Imagine if you could tackle social inequality and tackle the challenges of sustainability at same time…

Imagine if the most vulnerable and excluded groups were given the opportunities to not only thrive but to create change we want to see – a genuinely sustainable world.

Imagine if all of this was not only possible, but also had an evidence-base to prove its replicability…

Since 2005, Down to Earth has spent the last 14 years proving this is possible – with 9 years of clinical research and 2 awe-inspiring sites, we know a brighter future is possible – we are the change.

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Over a decade later and 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