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My vision for Roosland

"The plan is to bring conservation, farming and education together
with
community, wellbeing, dance,
creative expression and fun."

If you would like to get involved

Please do contact me:

 

Roo Carter on 07960 125901

Roocarter64@gmail.com

March 2023

 

As some of you will know I am developing a land project just outside Black Dog village in Mid Devon. The plan for the project is to bring Conservation, Farming and Education together with Community, Wellbeing, Creative Expression and Fun.

 I have acquired 11.9 acres of pasture and woodland to look after, mostly woodland, which is a mixed Broadleaf wood with accessible rides and a public footpath that runs through part of the wood. There are a lot of birds and wildlife within the woods.

There is also a quarry within the wood, which is bowl shape for a fire and a deep holding space for groups. I’m hoping to flatten it further to create a music and dances area.!

 

The pasture has two areas the Top by the road which has good access and hard standing is to become an orchard, food producing garden and a social area as I have a porta cabin on it with a locally built wood burner in for keeping warm, drying clothes and cooking. The plan for the field further down the plot is to have the Devon hedge layed and fenced for animals, camping and of course dancing!

 

Luckily so far, I have local support and wish to involve the local community as much as possible.

As you can imagine it’s a big vision but  I believe an achievable one, health willing. Part of the gift of having the land is to share the space with others, even though I accept my responsibility as custodian of the Land.

 

So I am asking for help and support in whichever way you can. Getting stuck into practical projects, Advice and planning for workshops. Workshop leading, being a follower of the lands progress, or being someone to talk trough ideas with.. its all welcome.

 

We are having Monthly “Meet the land” days to get a feel for what’s wanted and needed and to work on practical projects.

They are the second Saturday of the month (this can be changed if weather is really unsuitable).

 

I am used to holding groups outside and bring many years of coaching experience, farming experience and a big heart for community communication and healing.

 

I have a lot to learn about woodland skills, and current land management but am up for giving it a go. I learn from experiencing things first hand through my body as a lot of people do and I welcome that. I do however need people with other skills, so I am always grateful for participation. The project is an unfolding as I go with a lot of faith and optimism for a new future that is arising..

 

If you would like to get involved, please do contact me:

 

Roo Carter on 07960125901

Roocarter64@gmail.com

Get involved!

We are having monthly
“meet the land” days to get a feel for what’s wanted and needed and to work on practical projects.

They are usually the second Saturday of the month (this can be changed if weather is really unsuitable).

Next one is Saturday 10th June

A typical Community Day starts around 10am, with a welcome and friendly chat, then a conversation about what we could do (where you decide what you would like to contribute), then we get stuck in. There are breaks for drinks, and a lovely homemade hearty soup for lunch, and a nice afternoon break for cake. You’re welcome to come and go as you like. If you’d just like to sit in the woods with the wild flowers and listen to the birds, then that’s fine too. 

I am asking for help and support in whichever way you can. Getting stuck into practical projects, Advice and planning for workshops. Workshop leading, being a follower of the lands progress, or being someone to talk through ideas with.. its all welcome.

The project is an unfolding as I go with a lot of faith and optimism for a new future that is arising..

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