Three Kings Stirring

A reminder of the Three Kings Stirring to be held at the South Devon Steiner School on Sunday 6th January.  1.30 Tea and coffee, 2.00 Introduction to the stirring, 2.30 – 3.30 Stirring (in quiet).  Bring a container (jam jar for example) if you wish to take some home.

Any questions, please contact Selby Thomas on 01803 762260 or

Talk by Wendy Cook at Huxhams Cross Farm

talk about  Wendy Cook’s recent trip to Thailand with Bernard Jarman, and about the BD movement and reflections on food and nutrition in Thailand.
Free evening at the Apricot centre with Wendy Cook
13th November 7-9 pm
Apricot centre HX farm TQ9 6AA ( we are now in the new building)
There will be some nibbles and some wine and other drinks
We can offer elderflower cordials and sparkling water and tea and coffee etc.


Proper Edges Biochar

We produce high quality biochar from the wood left over after hedge laying, coppicing and gate making. Usually this brash is burnt, wasting energy and releasing poluting smoke. However, using our highly efficient kiln, we can produce biochar very cleanly with hardly any smoke and the carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere is stored in the char.

Biochar is fine charcoal that can be added to compost to help hold nutrients and water in the soil and increase soil fertility. Its microporous structure also provide ideal habitat for mycorrhizal fungi that help to feed plants. It can be used  in layers on compost heaps or in leaf bins but it has manifold other uses too. To find out more about benefits of biochar, and the science behind it, have a look at the International Biochar Institute website.

We sell our biochar in paper sacks and in dumpy bags. We also sell top grade barbeque charcoal in paper sacks. Our kiln is fully mobile so we can also bring it to your site and make biochar from your own brash wood.

Jeremy Weiss at Velwell Orchard