circle of friends, family and colleagues and don’t forget to come and STAY with us!

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Buy a Share – £50

Your Share Certificate will be allocated to one sq metre of wildflower meadow/one broad leaf tree and a Plaque with your name and share date will be placed on the land map, which we will send to you – you will be invited to come and see where your special place is throughout the year.



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Plant A Tree – £20

Help us establish a vibrant Food Forest to extend the woodland habitat – your tree will give you a yearly share of the harvest from year 3 onwards – a real legacy to pass down through your family.



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Adopt A Rescue Hen – £15 a year

Cute and friendly, chickens rule the roost – help give former battery hens a good life living naturally on the land where you can watch them, via the Coop Cam live stream whilst they learn to love life being free!

You can even name your hen, and we will send you yearly updates on their adventures!



NATURE

NATURE

Becoming nature, the act of ReWilding, 
A sacred gift to our soul self,
Is to return to nature as our home
Instead of a place we visit.
Our true nature is primal, 
To walk, as our Ancestors walked,
Gently and in harmony with our external and internal environment.
This returning to source,
Alights our physical with our external breath,
Initiating the total reset
Between heart and mind
Ego and Soul
Making all things possible, effortless and joyful

REWILDING

REWILDING

Our way of ReWilding is centred on our human immersion back into the steady and wise flow of our natural environment. A gentle inhale and exhale that never ends, stretching out the pause in our busy lives, that blocks out the silence, the space we need to fall in love with again for our ultimate wellbeing. In the calm quiet places, away from the hustle, the noise, the smells of familiar habits, something magical happens, and we are here to guide you through the doorway into that world of wonderful change.

ReWilding has emerged in many forms over the last few years, our landscapes have changed dramatically as human habits have taken up so much of our natural resources, our forests have largely been destroyed, leaving almost barren habitats in the aftermath, soil erosion over vast acreage from industrial agriculture, pollution of the fresh waterways and our oceans, the story goes on. We have forgotten how we fit into our wild landscape and how integral it is that the wild fits into our lives for our wellbeing as much as we can be for the health of the land. Too few of us carry the wild in our hearts, yet there is a quiet part of us always there, listening and communicating, a tinkling itch that calls out to our memories…come home, come home.

ReWilding the self is focussed on how humans can reintegrate into the wild around us, relearning all the senses we have lost, those smells, sounds, touch, awareness, taste, hearing and sensing acutely what our environment has to share with us, in the wild and in the built environment, once we return to our wild state, life is changed forever. We become undomesticated once more, as we feed and nurture that wildness inside us, and we can once again learn to live well with all our relations.

When we rewild our selves the benefits keep on growing, our mental health improves, our physical health strengthens and our behaviour alters in a way that others around us also begin to respond differently, almost like our lives give them permission to explore this new wild realm also.

It is about more than spending a little time in nature, it is accepting the invitation to immerse your whole being in nature, to become nature, to stand barefoot and say NO MORE to all those things that are broken in this world, from the choices we feel we have to make, the way we choose to live, to earn an income, to pay our bills and consume. We step off that runaway train of destructive habits and lay our whole bodies on the Earth, in total embrace of the heartbeat of all living beings, feeling all of this beneath our naked bodies and be welcomed home to ourselves, fall in love again with your own truth, reconnect with your child state, play in the mud, let the wind whip your hair and learn to walk again completely and wholly connected to the life of all things, from the mundane daily tasks to the magical realms of plant spirit communication.

PERMACULTURE

PERMACULTURE

Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living. It is a practical method of developing ecologically harmonious, efficient and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere. By thinking carefully about the way we use our resources – food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs – it is possible to get much more out of life by using less. We can be more productive for less effort, reaping benefits for our environment and ourselves, for now and for generations to come. This is the essence of permaculture – the design of an ecologically sound way of living – in our households, gardens, communities and businesses. It is created by cooperating with nature and caring for the earth and its people.

Permaculture is not exclusive – its principles and practice can be used by anyone, anywhere, from inner city balcony to large tracts of farmland. Permaculture encourages us to be resourceful and self-reliant. It is not a dogma or a religion but an ecological design system which helps us find solutions to the many problems facing us – both locally and globally.

Writer Emma Chapman defines it as: “Permaculture, originally ‘Permanent Agriculture’, is often viewed as a set of gardening techniques, but it has in fact developed into a whole design philosophy, and for some people a philosophy for life. Its central theme is the creation of human systems which provide for human needs, but using many natural elements and drawing inspiration from natural ecosystems. Its goals and priorities coincide with what many people see as the core requirements for sustainability.”

Permaculture tackles how to grow food, build houses and create communities, and minimise environmental impact at the same time. Its principles are being constantly developed and refined by people throughout the world in very different climates and cultural circumstances.

REGENERATIVE FARMING

REGENERATIVE FARMING

Regenerative practices will restore soil health and function, reboot plant activity aka photosynthesis, and enable nature to re-balance our currently out-of-whack carbon levels. 

Regenerative farming techniques include: using cover crops and perennials to protect the soil, no tilling, no pesticides or synthetic fertilisers, multiple crop rotations and bringing grazing animals back on the land in ways that mimic natural herbivore migration. 

Regenerative farming also offers many benefits beyond carbon storage! It increases the soils water holding capacity, stops soil erosion, protects the purity of groundwater and sets up the conditions for crops to become more disease and pest resilient. The benefits are many-fold.

This kind of farming system improves our health by increasing the nutritional value of our food, the health of our planet by regenerating our soils and increasing the ability for soil to sequester carbon from the atmosphere, and the livelihoods of the farmers by providing better yielding crops in the long term.

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