LAND Region: 
EnglandSouth West
LAND Project Type: 
LAND Centre

Landmatters is a rural Permaculture Project working within Devon to promote landbased communal living.

The land is comprised of approximately 42 acres of which 17 acres are semi-natural ancient woodland, 22 acres are pasture and the remainder is naturally regenerating scrub and hedgerows. There is a stream along the most north-westerly boundary.

The co-operative’s members have a diverse range of backgrounds and skills such as sustainable land use, organic horticulture, woodland management and wood crafts, ecology of biodiversity, conservation, arts, education, group facilitation and working within co-operative structures. Most are trained in Permaculture design.

The residents have the intention to create a thriving low impact community, a place where we can explore ways of living gently on the earth and inspire others to do the same. We feel this is an appropriate thing to do in order to take personal responsibility for climate change and the current environmental crisis. We also wish to live like this out of a sense of responsibility to future generations.

Member Project known date: 
Friday, 13 January, 2012
Number of people text: 
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: 30 - 40 maximum. Group visit scheme: yes.
Telephone number: 
01803 712718
Observe and interact; 1 years observation of land before any changes made. Catch and store energy; wind generators, solar panels, food and fuel growing. Obtain a yield; fruit, veg, herbs, medicine gathered and/or grown on site. Use and value renewable resources and services; sheep and goats for grazing, solar hot water heaters, hay for mulch, wood for fuel. Produce no waste; compost toilets, compost food and garden waste. Design from pattern to details; broad-scale first then smaller areas. Integrate rather than segregate; office, kitchen, meeting space one structure and many more.
Project start date: 
May, 2003
Allaleigh Blackawton
Totnes, Devon TQ9 7DL
United Kingdom
Devon GB