Brook End is a 4-acre family smallholding in Somerset that is managed organically and designed on permaculture principles.
Brook End is a smallholding designed for family resilience at every level, growing food, medicine and fuel while enhancing biodiversity and beauty. The land is diverse with an old orchard, woodland, stream and pond, as well as a 2-acre field. There are 7 greenhouses and a polytunnel as well as intensive vegetable and herb gardens. The project aims to be a centre for poly-livelihoods through selling produce, establishing a plant nursery & herb-based business as well as offering permaculture education and consultancy. We aim to help people reconnect to the land through land-based courses hosted at Brook End as well as through nature-orientated camps that we host in the summer months. Brook End is home to Nicole, diploma apprentice who works for a local community food charity, Michele, a mental health nurse & avid gardener, Ian, a retired engineer who is building an extension for his mum to move in; three generations for whom permaculture is a way of life.