About us

Reclaim the Fields is a constellation of people and collective projects willing to go back to the land and reassume the control over food production.

We are determined to create alternatives to capitalism through cooperative, collective, autonomous, real needs oriented small scale production and initiatives, putting theory into practice and linking local practical action with global political struggles.

This is the UK home for Reclaim the Fields. Here’s where to find all the information you may need to get in touch with farms, people and to find all the news across the UK regarding land rights and food sovereignty.

Find out more on the European site here.

To read a longer statement about who we are click here.

Contact the UK comrades through uk(at)reclaimthefields(dot)org.

7 Responses to About us

  1. Miles says:

    Hi. I am wondering, what’s going on with the wilderness centre lately? I came down a few times in the Spring/Summer of 2012. Are people still camped up there?

    • reclaimer says:

      The ProtectTheWilderness group was evicted in a dawn paramilitary operation, after being refused access to the court for their appeal hearing… see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrKN8iKo0AU

      Many of the group are now involved in the Yorkley Court Community Farm Project… see yorkleycourt.wordpress.com

  2. Dear Sirs,
    Global food system is terribly unbalanced, with nearly a billion hungry people around the world. Millions more are forced from failed farms as industrial agriculture privatizes and despoils our water, soil and biodiversity.
    Food sovereignty is the right of a people to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods together with their right to decide on their own food and agriculture systems.
    Arab economies are part of a paradox: the food they consume largely originates outside their countries.
    Food sovereignty, with the aim of rebalancing the production and distribution of food, is the response to a massive and urgent problem.
    NAAM is a non-government organization that is dedicated to providing voluntary assistance for non-profit organizations to help them accomplish their goals and serve their communities.
    We aim to support research, advocacy and education with communities and social movements, inform and amplify the voices of social movements campaigning for food justice and food sovereignty.
    With the little we learned through research about your involvements and achievements in this issue , we are motivated enough to bring to your attention that we are planning for an event in Europe that highlights the solutions and methods to achieve food sovereignty, and we therefore wish to invite you to participate and extend any support possible in organising the planned event .
    Kindly advise if in principle you will be willing to participate , in order to share with you details.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Saleh Mutabbakani
    Board Delegate

  3. rakabog says:

    I have made a short animation about how Monsanto spreads GM (genetically modified) seeds, around the globe. So I expect you could find it interesting.
    If you like it, I would be very grateful if you would share it :)

  4. Dom says:

    For people hoping to find out more about what RtF is all about – i found the article linked to below, from the awesome The Land magazine, really helpful:


  5. John Muir says:

    Hello Wilderness Centre team,
    if I offended anyone by abruptly leaving the Miner’s Hall meeting in Cinderford last night, I sincerely apologise.
    But I have to say that having made the effort to attend (because I’m interested in the case you have to make), I was unimpressed to find myself on the receiving end, and so early in the proceedings, of a speaker who seemed to have little to say aside from a rant about psychopaths.
    I also doubt, as I implied last night, that my namesake – considered by most to have saved America’s wilderness (by founding its national parks) – would have enjoyed the same speaker’s use of names like Hitler etc alongside his random references to ‘kingship’. If I missed the point, please forgive me. But ‘kingship’ has biblical associations, and John Muir was a man of God.
    Meanwhile I trust you guys and girls will plough a Godly furrow.
    With best wishes, John Muir

    • rtfer says:

      Thanks John. I don’t think anyone was offended that you chose to leave. That meeting was definitely full of interesting characters! The second half of the meeting was less chaotic and a bit more productive, and I think some positive things came out of it. Thanks for your support and best wishes to you too.

      This website is only occasionally used by the wilderness centre team, so may not be the best way of contacting us, but you can come to the site for a visit any time.

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