Sustainability VS Self Sufficiency

Being in lockdown has changed much for many people. From our outlook on the world we live in, to the way we actually live our lives, and in spite of the negative impact of Covid-19, there are many positives for us to focus our energy on.

What we at Orchard Barn are really enjoying is the move from ingrained consumerism to a mindset of self sustainability. Many people, us included, are finding joy in growing their own food and spending far more time than ever connecting with nature, whether it’s a walk in the countryside or just relaxing in our gardens, being aware of the beauty that surrounds us is a massive positive of lockdown.

With the shops being largely closed, and having more time than ever to focus on our passions, we are also becoming far more creative, it’s been amazing to see everybody’s wonderful creations on social media, from the use of nettles and dandelions in food, to beautiful art, home ware and gifts created from natural materials such as wood and willow. Here at Orchard barn, this is giving us inspiration for future courses and open days for when we are once again allowed to join together as a community

We are looking forward to being able to see our old volunteers, and welcome new ones too. In the meantime, we’re sharing our lockdown activities on social media. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram, and we’d love to hear from you and see what you’ve been creating.

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