Back in 2005, we had a fairly ambitious idea that raised a few eye brows… we thought there had to be a different way of doing education and personal development/well-being – one which not only supported people who were struggling to “fit in” to mainstream education or mainstream life, but which also embraced sustainability and demonstrated that it should be at the very centre of that approach…

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Ten years later we’re at a remarkable place – we’ve worked with thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and adults and we’ve supported them to transform not only their own lives but also numerous community centres, education centres and two stunning venues on the Gower peninsula, Swansea…

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In a nutshell, we believe that even the most so-called ‘hard to reach’ people can thrive given a supportive and genuinely relationship centred approach which is based on meaningful and practical activities.

It just so happens that hands-on, sustainable activities are a win-win solution both for the people we work with and the wider community/environment.

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Essentially, the people we work with build cutting edge training venues which then become the venues for future participants…not only are the groups merging traditional and sustainable construction but they are also creating sustainable food growing areas and remarkable outdoor learning spaces…suddenly, it becomes clear what can be achieved and what diverse skills set people have which have remained hidden…

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As we take our inspiration from nature, we like to keep things diverse to enable full inclusion and to replicate the interwoven world we all live in…
So we do a lot of cooking and eating together – mainly using the organic produce we grow and rear on site…

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We do adventure activities together to explore the stunning Gower peninsula and to show there are many ways of being outdoors: both vocational and recreational.

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As the organisation has grown we’ve worked with schools, colleges, universities and community groups to transform their own spaces… you can see what we’ve achieved on the “eco-building” part of our website.

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Also as the funding environment becomes more challenging we’re diversifying the people we work with as well to enable the organisation to become more financially sustainable in the long term. We know our approach works just as well with people from corporate backgrounds and people who aren’t considered to be disadvantaged. Now is the time for us to work with a wider range of groups so we can generate sufficient income to continue our ground breaking work with the most vulnerable.

If you’d like to be part of that journey, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do together Contact us