Bowden Pillars


There's a neighbourhood taking root, where nature, farming and community are growing together. Let's meet there.



The Project

Bowden Pillars Future is a regenerative project being created on 123 acres just outside Totnes, Devon, UK.

We're growing a community where all of us can be on the land to explore what is possible, face difficult questions, and find out what moves us. Working with nature, we will create a new community woodland, a regenerative farm, sequestering carbon and rebuilding natural systems, and a regenerative village that supports true low carbon lives.

There will be acres of Atlantic oak woodland which will act as a temperate rainforest of the future. The woodland will be cared for by Devon Wildlife Trust and will provide a vital habitat for many different species.

A mixed vegetable, fruit, arable, and livestock farm will be run by the Apricot Centre, and a regenerative village community will live on and be supported by the farm as a whole.


The Project

Join our community

The Bowden Pillars Future journey began when we bought the farm in April 2023. We now need your help for the next steps we are to take.

From tree-planting to knowledge sharing, there's a role for everyone in this neighbourhood. To realise our vision, we need to build our community, and that's where you come in!


01 Nature

Ready to embark on a journey of nature recovery?

Bowden Pillars Future will revitalise 75 beautiful acres near Totnes and promoting nature recovery. Led by Devon Wildlife Trust the land will be transformed, creating vital habitat for wildlife, storing vast amounts of carbon, restoring health to soils and the quality of water that drains off them.

Acres and acres of Atlantic oak woodland will be create a temperate rainforest of the future, threaded with footpaths linking glades with views to Dartmoor in the distance and alive with birds and insects.


02 The Village

Join us to build a new kind of community

Bowden Pillars Future, led by Re-Set, pioneers unique regenerative housing with a community focus. Our goal is to foster a sustainable, thriving environment for residents, benefiting both our community and the wider ecosystem through eco-conscious practices.

We integrate our housing with a bountiful market garden and nature-friendly farm, providing fresh produce to our community and beyond. Committed to a better, sustainable future, we embrace regenerative living principles.


03 Farming

Regenerative Farming for a Better Future

Our 30-acre green oasis will be planted with agroforestry trees, which are carefully designed to enhance natural connectivity for small insects and mammals. Operated by The Apricot Centre, underneath the rows of trees, we will grow grains and pulses for Dartington Mill and other local food supply chains, while grass-fed cattle and chicken flocks rotate the fields with deep-rooted green manures.

It will be a sustainable, interconnected, local ecosystem where everything is considered in balance.

Supporting organisations