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Rewilding Teign Valley

Join us as we rewild our land and communities in the Teign Valley! Embercombe is looking forward to welcoming all people and community groups in the rural areas around the Teign Valley, Higher Ashton, Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey to join us on our beautiful 50 acres of land as we come together to alleviate the strain the pandemic has placed ...

Seeing through the lens of Rewilding

By Louise Kear Louise Kear, a Devon-based photographer, shares her passion for photographing nature, whilst visiting our wild land as she documents its rewilding with her camera lens. I am a photographer living in Devon. Although I photograph a wide range of subjects, I am especially passionate about photographing wildlife and the natural world. Alongside my more commercial photography I ...
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New Rewilding Project launched for Communities in the Teign Valley

Embercombe is pleased to announce a new Lottery-funded community rewilding project that will start at the beginning of July, aimed to reconnect isolated individuals and rural families to our beautiful 50 acres of land and help alleviate the strain the pandemic has placed on our community’s mental health, incomes and relationships. This project will create new opportunities to be outdoors …

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Honouring Fiona Barnes

With the heaviest of hearts, Embercombe lost one of its fire-keepers, and the most precious soul at the core of its journey this last weekend. Our dearest Fiona Barnes, ‘Fi’, has been part of Embercombe’s history since her daughter, Asha, was small and, over the last decade and a half, wove her life and love inextricably into the land and …

Material – Finding wild creativity at Embercombe

By Jane Alexander Jane Alexander, a writer specialising in wellbeing and travel, shares her experiences of reconnecting with natural materials and the land in Material: The Alchemy of Making Nature and creativity went hand in mitten for me from a very young age. It wasn’t just mud pies and whittling sticks – my childhood memories are full of attempts to ...
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Embercombe Inspires

By Joshua Holmes Joshua, a residential volunteer in 2016 and Journey participant in 2017, shares his experiences at Embercombe as one of the key inspirations for living his mission in service to the planet and those that inhabit it. Every time I swing open the wide wooden gate and step foot once again onto Embercombe soil I get a sense ...
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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 in Sheds

We're delighted to announce a new project: Prescribing Nature with Men in Sheds. 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 ...
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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 ...