"Ragmans Farm matters.  Hugely.  It has developed over the years into a unique resource, a unique teaching venue, and a unique 'living classroom' for those who want to learn about permaculture and sustainable land use. 

In these times of climate change, resource depletion and economic downturn, Ragmans offers a model for a different approach for rural communities, one based on diversity, entrepreneurship, reskilling and a reconnection to land. 

Over the past 15 years, Ragmans has led by example, working hard, trying new things and experimenting.  Not everything has worked, but this is the vital niche that the pioneer fills, and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude.  The future will have much to learn from Ragmans, and much to thank it for". 

Rob Hopkins - Founder of the Transition Movement 

  • Living Willow Foundation Day

    16th February 2019 at Ragmans Lane Farm


    Learn “The Universal Weave”, the technique used to construct all Living Willow Structures.

    During the day we will construct a standard Living Willow Structure from start to finish. We will cover site selection, suitable willow varieties and the 4 golden rules; the key to making successful long lived willow structures.

    Participants will also receive handouts with instructions and diagrams to take home.

    Teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided, plus hot soup and roll for lunch. 

    Cost £60

    For more information or to book a space CLICK HERE