Welcome to the Earth Trust
At the Earth Trust we think that the best way to look after the places
we love is to change the way we live. We give people life changing
experiences that reconnect them to the natural world.
The Earth Trust is all about people and the way we feel, think and act
towards the environment. We are convinced that the world is currently
at a turning point. At the Earth Trust we believe this is a challenge we
can all rise to by making small changes to the way we live. We are
convinced there are many people out there who have the ingenuity and
passion to make a difference. We believe it’s our job to help them do
Read the welcome from our Chief Executive.
What we offer
We encourage everyone to live more sustainably and help them put this into practice through their daily lives. We have great places to visit, exciting things to see and a whole range of activities that you can get involved with. To find out more, explore the tabs above or get in touch.
From the stunning views at the Wittenham Clumps to the magical Thrupp Lake at Radley we have many unusual places for you to discover. You can get close to spectacular wildlife and watch our progress as we restore wildflower meadows and wetland landscapes. You can also get involved by coming along to an event, taking part in a course or by becoming a volunteer.
We have five main areas of work...
Food and Farming
Our focus is on raising awareness about the production, distribution and eating of good healthy food. Sourcing food locally is a priority, and we’re keen to demonstrate the links between the local environment, wildlife, the landscape and the growing of food. Our Farm Step initiative is providing opportunities for local people to start their own green business.
Find out more about Food and Farming.
Water and Wetlands
Water is essential for healthy people, ecosystems and landscapes. We bring the story of water to life through a variety of engaging community learning initiatives on our sites.
Find out more about Water and Wetlands.
We are developing and championing a new integrated model for woodlands and forests, balancing the value of our forests for amenity, for wildlife and for economic return. Our national research woodland, Paradise Wood, is the largest collection of hardwood forestry trials in Britain and we’re helping to shape the next generation’s forest resource, resilient to climate change.
Find out more about Future Forests.
We use stories of the interaction of previous societies with our landscape to bring the heritage of our sites to life - how people used, cared for, exploited and shaped the land in the past. This helps everyone understand the impact our actions will have on the lives of future children and grandchildren.
Find out more about Living History.
Reducing our Footprint
Encouraging people to make a few small changes is the key to living sustainably. We share innovative ideas from green gardening, homes and buildings, to fuel and energy.
Find out more in the Earth Trust Our Footprint blog.
None of this would be possible without the generosity of our many funders, Friends, volunteers and supporters - find out more.