Setting up an intentional community in such a short space of time required a lot of hard work, perseverance, risk and a little bit of 'blind faith' from all its founder members. However, we wouldn't be here without the help and support of the following individuals and organisations who have helped us along the way; so enormous gratitude to everyone mentioned below:
Jackie Carpenter - for her Co-housing knowledge & expertise Trelay Co-Housing, Bude - for their inspiration and continued support Regina & Richard Stevens - for selling us their beautiful home, and for not giving up on us, despite the lengthy process The Residents of Welcombe for living up to their name Dave Danielli - For his invaluable skills & knowledge of Berry Park electrics - Please don't ever leave. Audrey Compton (Ecologist) - Ecology Survey John Whetman (Devon Hedgerows) - Advice & Wisdom Lewis Andrews (Tree Tops Planning Consultancy) for his amazing knowledge of the planning system Conrad Batten Design - Superb Garden Design Ian Flack - Aerial Land Survey (You Star!) Jane & Tim - For believing in us & funding our planning application Pete & Kirsty - plants & advice Lesley & Fred - plants & advice Tommy & Becky - plants, advice, hugs and human pyramids Chris Jenner - loaning of equipment Aaron East - All round good egg & helping hand Mick Dollimore - Bee-keeping expertise & all round lovely bloke
ADOPT A TREE
Dedicated to John Whetman, in his memory - A life-time horticulturalist and supporter of the project since its conception. Orleans Reinette Apple, Farleigh Damson, Beurre Hardy Pear - Adopted by his wife, Audrey Compton Dedicated to Rachel East, in her memory - Lord Lambourne M25 - Adopted by her sons, Brad & Aaron and Aaron's family - Becky, Indie, Lacey & Elsie (East/Inch); An Italian Alder (by the bees); A Hawthorn in the sculptural circle - Adopted by her daughter, Asha. Dedicated to George & Norah Shipton, and their daughter Jackie, in their memory - Two Hawthorns in the sculptural circle, which will be loved by the birds & bees - Adopted by their daughter/sister, Pat Shipton. Dedicated to Gill France, in her memory - A Cherry Plum - She loved what we are doing here, and brought us home-made jam & strawberry plants - Adopted on behalf of her friends in XR North Devon Dedicated to Lou Gardiner, in her memory - A Cherry Plum - Adopted by her partner & our friend, Ben Davies A Birthday Dedication for Melanie Woollam - An Autumn Olive for 5th October 2023 - with much love from Beth, Lyra & Arno.
Other Adoptions by Green-Hearted Friends Dave Sharratt - A selection of Hawthorns for the sculptural circle Julie & Andy Yeo - A selection of Hawthorns for the sculptural circle Emma Bray - A Cornish Aromatic Apple M26 Andreas & Mary Strickland - An Italian Alder Maggie Paddon - A Kid's Orange Red Apple MM106 Netti Mcloughlin - A Marigoule Sweet Chestnut Penelope Benians - A 'Big Red' Autumn Olive Laura Howell - A Discovery Apple Sue Williamson & David Venner - Two Italian Alders Sam, Elle, Tilly & Emmy Green - An Italian Alder Jordan, Marian & Emilia Cox - A Concorde Pear, A Marlhac Sweet Chestnut & an Autumn Olive 'Big Red' The Gates Household - Italian Alder