Welcome to the Centre for Stewardship in Falkland.......
The Centre for Stewardship covers some 1500 acres of land, farm, forest and hill.
The Centre for Stewardship is located on the outskirts of the beautiful conservation village of Falkland, Fife, Scotland. As well as caring for the A listed House of Falkland with its arts and craft interiors and historic landscape, we are now developing Falkland Estate as a place where people are learning how to live and work more sustainably. Our interests span from the value of re-skilling our communities to the impact of today's decisions on climate change for future generations.
We are adapting old ideas of stewardship to the needs of our modern, fast changing world with an organic farm on Falkland Estate that is starting to produce affordable food for our local town, by upgrading miles of paths to strengthen our connections with neighbouring communities, planting thousands of trees and considering plans for allotments and wood fuel production.
We host the Big Tent, Scotland's environmental festival which is having a fallow year in 2013 and we run other events including the annual stewardship lecture and activities around our themes of food, wood and craft. Coming up are a range of activities as part of the Snowdrops Festival.
We are part of the Zero Waste Scotland initiative, working with volunteers to cut down on food waste and promote home composting. Visit the Zero Waste page where there are opportunities to find ways to volunteer and possibly win some great competitions.
If you are visiting in early 2013, make sure you take time to spend in the woods near the Pillars of Hercules and the emotional 'After the Storm' project, a temporary sculptural trail that has arisen following the terrible storms of January 2012 which led to hundreds of trees being lost on Falkland Estate.
Falkland Estate is free to visit any time of the year. Much of our work on the care of this beautiful landscape is only made possible through your support. If you are interested in being part of what we do here then please consider joining as a Friend of Falkland's Heritage or as a volunteer.
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