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42 Acres

42 Acres is a regenerative estate, nature reserve & wellbeing retreat centre. Our vision is to live in harmony with nature, self and others, and to grow and consume in a way that serves the health of people and the planet. We forage and tend wild foods to create wholesome, nutrient-dense food. As we cultivate and restore health in our earth, we restore the worlds within ourselves.

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A 30-Mile Feast, a Tasting or Other?

A tasting

Localisation gurus Helena Norbert-Hodge and Seth Tabatznik lead a fascinating deep dive into localisation through the lens of our food system on Mon 24/Tues 25. And on Thurs 27, join our edible mini-safari of our 100% edible ornamental gardens; plus wild foraged teas and cake!

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Join us on Thurs 27 July for an interactive mini-safari around our 100% edible ornamental gardens, stopping off at key points to sample edible stems, leaves, fruits, seeds and flowers – some of which might well be growing in your own garden. Learn about our ‘Food Philosophy Beds’ designed to tell the story of 'Soil to Gut', then try home-grown and wild foraged teas with delicious home-made cake.

And in a special treat, on Mon 24 and Tues 25, localisation guru Helena Norbert-Hodge and Seth Tabatznik will explore localisation through the lens of our food system and pathways to economic systems that enhance both human and ecological wellbeing.

Day and residential tickets availaable, and include a chance to explore the 170-acre grounds, wild swim, row or paddle-board on the lake, and a magical evening of forest dining.


Edible mini-safaru: Thurs 27

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Our vision at 42 Acres is to be in harmony with nature, self and others. We'll share how we connect with this vision by gardening in a way that works with nature and offers beautiful spaces that invite us to be mindful.

At the heart of our ornamental gardens is our walled garden. It is both productive and beautiful, being planted 100% with edible plants. Here, we mix vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers in a way that not only holds guests in the space but also nurtures diversity and encourages pollination.

We'll take an edible mini-safari of our ‘Food Philosophy Beds’, designed to tell the story of our 'Soil to Gut' philosophy and our belief that the more we diversify our diet, the more resilient we become.

This experience will include the opportunity to try home-grown and wild foraged teas lovingly created from our agri-wilding site as well as trying your own infusions from plants you select during your edible safari. There will be cake!


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42 Acres

Holt Road, Witham Friary


BA11 5HL



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