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Photo-Art for the Planet

We are offering original and limited-edition photo-art for sale in a variety of formats. Our goal is to launch as many initiatives as our resources allow to provide ways to reconnect with our natural selves. We want to support and foster a shift toward simpler and more sustainable living alongside greater mental well-being and life satisfaction. You can read more about this in the followingContinue readingPhoto-Art for the Planet

Explore our Art and Photo Art Galleries

Art and Photography are for both of us, important vehicles for expressing our relationship with nature. We are therefore happy to share some of our work with you via this site. We have two gallery areas: ORIEL featuring Mel’s art and photography and ADFER EDEN FFOTOGRAFFIAETH, featuring Terry’s photography and some cartoon art. All will be on sale as limited edition prints. Expression of interestContinue readingExplore our Art and Photo Art Galleries

Rivers and streams, not stinking drains please

Here’s a topic very close to our hearts. We’ve experienced at first hand, the inconsistency, unfairness and impotence of token gestures by responsible authorities who are afraid or unwilling to tackle the real culprits and instead pick on easy targets. In our case, small, self-builders. The issue in question is river pollution by raw sewage. The source, as outlined in the following article, is overwhelminglyContinue readingRivers and streams, not stinking drains please

Let’s go foraging

Even though we can’t yet live on the land, we have been exploring any possible ways to interact with, observe and nurture it. It’s an opportunity to exercise some permaculture ideas and understand its rhythms and cycles. This seems like a very good approach as several different habitats can be found within these three acres, including wet woodland, river, mature beech trees, paddock and hedgerow.Continue readingLet’s go foraging

The Nature Spectators

It’s tough waiting for all of our planning and other preliminaries to be resolved before we can build anything. We’re not even able to construct rain-water harvesting systems to enable us to grow on the land at this point. One consolation has been the chance to use the first permaculture principle, OBSERVE and INTERACT. For at least 6 months during COVID-19 lockdown, we were physicallyContinue readingThe Nature Spectators

How Much?

If I have one piece of advice so far it is to go and meet the neighbours. As long as you don’t piss them off with imperious attitude and ‘we’re gonna do whatever we want’ language, they can be a fount of goodness and local knowledge. After an uncertain start, we have found our neighbours to be supportive and helpful.

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