Welcome to the Steward Community Woodland website
Our Project Under Threat
As a response to the Planning Inspectorate's decision to dismiss our Appeal against the Dartmoor National Park Authority's refusal of planning permission, we are launching a Petition to urge the National Park to allow this Model Sustainable Living Project to continue. Please sign and share our petition.
We are holding a Public Meeting in Moretonhampstead Community Club (opposite the Post Office) on Tuesday 20th September at 7.30pm.
See our Message to Supporters for further details of our situation and how you can help.
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, exchanging volunteer time for food and accommodation. This is open to anyone; prior booking is essential. Volunteer weeks coming up are: week commencing 3rd Oct, 17th Oct, 7th Nov, 28th Nov 2016 (NB. weeks in winter may be cancelled if weather very cold).
You can donate money to the project here.