Plants For A Future is a resource centre for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses. We practise vegan-organic permaculture with emphasis on creating an ecologically sustainable environment using perennial plants. We provide extensive information on 7380 useful plants.
We are a small environmental group, run entirely by volunteers, that was established in 1989 when a 28-acre barley field in Cornwall was purchased as a place to demonstrate the many uses of plants. Since then, an extensive native woodland has been planted and over a thousand species of edible and otherwise useful plants are also being grown.
There always seems to be more work to do at the land than there are people and time to get it done. Therefore we actively welcome people who want to come and stay for a while with us as volunteers.
This is a place to visit if you are interested in plants and being with nature – but not if you want a community of people since there is no planning permission and most members live in a nearby village.
Facilities are primitive: there is one agricultural shed with basic cooking facilities, a compost toilet, but there is no electricity or running hot water.
Visitors will need to camp and are expected to help work on the site.