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
sustainable human scale that will provide food and fuel
for visitors to the farm and the local community.
As well as being productive, we want Henbant to be 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!
By yourself a t'shirt and
help us plant more trees.. check out our new project,
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
popular so far for 2017 we will have the yurt, hobbit
house and two geo-domes all have been made ourselves and
(surprisingly) they are very beautiful. Yours from just
Read more here or book
online now here x
What are we up to in
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
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
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
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
by abundant fruit and nut producing hedgrows. These can
then be managed
to lock down carbon, enhance plant and animal diversity
Come and visit us and see how well we are doing, you can
even help out!
We are in our fourth
spring at Henbant and we are excited to be trying to
achive more than ever this season. We have lots of
natural building to do, we'd love to grow more, set up
the farm to run on spring water, build a barn and
maybe even install a hydro electric system..oo yes and
a subterranean greenhouse.. anybody fancy helping??
You get food, a great outside summer and a nice static
caravan.. contact us if your interested...
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
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
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
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.
days here and it's a long road, but we are on our way