Wisdom Tree

Is a small team offering training on natural happiness and resilience for individuals and work teams.

Our vision is to grow a community of change makers that support each other’s journeys, come together at different times of the year, celebrate the path and find nourishment as community and in solitude at the wood. We invite you to become a part of this vision…

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Scanning our Future

Is a research project on the upsides and the downsides of the next 10-20 years, and the super-resilience skills we will need to thrive in them.

The present is already so intense and demanding that most of us don’t want to consider the future. But surely the rapid changes and pressures we face now are likely to continue, and increase?  Where is all this leading to? The aim of Scanning Our Future is to gather insights from diverse experts around the world on the outlook for the next 15-35 years, i.e. the period 2030 to 2050.

Initial work will mostly be done by Palden Jenkins, a freelance researcher based in the UK, who has a range of international contacts, and experience of several complex research and writing projects, such as the Kingfisher Encyclopedia of World History which won a Smithsonian Award. The aim is to publish a report and launch a website for the project by early 2018.

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Magdalen Farm

Magdalen is an 132-acre organic working farm on thebanks of the River Axe where Dorset, Somerset and Devon meet. We offer flexible accommodation for small and large groups in our residential centre and traditional farmhouse. Good food is a big deal here – our visitors can enjoy delicious home-cooked food from our own kitchen and gardens.

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The Threshold Centre

 The Threshold Centre at Cole Street Farm is a unique, pioneering cohousing community and sustainable education centre, which aims to demonstrate a way of life, which is more green, affordable, and neighbourly. Cohousing, combines small, self-contained homes with shared facilities, which are a key part of this.

Hazel Hill Wood

Hazel Hill Wood is a beautiful, secluded 70-acre wood and sustainable retreat/education centre, seven miles from Salisbury, which offers unique scope for people to deepen their connection with nature and learn about living renewably.  The programme includes retreats, conservation, men’s and women’s groups, and the wood is available for group bookings.  The facilities include heated bedrooms and sleeping lofts, indoor group room, camping area, compost loos, good showers and a hot tub.

Hazel Hill has been owned and stewarded by Alan Heeks since 1987.  He has led the creation of education facilities and programmes there since 1993, and has co-led many groups there, especially vision quests for teenagers, men’s groups and conservation weekends.  In June 2015, Alan gifted ownership of the wood to a new registered charity the Hazel Hill Trust, of which he is currently Chair.


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