“What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.”
Beforest is a farming collective company. We bring like minded people onto a common platform to buy a large estate collectively and plan,execute and manage the estate for them. Each member in the community also gets an earth home where they could stay and participate in the activities on the estate. Davies summarised what life in the city does to you in one short poem above. Buy into one of the BeForest collectives and help us disrupt the rat race.
The cities are getting too crowded, too hectic and not very pleasant to stay in. The air is too polluted, the water is disappearing and there ‘s just so much dust all around us. Our collectives are a sanctuary of sorts where members could go to find their connection with nature, connection with community and recharge themselves. a place that offers an alternative lifestyle to sync you up with the elements.
Our Vision with BeForest, is to create landscapes that are completely self contained – including food and water. We want to build a community that is not entirely dependent for supplies from the outside world. With good rain water storage and efficient use of water, we believe we can be completely off the water supply networks. The food forests would provide all the fresh food that one needs and the solar farms would cater to the energy needs. The idea is not to compromise on a modern lifestyle, while being truly sustainable – just like our villages once were.
Let nature’s alarm wake you up during your stay. They will never fail you. Birds are our messengers in the system – carrying things around, dispersing seeds, pollinating plants, eating up the pests and worms, etc. They are extremely receptive to the environment and can always be depended upon to forecast the weather long before we have it figured out.
We are very conscious to keep our walking trails as close as possible to forest tracks rather than paved paths. So the riparian zones at beforest are mixed forests of grass and trees and the canopy acts like an air conditioner. Say bye to the gym and head out onto the trails.
Trees are our superstars, constantly at work to release oxygen, provide food, break rocks into fertile soil, capture the moisture in the air. Above all else, they act as energy sinks. That is the belief. Hug a tree, you’ll feel better. Japanese call it shinrin-yoku. It’s forest therapy for free.
When you are in a food forest, always growing and always giving, breakfast need not have packaged food anymore. Pasture raised eggs, fresh fruits from the trees outside, if you look for it, you’ll find it all. Whats better – grow your own. We will manage it for you. As a member at BeForest, you are guaranteed fresh natural food for life. Can you place a price on that?
Members can join in on the farm activities. There’s a simple pleasure in growing a plant. You invest a lot of effort and emotion into raising it. What you will realise, when you do it, is that the plant invests it back in you. A certain handshake, when it happens, its guaranteed happiness. Give farming a shot, you have a huge estate for it now.
Introspection is a forgotten concept in the cities. Very rarely do we get to close our eyes and just ponder about things and wonder. Introspection is essential. At BeForest we decided that we will create these elements that encourage introspection. Sunset points are one such design element. There is nothing like an amber dusk to get you in touch with your soul.