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The Edible Wilderness: Embercombe’s Autumn Rewilding Camp

Join us this Autumn in our next Rewilding Camp on our wild land in Devon for an exploration of rewilding the land, ourselves and our society in partnership with Ecosystem Restoration Camps from 21 – 24 October. The camp will take place over the course of four days, with each day focusing on a different theme. The first day will …

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Embercombe’s first Rewilding Camp

A group from across the UK felt the tug of wanting to rewild themselves and the land around them and came to connect and explore rewilding on our wild land in Devon. Coming together for 4 days from 16 – 19 August, our kick off Rewilding Camp marked the start of a new rewilding direction for Embercombe. Together we learned …

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September’s Starry Speak

Astrological offering by Amanda Simon September marks a turn towards the Autumn Equinox, towards the dark half of the year. Sun in Virgo (23rd August - 22nd September) signals the half way pivot point between the Solstice poles as light lowers, droops towards the Equinox. The season of gathering and shedding begins with Virgo. Each sign hosts a planetary patron, ...
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Working as a vegan retreat chef – A food blogging adventure

By food blogger Jane Sarchet Jane is based on a small family farm in Cornwall, on the very south-west tip of England and runs a successful food blogging Youtube channel as well as a presenter of 'The Hedgecombers' TV show - LIVE on Amazon Prime. Jane was able to join us for a busy week in July and helped out ...
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Join in on this year’s Big Butterfly Count!

Niusia WinczewskaWednesday, July 28, 2021 The Big Butterfly Count is on! This annual citizen science project encourages people to go outdoors and count butterflies in their patch which then helps the charity Butterly Conservation to assess the health of butterfly (and some moth) populations year on year. Its super-simple and an incredibly mindful experience to do. All you need to ...
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My journey to The Journey

by Jackie Yeadon Jackie shares her recent experiences with us in our latest blog as she journeys to The Journey, Embercombe's 5-day personal development and self-leadership programme. It felt as if two of me climbed out of the car and stepped onto the land at Embercombe for the first time. She was a shadowy presence that walked alongside me. If I ...
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The trust dance – building the fire hearth

Words by Efua  Uiterwijk and video by Justin Pettifar New magic has been taking place on our land and we are honoured to have a new addition in our Stone Circle ahead of us formally opening our to programmes and venue hires this month. Justin and Efua, participants from The Journey, completed this sacred work of laying some wild beautiful yorkstones ...
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Wild Garlic, Butterbean & Nettle Broth

By Sophia Young - Kitchen Manager at Embercombe With this glorious, budding shift into Spring, there is an abundance to be found, shooting forth from the ground, most especially in the unkempt places. Here you can find nettles that are calling to be plucked and often by a water’s edge, wild garlic. And this broth is a wonderful tonic for ...
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Sea Buckthorn & Rosemary Tart

By Sophia Young - Kitchen Manager at Embercombe Embercombe is blessed to house a small parade of Sea Buckthorn trees that each year, over the late summer and autumnal months, we joyfully watch come bursting to life as they fruit; their glorious display of tiny bright yellow and orange berries emblazoning the pathway that sits west of our Stone Circle, ...
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Communion : Beloved Moussaka ~ and it’s vegan!

By Sophia Young - Kitchen Manager at Embercombe My kids and I have a penchant for moussaka. Maybe we might say, a fixation. Most especially myself and my son. It’s as if cosmic medicine for our tummies, souls and quite possibly, our cellular DNA. I would like to proffer the passion began in the heat of sweet Mediterranean kitchens. But ...