WHAT WE DO

Valuing the Handmade

Linking the landscape to livelihoods and natural materials

EVERYDAY THINGS

Intrinsic Value

Ruskin believed that even everyday things we use should have an intrinsic beauty and value, and we strive to achieve this. A collection of quality products from Ruskin Land directly links to our landscape and helps underpin our work. We reinvest every penny back into our conservation and community work.

We want our place to create a hub of activity that generates a suite of useful things for our communities from raw materials to health and wellbeing as well as a inspiration for creativity.

OPPORTUNITY

Landscape and Livelihood

At Ruskin Land we link our working landscapes to livelihoods, our raw materials to products. Traditionally rural employment is a low wage economy. By adding value to the raw materials we have, we can sustain worthwhile livelihoods and provide opportunities for many people to cooperate around our woodyard and workshop.

We believe that time spent doing countryside work should be rewarding and enjoyable as a volunteer or paid staff, and represents a good career path for people. To this end we support apprenticeships, trainees and long term volunteers.

ADDING VALUE

The Sawmill

In the middle of our woodlands at Ruskin Land we have already set up a woodyard to turn our trees into timber. Our sawmill can process and plank up roundwood. We use it for a variety of things, currently concentrating on simple green oak products like fencing, gates and beams.

Our oak is also processed into woodfuel which we sell locally and we also cleave roundwood into fencing posts.

We have a small workshop that we are using to build a range of products.

PRODUCE

From the Meadows

We produce beef from cattle reared in the woodlands, meadows and orchards that we manage. Pasture-fed for life, the animals producing our beef lead slow, contented lives and help us regenerate the land.

Our herd of pedigree Dexter cattle are slow grown and 100% pasture fed, resulting in full-flavoured marbled meat.  Our top-quality joints and steaks are perfect for a special occasion or an everyday treat. We also offer a range of smaller cuts, diced steak and best mince — try your favourite recipes and taste the difference.

Availability of meat varies throughout the year so please visit our shop to see what we have in stock.  Once we have received your order we will contact you to arrange collection.

PRODUCE

From the Orchards

The orchards we manage produce a harvest that we don’t utilise as much as we should. We have some mature orchards but many are quite young still. We have a group of orchard volunteers who make juice and cider, and we hope we can expand this into a range of products over time.

We have open days to press, juice and celebrate our orchards. If you are interested in joining our volunteers and learning more, please contact us.

EVERYDAY THINGS

Intrinsic Value

One of the founding aims of Ruskin’s Guild was to acquire land and—through labour, wind and water power—to bring it into useful production.

We work to demonstrate that land management can be people focused and environmentally excellent, but also economically viable.

Since 2007 Wyre Community Land Trust (WCLT) has been managing land and woodland in and around the ancient woodlands of the Wyre Forest.

Including Ruskin Land itself, WCLT manages about 200 hectares consisting of fragmented wildlife habitats and ancient woodlands all in need of careful and sensitive management. The WCLT works in partnership with many of different landowners and public bodies to ensure the best possible outcomes.

OPPORTUNITY

Landscape and Livelihood

At Ruskin Land we link our working landscapes to livelihoods, our raw materials to products. Traditionally rural employment is a low wage economy. By adding value to the raw materials we have, we can sustain worthwhile livelihoods and provide opportunities for many people to cooperate around our woodyard and workshop.

We believe that time spent doing countryside work should be rewarding and enjoyable as a volunteer or paid staff, and represents a good career path for people. To this end we support apprenticeships, trainees and long term volunteers.

PRODUCTION

The Woodyard

In the middle of our woodlands at Ruskin Land we have already set up a woodyard to turn our trees into timber. Our sawmill can process and plank up roundwood. We use it for a variety of things, currently concentrating on simple green oak products like fencing, gates and beams.

Our oak is also processed into woodfuel which we sell locally and we also cleave roundwood into fencing posts.

We have a small workshop that we are using to build a range of products.

PRODUCE

From the Meadows

We produce beef from cattle reared in the woodlands, meadows and orchards that we manage. Pasture-fed for life, the animals producing our beef, lamb and raw milk lead slow, contented lives and help us regenerate the land.

Our herd of pedigree Dexter cattle are slow grown and 100% pasture fed, resulting in full-flavoured marbled meat.  Our top-quality joints and steaks are perfect for a special occasion or an everyday treat. We also offer a range of smaller cuts, diced steak and best mince — try your favourite recipes and taste the difference.

Availability of meat varies throughout the year so please visit our shop to see what we have in stock.  Once we have received your order we will contact you to arrange collection.

PRODUCE

From the Orchards

The orchards we manage produce a harvest that we don’t utilise as much as we should. We have some mature orchards but many are quite young still. We have a group of orchard volunteers who make juice and cider, and we hope we can expand this into a range of products over time.

We have open days to press juice and celebrate our orchards, and if you are interested in joining our volunteers and leaning more please contact us.

EVERYDAY THINGS

Intrinsic Value

One of the founding aims of Ruskin’s Guild was to acquire land and—through labour, wind and water power—to bring it into useful production.

We work to demonstrate that land management can be people focused and environmentally excellent, but also economically viable.

Since 2007 Wyre Community Land Trust (WCLT) has been managing land and woodland in and around the ancient woodlands of the Wyre Forest.

Including Ruskin Land itself, WCLT manages about 200 hectares consisting of fragmented wildlife habitats and ancient woodlands all in need of careful and sensitive management. The WCLT works in partnership with many of different landowners and public bodies to ensure the best possible outcomes.

OPPORTUNITY

Landscape and Livelihood

At Ruskin Land we link our working landscapes to livelihoods, our raw materials to products. Traditionally rural employment is a low wage economy. By adding value to the raw materials we have, we can sustain worthwhile livelihoods and provide opportunities for many people to cooperate around our woodyard and workshop.

We believe that time spent doing countryside work should be rewarding and enjoyable as a volunteer or paid staff, and represents a good career path for people. To this end we support apprenticeships, trainees and long term volunteers.

PRODUCTION

The Woodyard

In the middle of our woodlands at Ruskin Land we have already set up a woodyard to turn our trees into timber. Our sawmill can process and plank up roundwood. We use it for a variety of things, currently concentrating on simple green oak products like fencing, gates and beams.

Our oak is also processed into woodfuel which we sell locally and we also cleave roundwood into fencing posts.

We have a small workshop that we are using to build a range of products.

PRODUCE

From the Meadows

We produce beef from cattle reared in the woodlands, meadows and orchards that we manage. Pasture-fed for life, the animals producing our beef, lamb and raw milk lead slow, contented lives and help us regenerate the land.

Our herd of pedigree Dexter cattle are slow grown and 100% pasture fed, resulting in full-flavoured marbled meat.  Our top-quality joints and steaks are perfect for a special occasion or an everyday treat. We also offer a range of smaller cuts, diced steak and best mince — try your favourite recipes and taste the difference.

Availability of meat varies throughout the year so please visit our shop to see what we have in stock.  Once we have received your order we will contact you to arrange collection.

PRODUCE

From the Orchards

The orchards we manage produce a harvest that we don’t utilise as much as we should. We have some mature orchards but many are quite young still. We have a group of orchard volunteers who make juice and cider, and we hope we can expand this into a range of products over time.

We have open days to press juice and celebrate our orchards, and if you are interested in joining our volunteers and leaning more please contact us.

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01299 488083

or email us: info@wyreclt.org.uk

St Georges Farm
Tanners Hill
Bewdley
DY12 2LS