Stepping Stones is based at Highbury Farm, overlooking the beautiful Lower Wye Valley near the village of Redbrook. We are currently renovating the old farmhouse, which houses some members and provides communal living space, while other people live in caravans and other low impact structures.
The co-op is inspired by a vision of finding ecological and socially sustainable ways of living together as a community. We are exploring how to manage our land without exploitation of animals and all food on the farm is vegetarian or vegan. We regard children and young people as an essential part of any sustainable community and are developing our policies to ensure that they and their parents are always able to participate in the running of the cooperative
Projects at Stepping Stones include renovation of an old cider apple and Perry pear orchard, managing local, rare, species-rich, unimproved grassland, establishing new vegetable gardens and fruit tree plantings, and designing and building systems to supply our own energy needs.
We are also able to host small gatherings for like-minded groups, and would like to develop the site as a space for environmental education camps and courses.
We welcome WWOOFers and other working volunteers to help with our projects, but please contact us in advance to arrange a visit.
We occasionally have vacant accommodations and welcome enquiries from people who may wish to join us.
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