Welcome to the Steward Community Woodland website
Our Project Under Threat - Legal Challenge Launched
As a response to the Planning Inspectorate's decision to dismiss our Appeal against the Dartmoor National Park Authority's refusal of planning permission, there is a PETITION to urge the National Park to allow this Model Sustainable Living Project to continue. Please sign and share our petition.
STOP PRESS - We have launched a LEGAL CHALLENGE to the Decision in the High Court by way of Judicial Review.
See our latest Message to Supporters for further details of our situation and how you can help.
The local Vilage Hall was packed for our recent PUBLIC MEETING. Lots of ideas for the campaign to prevent the eviction were aired at the meeting and we have a list of people willing to help in various ways.
We are organising a MARCH to the Dartmoor Authority's headquarters on Monday 3rd April 2017.
Finally, watch a new VIDEO made by off-grid.net about the project and our eviction threat (including footage from the Public Meeting).
We are Steward Community Woodland, a group of people who are living and working together and have been experimenting with...
- permaculture food growing and land use
- community dynamics
- renewable energy and appropriate technology
- building our own dwellings using low-impact materials
- small-scale woodland management
- experiential and home education
We live on 32 acres of plantation woodland on a steep hillside, located in the beautiful Wray Valley on the edge of Dartmoor. The community was founded in 2000 and is currently twelve adults and nine children.
There are several ways you can arrange a visit...
Volunteering - most of our visitors initially come as volunteers. We are having a break from holding volunteer weeks through the winter but are continuing with our Conservation Days on certain Sundays (10am-4pm). Dates coming up are: Sun 16th Oct, Sun 30th Oct, Sun 13th Nov, & Sun 27th Nov. Contact us for more details.
You can donate money to the project here.