RUSKIN LAND PRODUCTS
Products on sale are made from sustainably grown Wyre Forest Oak by the team at the Wyre Community Land Trust (WCLT), a social enterprise based at St Georges Farm, Bewdley. Since 2007, they have been restoring wildlife habitats and woodland in and around the Wyre Forest.
The WCLT want to build a sustainable future by making the Wyre Forest more viable for more people to earn a living from the land, offering great value local products from landscapes rich in wildlife.
Our café is a relaxed dining environment, the perfect place to meet up with family and friends. Cosy up by the log burner in the winter or enjoy the beautiful view outside in the summer. We have disabled access and facilities as well as baby changing facilities, highchairs and free Wi-Fi. Our large car park offers free, spacious on-site parking at a safe distance from the road.
Special dietary requirements? Not a problem, we offer gluten free cakes, soy milk and are happy to cater to your needs, just speak to a member of the team. Our outside seating area is more than happy to welcome well behaved dogs. Please keep your four-legged friends on a lead at all times but feel free to grab them a doggy biscuit from the tin and offer them a drink of water.
The Wyre Community Land Trust manage local woodlands, have our own sawmill and woodyard. They offer high quality, locally produced timber and a growing range of wood products, some of which are on sale at Larch Barn. These include fencing, gates, raised beds, sleeper, planters, benches and more. They also offer an installation service from our skilled team. For large quantities or installation the WCLT can supply a free quotation.
We are their first retail venture, carefully selected for our shared ethos and values around using local sustainable materials to make high quality products.
The WCLT take inspiration from the work of John Ruskin, the Victoria writer, art critic and conservationist, who loved the natural landscape and cared deeply about rural livelihoods.
Their home is at Ruskin Land, a piece of the Wyre Forest that was given to John Ruskin in the 1870s, and our landlord is the Guild of St George – a charity he set up to provide opportunities for working people to cultivate land and reconnect with nature.
WCLT do a range of other conservation, education and training work. They sell a range of other products including firewood, charcoal, pasture fed beef and apple juice. There are opportunities for people to get involved, volunteer and come to events or courses