The Harman family have farmed in the Turville Heath area for generations. Robin Harman now farms the land around Turville Heath Farm and is passionate about conservation. His livestock graze areas of conservation land across the Southern Chilterns. In 2014 Robin wanted to see his meat reach the plate, completing the field-to-fork journey of his livestock. He established the Barn at Turville (also known as the non-car café). The burgers, goulash and baps served in the cafe at weekends are made using Robin's own outdoor-reared, grass-grazed meat. All other ingredients are sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible.
Adam King is a craftsmen based in High Wycome, once home to a flourishing furniture making industry,thanks to the abundance of beech woodland surrounding the town. Adam makes equisite love spoons from a variety of wood, much of it harvested locally. He also makes besom brooms and other wooden gift items. Adam learnt his trade from his father, a skilled Chilterns craftsmen, and is keeping the trditional woodwork skills alive. To see Adam in action and hear about his craft CLICK HERE
John Nuttgens has worked with ceramics for most of his life, much of the time in the Gower peninsular of S. Wales then in Somerset and Devon, where he worked for a while at the Dartington Pottery. He also worked for a year and a half at the celebrated Poterie du Don du Fel with Suzy Atkins. In recent years he has established a studio at Turville where he finds much inspiration from the colours and forms of his native Chiltern Hills.
David Willis is a teacher of Bushcraft and Wilderness Living Skills. He can be found baking bread and rustling up tasty meals over a campfire, whittling spoons, foraging for edibles, walking in the woods and soaking up everything nature has to offer. He has served with the Royal Engineers in Belize, spent time living alongside the Maasai in the Rift Valley and learning from the Bushman of the Kalahari. David escaped the corporate world to take up Bushcraft and has been teaching it since 2010, sharing the skills needed to enjoy living life and having fun outdoors.
CLICK HERE for a short video of David sharing his passion for the Chilterns and all things Bushcraft!