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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 …

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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Vigil as Devotional Watching

Keeping the Long Night By Angharad Wynne Deep is the magic of fire-tending through dark hours, of giving a night’s sleep as an offering: a sacrifice for a prayer’s flight. It effects change. Things that were ordinary are no longer so, we commune with a night and its fathomless wisdom, with all its tides, hoots and howls. To vigil is …

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Frog Medicine and the Death of Animal Kin

The unspoken part of the fairytale By Angharad Wynne I ended a life on Saturday night. I feel raw from it, and sometimes writing is a way of processing. I was walking a small group of brave, hardy humans along a dark lane, heading for a vigil site in a friend’s wood. It was raining and my head torch cast …

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Rhubarb and Ginger Tart

With chia custard and rosemary infused cream We recently served this delicious dessert after a feast for about 40 people, offering a gluten free option too. Rhubarb and ginger are a classic combination – delicious and immune boosting too! Our menu is all plant-based so when it comes to dessert we are often experimenting with ways to make it less …

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From Grief to Creativity, A Journey

By Lucy Tipper Lucy is an illustrator from Hampshire and shares her journey of grief and loss into creativity and nature when connecting with Embercombe’s land on The Journey.   It was grief that brought me to the gates of Embercombe, a catalogue of tragic events that saw my life crumble around my ears. Grief had wiped my slate clean, although …