Village Nature Gathering

June 16th-18th 2023

Moor Barton Wilding Project in Devon, England

We are delighted to offer an in-person gathering this summer, for all past and current Bringing It Home and Ecological Homecoming participants, their children, partners and close friends.
We are so looking forward to gathering together – and meeting many of you for the first time in-person!

Join us for long summer evenings, beautiful nature connection moments, a supportive and deepening 8 Shields village experience, songs around the fire and… evening or early morning sitspots to watch the newly re-introduced Moor Barton beaver family!

Moor Barton beaver photo by Lily Bognuda -


The weekend will journey through the 8 directions, with a program of nature connection activities and games (experiencing the Ecological Homecoming core routines together on the land), group circle times, story sharing, singing, and the magic of an 8 Shields ‘acorn’ team holding us all.

Through embodying many regenerative, nature-based practices, we will explore how we can re-member ‘the village’ and how we can live in Wholeness with ourselves, the communities we are part of, and the global community of all species.

You will experience how it is to be held within the village-building model of ‘acorn leadership’ where people will be stepping into roles that were traditionally held within communities such as welcoming & inclusivity, vitality and body movement, community agreements tracking & accountability, embodying time for rest and self-care, circle leadership, honouring the ancestors and lineage, caring for the elders, ceremony and much more.

If there is enough demand, we will run a children’s program alongside the adults, so please let us know ASAP if you have children that want to come (aged 5-11 years)


This is a catered camping event at an inspiring woodland rewilding site, with basic facilities, a stream and food lovingly cooked over an open fire. Find out more about Moor Barton Wilding.

For Bringing It Home graduates who wish to develop their acorn leadership skills, please apply to hold a direction when booking on. There will be plenty of support from Peter (holding North) and Sky (holding West) to help you before and during the weekend.

Arrive Friday June 16th 4pm-5pm to put tents up for a 5.30pm start.
The weekend finishes at 4pm on Sunday June 18th.

Those who are on the acorn pathway for the gathering will begin at 6pm Thursday June 15th and end at 7pm Sunday June 18th.

There is the possibility to stay on-site and self cater for Sunday evening with a 9pm sharp departure time the following morning.

Weekend fees:
Past and current participants and up to one friend each – £290 each
Partners of past and current participants – £200
Children – £110

Bringing It Home graduates that are accepted to hold an acorn role will pay an extra £50 training fee.

Moor Barton beaver photo by Lily Bognuda –