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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

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.

Our First Encounter with Eden


After several long months, the Welsh border has opened and this week, we were able to explore our land for the first time in any sort of detail.


This was an event now so loaded with hope and expectation, I almost held back, preferring the sweetness of anticipation (albeit the bitter and frustrated kind). What would we find? Encampments of vagabonds? Fly-tipping, Hostile locals? All were possible.


Instead we found enormous hope and potential coupled with some hopefully not too serious challenges.

Power To The People

We have to start an ambitious project of this scale with some clear guiding principles. Otherwise, I expect we will lose our way in the face of conflicting options and budget priorities. What are our core values? These will inform design choices, materials selection and the lifestyle we create. Of course, there will be some compromise; we don’t have unlimited funds – or even limitedContinue readingPower To The People

Bees on The Brink

Many species of bee are on the brink of extinction in parts of the UK – and some types have been lost entirely, a report has found. Climate change, habitat loss, pollution and disease are threatening the pollinators, the analysis of 228 species concluded. It discovered that 17 species were regionally extinct – including the Great Yellow Bumblebee, the Potter Flower Bee and the Cliff Mason Bee – with 25Continue readingBees on The Brink

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