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How to rewild on a smaller scale – Online webinar with Rewilding Britain

Watch this recent online webinar with Embercombe's Rewilding Lead Laura Fairs as she joins Rewilding Britain's latest discussion and shares learnings on how to rewild a piece of land on a smaller scale here at Embercombe in Devon. In this webinar, Rewilding Britain welcomed two Network members, Kate Morley from Hill Crest in Devon and Laura, to talk about how ...
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Rewilding the self and the world – Reflections from our Autumn Rewilding Camp

By Darran Hughes Darran Hughes shares his recent experience of joining Embercombe's Autumn Rewilding Camp as he discovers rewilding is not just about the land and plants and animals but about rewilding our souls, our relationships, our communities and ideally our culture.  It’s hard to imagine it’s been nearly a decade since George Monbiot first released his best-selling book “Feral”, ...
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New Wellness Days at Embercombe

Join us for a new series of free Wellness Days in our Medicine Wheel Garden and Community Orchard for communities in the Teign Valley and around Devon. We will be restoring our heritage apple orchard and traditional medicine garden from October 2022 as we explore the world of wild medicine and plants throughout the four seasons together, and will be …

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EmBUGcombe: Building the world’s best bug hotel

Bug hotels and their benefits to wildlife Our Community Rewilding Days are in full swing, and recently a wonderful group of volunteers from our local community gathered together to help build (in our opinion) the most beautiful EmBUGcombe bug hotel on 3 September, also joined by a few of our Autumn Experience weekend participants. The best bug hotels are eco-friendly, ...
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Rewilding and False Autumn

by Laura Fairs Here in Devon we are experiencing what is called a ‘false autumn’. This is when the plants around us begin to flow into the part of their lifecycle that we normally associate with the autumn months of late September, October and November. In autumn, we recognise the leaves on trees start to change colour, the fruit, berries ...
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Rewilding and ‘messy’ landscapes: Why we need messiness in nature

Wild landscapes are messy places, with overgrown and unmown patches of lawn and meadows, unstructured planting and a variety of leaf litter and dead branches, essentially everything human hands try to manage, control and tame into a sense of order and aesthetic appeal. This idea of “messy chaos” runs so counter to our idea of what a landscape should look ...
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Transforming From Caterpillar To Butterfly: Experiences from The Journey

Transforming From Caterpillar To Butterfly: A personal journey into Shaman Doorways, Medicine Walks and Authentic Leadership from Embercombe’s The Journey programme By Simon Blackler Many moons ago, some 9 years and 3 months to be precise, I embarked on somewhat of a baptism of fire onto my shamanic pathway. Last weekend I completed a Shaman’s Doorway course with Northern Drum, …

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Healing the World through Rewilding

Ashleigh Brown, Co-founder of Ecosystem Restoration Camps and facilitator on Embercombe's Rewilding Camps, shares her experience of our land as it rewilds, on healing the world, and getting stuck in and making things happen. Embercombe is an oasis. It’s a haven for all life. Many people arrive feeling parched, personally, emotionally and spiritually, and the land here, so buzzing and ...
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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 ...
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Nature as Healer

Gabrielle shares her personal journey of nature connection and healing, as she lives and works as part of our Volunteer Team on our wild land in Devon. ~ Photography and words by Gabrielle O’Connell ~ For a year now I’ve watched Embercombe dance through the seasons. One bright, summer day in 2021 I drove through the gates to visit a …