Despite Our Success, We Face Challenges …

Yes we have a beautiful farm in an idyllic location in Rutland, but for the past three years we have been facing constant challenges to put up barns, visitor facilities and suitable accommodation for our cow herds. In fact the few shelters we do have will soon have to be taken down. We have been fighting hard to establish proper facilities, hoping against hope that we would eventually secure the permissions we need. Last year it finally became clear that that was not going to happen and we therefore decided we have no choice but to change tact.

…  Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

During January 2021 we identified a small agricultural holding Chater Valley Farm with ready-to-go retreat centre facilities, and located just two miles from our present location. It was clear from the outset that this property perfectly compliments our present land holding … enabling us to begin establishing our Ahimsa Eco-village and Education Centre for training future Ahimsa farmers.

At the time of writing the property is being acquired by us for the sum of £1.8m. Contacts have already been exchanged, and we expect to take possession by the end of March. This has been possible with help from a few high-level supporters and a loan from our bank.

We do, however, have a number of remaining funding objectives

  • Shortfall for the land – £350,000
  • Additional equipment and eco-pods – £125,000
  • Ongoing repayments via our Land Trust Fund.
Download our updated project vision brochure here

Download our updated project vision brochure here


Amazing Barn facility at Chater Valley farm

Please help us make the Ahimsa Vision reality.

Regular Giving

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    Optional thankyou-gift*
    125g of Cheese

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    125g of your favourite Ahimsa cheese
    Free Cow Experience for two people
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    250g of your favourite Ahimsa cheese
    Free Cow Experience for two people
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One-off Gifts

  • Donation
  • £1000
  • Optional thankyou-gift*
    A weekend stay (inclusive of B&B) for you and your family in one room on the farm between April and October, each year for the next 3 years. You will have an opportunity to establish a relationship with the cows by brushing and feeding them.
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  • Donation
  • £3000
  • Optional thankyou-gift*
    A 5-day stay (inclusive of B&B) for you and your family in one room on the farm during a non-school holiday week between April and October, each year for the next 5 years. This will also facilitate you to get a hands-on experience with the cows and an opportunity to joining in on open workshops and activities during your stay.
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  • Donation
  • £5000
  • Optional thankyou-gift*
    A 5-day stay (inclusive of B&B) for you and your family in one room on the farm during a school holiday week, each year for the next 5 years. This will also facilitate you to get a hands-on experience with the cows and an opportunity to joining in on open workshops and activities during your stay.
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* you’ll have the option to accept or forgo our thankyou-gift after completing your support