About us

Arial view of our garden, with its small fields.

We moved to Brittany, France, from Britain, in the 1990s, partly so that we could homeschool in peace, partly so that we could have some land, and partly because we felt at home in the Breton culture.

We have made our living for the past thirty years by running a small publishing company; in the 2000s we published two books on home education, and for the past twenty years we have been producing a local magazine.

At the same time, we have been working on our land; over the years, we have come to the conclusion that the old ways are the best ways, and with help and advice from the more elderly of our Breton neighbours, we have divided our land back into small fields (500 to 700 square metres) which we work by hand, rotating cereals and other crops round them from one year to the next.

In 2017, we published ‘An Introduction to Twenty-First Century Hoe Farming – an antidote to globalisation’, the French-language version of which has sold well, apparently meeting a need for a coherent alternative to the commercial exploitation of the natural world.