Henbant, for people, place and planet*

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Croeso i Henbant

Henbant has meadows, pasture, woodland, lakes and stunning views of both sea and mountain. We grow veg, meat, eggs and hopefully soon milk, but on a small and regenerative human scale that will provide food and fuel for visitors to the farm and the local community.

As well as being productive, Henbant is a place where people can come and slow down for a while, to think about what matters in the world and what the world needs us to give back.

Come visit us, grow with us, stay with us, learn with us, eat with us.. even swim with us (ps, you don't actually have to do any of this with us, you wander and eat at your pleasure).

We haven't been here long and have two young children, so much of this is aspirational, but we will get there!

Check out our beautiful picture of the farm drawn by our lovely neighbour Callie Jones.

Buy yourself a t-shirt and help us plant more trees.. check out our new project, wearthechange.org

We loved Bill Mollison and we love planting trees. In order to pay for planting 1000's of trees along edible hedgrows, adding edbible species to our woods and to create our forest garden we are going to sell permaculture inspired t-shirts. For every t-shirt you buy we will plant a tree AND donate to the Permaculture Association. Have a look here

Our Yurt and Geo-Dome are now available!

Incredibly popular so far for 2017 we will have the yurt and two geo-domes all have been made ourselves and (surprisingly) they are very beautiful. Yours from just £49/night.

Read more here or book online now here x

What have we been up to in 2016?

We are having a big push this year to get on with all the things that we should be doing, growing more food for us and our community, running more courses and having big parties in beautiful natural barns and buildings.      

Craft courses
We are keen this year to have a craft camp, it will be three days of family camping with activities, music, food and traditional crafts for all..these will probbaly include felting, green wood crafts, bushcraft and... something else!

This year we want to push ahead with growing more, we are going to do more of our forest garden and orchard as well as more soft fruit..

Fencing and hedges
We want to be able to manage our grazing in much smaller units, we are going to reduce our field sizes to make longer thinner fields divided by abundant fruit and nut producing hedgrows. These can then be managed to lock down carbon, enhance plant and animal diversity and produce more food.

Come and visit us and see how well we are doing, you can even help out!

Camping at Henbant

We have over 80 acres of undulating meadow, woodland and lakes that your welcome to come and explore, you can 'wild camp' almost wherever you like, go for a paddle on our pond and if you don't fancy a swim you can have a solar powered shower (soon).

If you should run out of things to do on our land, you can go on some beautiful walks from the farm and we are only two miles from the sea and a short drive from the heart of Snowdonia.

We are also have a yurt bell tent and geo-dome if you fancy a little bit more comfort or something special.

Permaculture and smallholding tour of North Wales

Since settling here we have found an abundance of inspirational Smallholdings, Permaculture or sustainable living projects and peoples around us, it's taken me a while to find them all and we are now going around to visit as many of them as we can so we will share what we've have found (as soon as I get chance)..

From this we would love to set up a network so people will find it easier to meet, learn and share, so please get in tuouch if you would like to be involved or know somebody who you think should be.

What's going on here?

Jenny and I have been looking for the perfect place to grow cabbages and children for a few years and I have been looking for a place where I can unpack my bag, dig my soul into the earth and know every birds nest forever… We have found it.

It's early days here and it's a long road, but we are on our way

 Our yurt and Geo Dome

New yurt on

Made by us from a roll of canvas and a tree we have our yurt and and geodome ready for you as a prefct hide away

Read more here

Nearly Wild Camping

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                  with sunset at henbant wild camping

We've joined forces with a brilliant initiative to encourage people to camp off the beaten pitch

Read more about Camping at Henbant here

“Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony, opposition to them brings disaster and chaos.” 
Bill Mollison, Introduction to Permaculture

Courses at Henbant

We want to start teaching all the things we believe in here next year, we have space for forest schools to wool crafts to organic gardening

Please get in touch if you can help

Matts Permaculture Diploma

In order to try and formalise a lot of our plans here at Henbant and to get into a position that we can teach permaculture ourselves Matt has signed up for the Permaculture Diploma, have a look at his ideas and all our plans for the farm here

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Henbant Bach Farm, Tain Lon, Clynnogfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL54 5DF. 01286 660761 matt at henbant.org