Today, Mel takes us on a photo journey through the house build that she and her family have undertaken in the woods…
We moved to Steward Community Woodland 10 years ago with our young son, and built a low impact structure intended to last 5 years or so. Nine years and two more children later, the time came to rebuild. As we were applying for planning permission that year, we decided to move location a little further down the hill (below the water line!) and rebuild a home from the timber around us. Using a mobile saw mill to plank up some of our Douglas Fir and Larch trees, we were able to make a start.
Many, many people have been moved by the experience of coming to volunteer at the woods. Today, we’ve got a few words and a beautiful picture from Sine, a volunteer from Denmark… You can find out when the next volunteer day is on the main website front page. Thanks, Sine!
Today, we’re featuring Sonny’s Hedgerow Medicine Walk – come and join us for an educational and enjoyable walk in the woods on our land.
We are offering wild herb walks from our beautifully untamed land on the edge of Dartmoor where the 32 acre woodland includes a bounty of organic and wild, edible and medicinal plants.
Experience an array of wild herbs and learn to identify, harvest and preserve you own medicine chest from Mother Nature.
Our walks will include an introduction to sustainable and safe wild harvesting, a 2 hour forage and plant introduction, exploring their edible and medicinal properties and a chance to ask questions and share herbal success stories.
Join us by clicking on the image above or here – it’ll take you to the crowdfunding page, where this can be your perk in return for a £150 contribution to the campaign fund.
In all the excitement of the last weeks, we’ve hardly begun to tell you about all the amazing perks we’ve put together for your delight – there are still plenty available before the crowdfunder finishes. Today, take a peek at the ‘Look to the Skies’ poetry book by Daniel Lionheart.
This collection of poems, written by Daniel LionHeart, arises out of his love for the feathered ones that surround us at Steward Wood. These poems will lift your heart and help to connect you with the birds from Peregrine to Chiffchaff and Robin…
A copy can be yours for just a £25 contribution (+p&p) to our campaign fund over at the crowdfunder, where you can find details of all the perks on offer… Seize the opportunity to get a copy – 23 people already have!
Here we are, at halfway through the 40 days of the crowdfunding campaign. We’ve already reached our target and, though we’d love to get more funding for all sorts of projects such as MoreFood, we’re also happy to share some of the love and media focus with those who’ve helped us make it this far. Today, it’s the turn of Rob Mason, whose beautiful artwork has featured on images throughout the campaign so far, and on the flyers we had printed and are still circulating…
It truly does feel like Spring is here! And with Spring, thoughts turn to longer days, sunshine and the Summer ahead. Here’s some of what Steward Community Woodland offers at festivals throughout the season…
It’s Friday. It’s been a long week, but it seems like Spring is truly on the way. Here’s some music from Ollie to celebrate, sent from the bright Dartmoor sun. Have a great weekend and thanks for all your support so far. We’re so blessed in so many ways.