Welcome to MeddwlCoed Forest Garden Farm, from all of us here.
MeddwlCoed – ThinkingTrees in English (we know it doesn’t translate perfectly!) – will be a smallholding and forest garden somewhere in the wilds of West Wales. We hope to offer writers retreats and various workshops, set amongst our vegetable plots, woods, tea garden and edible forest garden.
Our intent is to become largely self-sufficient – we believe in moving away from fossil fuels and towards a more ecologically-friendly way of life, embracing the principles of permaculture.
We’ve only just purchased the land that will eventually provide our rural idyll (we hope!): fifty-odd acres of boggy pasture just outside Llandybie. There will be a long period involving mud, learning to break up chicken-fights and possibly crying. There’ll be opportunities for people to get involved all the way down that path, or you could just wait until after the trees are planted and come to enjoy the abundance that nature can provide if we only learn to work with it, and not against it.