Land Use Review II: Mission Statement

Since the publication of the original Land Use Review, the Trust has reflected and revised its overarching purpose and returned to the original concept as articulated by our founder Dorothy Elmhirst: to “embody and inspire a many-sided life”.

So a new task for Land Use Review II (LUR II) is how do we encourage and enable people to live a many-sided life through our land use? Drawing from Leonard Elmhirst, how can we foster ‘a place where living and learning could flourish together; where the practical life was balanced with the activities of the mind and the spirit’?

In working towards this, we’ve made one key decision:

“(LUR II) must be underpinned by the principles of agroecology and permaculture.”

You can click here for more information about the why we’ve chosen these principles, but in the meantime we want to develop this into a simple mission statement that sums up what we’re trying to achieve in an inspiring and easily understandable way.

We want your opinion – which of the following options works for you? Which makes sense/inspires you the most/is easy to understand?