“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 sets up food and water secure landscapes using principles of permaculture and natural farming. We bring together like minded people interested in sustainable farming and help them buy a large estate collectively. We then, plan,execute and manage the estate for this collective of members. Davies summarised what life in the city does to you in one short poem above. Being a part of Beforest is to fundamentally reimagine your life.
The cities are getting too crowded and not very pleasant to stay in. The air is too polluted, the water is disappearing and there ‘s just so much noise 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.
A collective is a group of individuals who come together with a single objective. At Beforest, that objective is to run a sustainable farm. Each member owns a part of the estate along with the infrastructure on it. However, the entire estate is managed as a single property when it comes to infrastructure, plantation and produce planning. All decisions are taken commonly with Beforest moderating and enabling the process. All the costs are split and all profits are shared. The rules that govern the collective will all be framed by the individuals who form a part of the collective. Beforest plays a guiding role and helps this group navigate through the regulatory, operational and legal pitfalls. In addition, once strategic decisions are taken, Beforest plays the role of the man on the ground and keeps the needle moving on a day to day basis.