Urban Roots . Rural Wings

We moved to La pierre in 2006 to become gardiens of this beautiful, precious land.

La Pierre is a part of Ellas' family history, the original portion of land being previously owned by her maternal grandparents.

La Pierre has been a well-loved home and sanctuary for families and friends over many years. We are the 3rd and 4th generations to live here.

We care for the land using permaculture and agroforestry principles, nurturing native species and working each day towards a sustainable, self-sufficient, conscious existence.

We are passionate about conservation and re-establishing solid eco-systems for ourselves and our visitors to thrive in.  


Each year we  plant trees to protect our own future, that of our family, community, local wildlife and our planet as a whole. 


Ella is a vegetarian chef with trainings in yoga and beekeeping.

A farm shop, with you guessed it....honey, coming soon.....!!

 "When we grow and prepare food using happy, healthy ingredients, the goodness transfers directly off the plate and straight into our bodies "

Ed is an english teacher, landscape gardener, plantsman and all round very handy person

"The best time to plant trees was 10 years ago, the other best time is today"


"We love sharing this place with visitors and seeing how people begin to slow down during their stay.

Come and visit and share this magical place with us" 

"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

With many thanks to all our visitors who help to make this a sacred place.

Each year we have planting and construction projects to achieve in our off-season months.

With the help of some amazing volunteers, we can achieve  improvements to the land and all the various energy systems that exist within it.


We welcome volunteers to the land from March 1st.

To learn more please visit 

Thanks for reading!

We look forward to hearing from you....