What We Do

The Purpose of Landmatters Co-operative

To be a thriving, nature-connected permaculture community living low-impact solutions that reduce our ecological footprint, so we can be an active part of creating a sustainable world.

We connect with and steward the land in order to enhance its diversity, productivity and beauty, whilst providing an educational resource to the wider community.

Mission Statement

  • We use permaculture Ethics, Principles and Design methods.
  • We are “learning by doing” – reskilling ourselves and others.
  • We use Consensus Decision-making process, and are committed to healthy communication using the “Way of Council” and other relevant tools.
  • We live off-grid in low-impact structures. We use wind and solar power, harvest woood and water from the land, and compost our own wastes.
  • We produce increasing amounts of food and other products from the land.
  • We make this land the focus of our livelihoods and activities, hosting visitors, volunteers and courses here.
  • We share and maintain communal spaces and vehicles.
  • We consciously connect to nature by being in touch with the elements, observing the natural world and celebrating the seasonal cycles.
  • We believe in positive change, working towards an equitable and sustainable future – personally, locally and globally.

Quality of Life Statement

  • We feel at one with the natural world
  • We feel connected, energized and joyful
  • We are spiritually nourished
  • Our children feel understood, inspired, loved and nourished
  • We feel productive and effective
  • We experience abundance, inspiration and flow
  • We are supported and appreciated
  • We enjoy fulfilling our purpose together and have fun
  • Our relationships are healthy, respectful and co-operative
  • We enjoy learning and exchanging ideas
  • We feel that we are having a beenficial impact on the wider world