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Six Ways to Rewild Your Team

By Gill Coombs Here at Embercombe, we talk a lot about rewilding our beautiful valley: the abundance we’re encouraging, the disruption that leads to greater diversity, tricky decisions, dynamic tensions between competing species, the changes we’re already seeing in the richness of the land. Meanwhile, the team here at Embercombe has been undergoing its own parallel rewilding experiment. During 2021 ...
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Re-Learning Ceremony

By Sophia Young At Embercombe we have a long standing practice of holding blessings for the collective meals we share. During my time as kitchen manager over the last two years, it’s always been a meaningful way to come together and offer gratitude for that which we are about to eat and fundamentally, to honour the many layers of journey ...
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Prescribing nature: A new project with Men’s Shed

We're delighted to announce that from Spring 2022, our workshops and wild land will be busy with the sounds of sawing, hammering, lively conversation and laughter as we welcome the very first group of Men In Sheds in Devon's Teign Valley. Kick-started by local GP Jim Hayter, this is a pioneering mental health project in the South West that brings men from our ...
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Cauliflower Cheese Recipe for Christmas!

By Sophia Young - Kitchen Manager at Embercombe Feasting a la Embercombe ~ Cauliflower Cheese for Christmas It’s fair to say at Embercombe, we make a rather delicious, rich and creamy, vegan Cauliflower Cheese and for, this time of year, it’s perfect for cosy feasting with beloved family and friends. It was the main dish of choice for our coming ...
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The deep reflective, soul searching work of The Journey

Herbalist and yogi Morag Hensleigh shares her recent experience of joining us on The Journey Embercombe's transformational 5-day personal development programme that guides you to explore the ‘Twin Trail’ – the inner path of self-development, and the outer path of action. At the beginning of October I found myself in Devon at a place called Embercombe, having signed up for ...
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Final update on pigs rewilding the land at Embercombe

The pigs time on the land has come to an end for this year. A video update on how they have done is below. The pigs have been on the land for a month, with access to a large meadow area which has been grazed by sheep for some time (with rest periods as they move around the land). The ...
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Autumn Rewilding Camp highlights

Embercombe Autumn Rewilding Camp - an exploration of nature connection, rewilding ourselves and taking action. Our Autumn rewilding camp was 4 days of diving into some of the concepts and practicalities of rewilding. Over 30 people gathered together to learn, share and experience a raft of different activities. Participants were introduced to Embercombe and heard some of the magic of ...
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The ecological role of pigs in Rewilding – An update from our land

The pigs at Embercombe have been disrupting and disturbing the land as part of our rewilding action. A few weeks ago we put pigs out on part of our wild land to bring some chaos and disruption to the land! (please see my previous post here). The pigs have been doing a fantastic 'job' of turning over the turf and ...
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Autumn at Embercombe – Working Away at an Organic Vegan Retreat Kitchen

By food blogger Jane Sarchet Jane from The Hedgecombers food blog is back joining us in our wonderful plant-based kitchen! 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 and shares her foodie adventure with us here in Devon: "Autumn at Embercombe is just as ...