THE REWILD PROJECT is a non-profit social enterprise focused on environmental education and ecological restoration.
Our mission is to re-connect people to nature and their ancestral heritage through arts and crafts, growing food, outdoor learning and community-building projects.
The Rewild project is based in the forest of dean and aims to revive traditional, land-based skills to connect people back to ways of living off the land. Through community growing projects and various craft workshops and courses; the Rewild Project aims to use Agro-Ecological and Permaculture approaches to create thriving food growing spaces, a renewed interest in land and food, newly skilled people and improved eco-systems.
“Rewilding people and not just the landscape”
SCOTT | DIRECTOR
To be gifted land for the creation of a Community land trust; for eco-living, working craft, growing and venue space.
To set up a craft centre with open access workshops providing tools, equipment and work space for members.
Continue to be a non-profit community interest company, developing into a charitable organisation.
To run affordable courses, workshops and events promoting traditional crafts and rural skills.
To continue to plant more edible landscapes using agro-forestry/argo-ecology/argo-regen priniciples.
To be inclusive and accessible to all and use a sliding-scale system for fees.
To provide facilities for green woodworking, tanning, blacksmithing, coppice crafts, ceramics and textiles.
To have access to woodland for coppicing, forest schools, foraging, primitive living and survival skills.
To promote outdoor learning and sustainable organic practices.
To create employment for local crafts people, land workers and communities.
To create a hub; a place to learn new skills, share ideas, meet new people and feel part of something exciting.