Benjamin Buckle

From a young age I have loved and been fascinated by the natural world. My adult academic and working years have largely been dedicated to traditional wildlife and countryside conservation – including forestry.
More recently, I managed a centre dedicated to traditional, ancient spiritual practices. It was during my time there that I discovered my love for the honey bee and their care-taking.

My role at Embercombe feels like a new and inspiring blend, encouraging me to share all I have learned, whilst also allowing me to explore my personal potential further. ‘Re-wilding’ is an important and exciting thing – bringing both health and depth for the land and for the people that inhabit it. I feel privileged and excited to be encouraged to experiment at Embercombe in the interests of finding new ways forward for our planet. It is my hope that subsequent generations will consider our stewardship of this space, land and all beings within, well met.

Practically speaking, my role here is on the land and with our animals; maintaining the building infrastructures of our home and creating links for partnership, re-wilding works and education opportunities.

Having joined the team at Embercombe in the Spring of 2019, I am very much looking forward to seeing the next phases of its story unfold and evolve through the seasons and years; to see what magic the land brings forth.
It is my heartfelt intention that the beauty of the natural world leads my way and my work going forward.

What does Embercombe mean to you?

From the moment I stepped through the gate, it was like coming home. A true oasis and balm for the soul. A place of great acceptance and hearty welcome.