We want to restore a more resilient bio-diversity that we are an integral part of, living with nature, intimately linked with the immediate ecology on which we depend for our sustenance, warmth and shelter. We believe that a regenerative approach to land management that is founded upon an understanding of the foundational role of fungi can serve as a basis to reinvigorate a wider social and cultural evolution.
Over the next 5 years we envision the land hosting at least 2 unique low-impact dwellings to house a community committed to working the land, and maximising biological interactions and genetic diversity. The Coed Talylan Land Trust (CTLT) will provide a long-term leasehold to the Coed Talylan Housing Co-operative for the residents to collaborate in building their homes. The gardens, that provide food for the residents, will increase to a size of over an acre, producing an excess that can be sold locally. All electricity will be generated on-site through a combination of solar, wind and hydro powering the households with enough surplus to be used by various micro-enterprises on the land.
A genuinely “Eco-Campsite” and retreat centre will welcome Members of the CTLT who support the mode of development demonstrated here and desire to gain a better understanding of how they might work towards a similar goal.
The CTLT will work to encourage these supporters to adopt and adapt the structure we have designed making our all documentation open source through the co-operative network.
The increased capacity of the mushroom cultivation facilities will provide an extensive range of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms locally and nationally with added value products creating a diverse income for the residents.
The 30 acre fungal restoration project, the Refungium, will be an on-going opportunity member led volunteer engagemnet in establishing a diversity of habitats in this nature reserve and model innovative techniques for the proliferation of fungal species.