Friends of the Farm

At Humble by Nature we’re lucky to meet lots of people who share our beliefs about caring for the land, support the rural community, and do or make great things. The friends of the farm listed here are conservation and animal charities that we support and companies who do and make things we like.


Plankbridge – Makers of fine huts. Plankbridge make a range of huts and cabins to hunker down in.

They made the cosy shepherd’s hut at our Humble Hideaway and restored the GWR lamp hut for us.

PJs Catering

Penny Johnstone provides delicious food for courses and events on the farm. Her flapjacks have won many fans amongst course goers and are famous in their own right!

PJ’s Catering can be contacted on 01600 860832.

Dalefoot Composts

Kate met Dalefoot Composts while filming Back to the Land. They make a range of environmental peat-free composts on their hill farm in the Lake District. We use Dalefoot Compost in our Edible Garden.


ESSE have been handcrafting cast iron range cookers and stoves since 1854. ESSE range cookers combine the traditional qualities of a classic British range cooker with modern performance, control and energy efficiency.

We have an Esse EL900 in our Long Barn and love using it for courses and events.


Leading manufacturer of agricultural, equestrian and steel fencing products. We have one of their smart sheep races on the farm.

Cymru Kitchens

Cymru Kitchens have created a beautiful farm house kitchen in the Humble by Nature barn.

They specialise in creating anything from sleek, ultra contemporary to painted, framed, traditional kitchens and bathrooms, as well as living rooms, studies, cloakrooms, and bedrooms.
The way you want to live, how you cook, the space you need, and the finish you have in mind will all lead to your individually designed room.

Cozee Homes

Cozee Homes Equestrian Buildings Ltd , are manufacturers of quality hand built wooden buildings.

We have three Cozee Homes Field Shelters in our smallholding fields.

Colour Shack

Colour Shack are a multi-skilled design agency. They work with the Humble By Nature team on everything from graphic design, photography and short films.

Bee Friendly Monmouthshire

Bee Friendly Monmouthshire provide safe and sufficient habitat to maintain and increase healthy populations of indigenous pollinating insects.

Engage, influence and support the Welsh Government, key agencies, organisations, local and national authorities, councils, land owners, businesses, schools, communities and individuals to support these aims.

Raise public awareness of the importance of pollinating insects and the need for their protection.

Wye Valley AONB

The AONB are protectors of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity, planting trees, protecting woods and inspiring people to enjoy the nature on their doorstep.


The RSPB work to secure a healthy environment for birds and all wildlife, helping to create a better world for everyone.

Gwent Wildlife Trust

Gwent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife conservation charity in Gwent working for the wildlife and people of this rich and varied landscape. Gwent Wildlife Trust is part of the influential UK-wide partnership of 47 Wildlife Trusts. The Trust has worked for 50 years to protect wildlife, wildlife rich places, and educate, influence and empower people. We manage over 25 of the best areas for wildlife and help others to manage theirs. Through the generosity of our members our work is helping to secure the future of many important habitats and species, which might otherwise be lost.


The British Hen Welfare Trust is a national charity that re-homes commercial laying hens, educates the public about how to make a difference to hen welfare, and encourages support for the British egg industry.

Bees for Development

Bees for Development assists beekeepers living in poor and remote areas of the world – lifting them out of poverty through beekeeping.

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