We believe that time spent in a natural environment can help humans think clearer, act wiser and feel calmer. We have seen how gathering together in natural surroundings can help people find deeper resilience in troubling times. We understand that learning about and caring for the wonders of nature helps people remember their deep connection and interdependence with the wider community and to take responsibility for protecting the Earth and all that she has to offer.
Bittern Meadow CIC offers a peaceful space for groups and individuals to enjoy many aspects of the beautiful Norfolk countryside. As well as offering simple camp craft, practical conservation, organic growing and outdoor mindfulness, we weave the principles of Deep Ecology with gentle movement, play and relaxation to ensure a memorable, heart-felt experience for all.
With an emphasis on sustainability and active hope, Bittern Meadow CIC seeks to facilitate a coming together in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, to help people transform despair and apathy into constructive co-operative action.
Of British mammals at risk of extinction
Decline in flying insect biomass over past 27 years
Of beings, human or otherwise, depend on the planet to survive
Everyone, everywhere - awake, aware and connected to self, others and Earth
Bittern meadow introduced me to a new way of being. I was able to see things from a different perspective and connect with nature on a deeper level. Thank you Bittern Meadow, i'll be back.
If I could live at the meadow I would. Thank you Mel and Paul for another amazing weekend
Jamie YMCA Resident
If you are interested in getting involved with Bittern Meadow CIC and would like to find out more contact our team on the details below...
A little plot of paradise
"Bittern meadow" the place is at the heart of Bittern meadow community interest company.
We were fortunate enough to gain stewardship of Bittern Meadow, four acres of tall herb fen near Postwick, Norfolk, in early 2012 and spent some time watching and learning about what lived and grew there. Setting up as a CIC in 2013, it has always been important to us to strike a respectful balance between human activity and other being welfare.
Work that reconnects
"The central purpose of the Work that Reconnects is to help people uncover and experience their innate connections with each other and with the systemic, self-healing powers of the web of life, so that they may be enlivened and motivated to play their part in creating a sustainable civilization" - Joanna Macy.
At Bittern meadow CIC we deeply value and acknowledge the influence and inspiration of The Work that Reconnects and hope to develop our understanding of this life changing work via workshops and camps at our beautiful site.
The Life Garden project
Having recently embraced veganism and in becoming more and more frustrated with the industry of food, in terms of the waste and ethics of production, we have decided to make a stand by beginning to grow our own produce at Bittern Meadow.
Grounded in permaculture principles; the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient, and aided by some recently acquired funding, we wish to open up this project to those who feel the same way.
If you are interested in what have been up to lately...