The Yarner trust is a registered
charity, dedicated to educating people to live
a more sustainable way of life. The Trust was originally set up in 1978 as a
living model for family scale self-reliance, based upon sustainable organic
husbandry and food production. These early days formed the foundation for what
the Trust is today – an
educational charity, dedicated to promoting the importance of living in harmony
with the environment. Volunteering is a key part of the work we do at the Yarner Trust and we regularly hold regular specialist days where you can come and learn new skills and meet like-minded people. The next volunteer day is on Saturday September 22nd.
Nature Writing Competition
The newly merged Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is delighted to
announce the launch of a new international Nature Writing essay competition for
2013, which we are part of alongside three ‘sister’ charities that share a
similar ethos and have strong links with Devon.
The judging panel will be chaired by the award-winning and inspirational
novelist Michael Morpurgo.
The Brief: Write an
engaging and inspiring 2,000-word non-fiction piece celebrating/exploring the
wonder of Nature and your own relationship with and to it.
The Deadline: 6th January
2013 (open to anyone over the age of 16).
1st 5-day residential Arvon
Foundation writing course (worth £655) plus £500.
2nd £250 plus six issues of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine (worth £30)
and a coastal/botanical walk with Satish Kumar.
3rd £75 plus a voucher for a one day residential Yarner Trust (worth £85).
4th Year-long membership of Devon Wildlife Trust & a guided tour of Marsland Nature with
Senior Nature Reserves Officer Gary Pilkington.
How to Enter: There is a
modest entry fee of just £7.50 for each writer, to cover administration costs,
and the competition is limited to one entry per individual participant.
You can download your entry form, plus full details of the terms and
conditions, from www.resurgence.org/naturewriting2013 or write to: Nature
Writing Competition 2013, Ford House, Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6EE to
Partner Charities: Arvon Foundation , Devon Wildlife Trust plus Resurgence & Ecologist