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Dec 1, 2023
Dec 3, 2023

Wild Craft Retreat


Join us for a weekend of festive wild crafting. Guided by our in-house team you’ll learn how to create regenerative hand-crafted gifts from our abundant land. You’ll meet incredible seasonal plants, discover potent medicinal mushrooms and deepen your connection to this most magical of seasons.

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About this event

“Creation, and so creativity, is the act of giving life, the nourishing and enhancement of life, in whatever way you choose to do it.” - Sharon Blackie

Welcome to our first Wild Craft retreat. An inspiring weekend of nature, creativity and skill sharing. 

Working with seasonal plants, medicinal mushrooms and gathered produce from the land, you’ll learn how to create regenerative, hand-crafted gifts for yourself and those you love.

Experience dried floral arranging and wreath making with our garden team. Create indulgent medicinal mushroom chocolates and winter folk medicines with our land and food team, and learn how to create your own nourishing gardener's balm; perfect for earth lovers.  

Our craft workshops share more than simply making. You’ll be encouraged to connect deeper with the earth's generous offerings and be reminded of the wonder and joy of creating using traditional methods. 

To inspire rest as well as creativity, you’ll rise with morning yoga, have opportunities to unwind in the woodland sauna and enjoy an enchanting evening of fireside music. 

There will also be free time to read by the fire (with wood coppiced from our forest) and explore the serene magic of our lake and woodland in wintertime. 

We’ll be offering our wholesome, hyperlocal ‘Soil-to-Gut’ menu, with daily nourishing seasonal meals, snacks and warming wild teas. On Saturday night we’ll celebrate around the fire. 

Our Wild Craft retreat is an opportunity to connect with the abundance of nature, even in these winter months. You’ll gain timeless skills to keep for seasons to come and will leave the weekend with wildcrafted gifts and a like-minded community.  

Give yourself the gift of skills and then give others handcrafted products from our land.  

We’ve timed this retreat so you have ample time to continue the festive vibe at Frome Independent Christmas Market. The Christmas market will have many other local artists, makers and producers plus food stalls and live music. In the spirit of giving you’ll a voucher for a free gift at our stall. Not to be missed! 

Room Options

We have a range of comfortable rooms to suit a variety of budgets. Every room has beautiful views over either our woodland or estate with snug beds for peaceful sleeping. There are reading lights, woollen blankets and space to store your belongings.

Our bathrooms are modern with responsibly sourced toiletries and soft towels. Plus all our buildings are eco-powered and we have boot rooms for your wellies and coats.

Tickets are sold per room. If you'd like to share your room with a partner or friend there is an additional fee of £150.00 to cover workshops and meals. Add this to your ticket when you book.

As our craft workshops are designed for adults this retreat is not suitable for children.
Sadly, we aren’t able to accommodate pets.

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What's Included

  • Five Wild Craft workshops with our in-house team
  • Handcrafted gifts to take home and share
  • Welcome gathering walk 
  • Morning Yoga
  • Festive dining experience 
  • Woodland sauna sessions
  • An evening of fireside music
  • Two nights of eco-powered accommodation 
  • Daily meals from our soil-to-gut menu
  • Snacks and wild teas
  • Access to 173 Acres of rewilded land and regenerative gardens
  • Wild swimming for experienced cold-water swimmers 
  • Token to enjoy a discount at our Frome Independant market stall

About the hosts

Tasha Stevens-Vallecillo

Tasha is our head of land and food and is part of the vision circle alongside 42 Acres founders. She has lived off-grid for 13 years, accruing skills in fossil fuel free farming, expertise in foraging and 'bee-centric' beekeeping. Tasha is a practicing Buddhist and intuitive, and supports 42 in the quest to continuing alignment and deepening towards the vision of connection to nature, self and other.

Russell Rigler

As Head Ornamental Gardener at 42 Acres, Russell sees his role as creating and maintaining beautiful spaces where people can focus on self-reflection, diversify their diet, engage with nature and connect with others in a meaningful way. He loves conveying a feeling with plants, whilst creating a haven for wildlife and opening eyes to what is edible in the garden.


Wild Craft Retreat


Friday, December 1, 2023

11:00 am

1:30 pm


Friday, December 1, 2023

11:00 am


Sunday, December 3, 2023

1:30 pm


Tasha Stevens-Vallecillo

Russell Rigler


The Hermitage, 42 Acres, Frome, BA11 5HL

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