The ‘ecovillage’ concept is getting generalized
Let’s see it everywhere.
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We are The Beths (Beth Awdry and Beth Lambert), and we want to bring a way of shopping sustainably that you’ll love.
From running Refill Revolution since June 2018 (our zero waste shop, with sites in Market Harborough, Oundle, and more recently, Stamford), we’ve met an incredible collection of local business owners who all have a shared goal — to help reduce our impact on the planet.
We couldn’t shake a vision for a shared outlet for these inspirational local producers. And so, we opened the EcoVillage in February 2020, (yep, right before lockdown); a thriving hub of micro-businesses who collectively, could help demonstrate real change.
Setting up as a Community Interest Company, we created a not-for-profit alternative to supermarket shopping, with the community at the heart of our vision. We wanted to offer goods made from natural materials & organic produce, with as little packaging as possible. Our motto is to refill, reuse and repair — single-use plastics just don’t cut it!
Our EcoVillage is a bustling home to wonderful local artisan creators, visionary producers, and entrepreneurs with an eye for an eco-lifestyle.
Shop with us and discover fresh fruit and veggies grown without chemicals, artisan bread, and organic milk from a farm in a neighbouring village, vented into reusable glass bottles.
Good food is at the heart of what we do — with homemade curries, cakes, vegan pies and artisan coffee from a local roastery. All topped off with locally-produced kombucha, organic beers, soya milk, tofu and refillable bottles of wine!
We love to host an exciting blend of artisan & street food pop up stalls, with live music in our festoon-lit courtyard. These are alongside the recent development of our community garden, nurtured by a team of dedicated volunteers.
We’re home to an inspiring collection of home & lifestyle businesses too. Whether you’re looking for tools made for life, reusable household items, preloved children’s clothing, fresh British blooms, natural cosmetics all free-from plastic packaging, or a beautiful houseplant, then our Village has got it all. (Try and leave without a houseplant, we dare you.)
We are just about to return to our delayed (thanks, Covid) program of events, workshops, debates and talks; aiming to open up frank & honest discussions around all aspects of sustainability. Think foraging courses, grow your own classes, yoga classes, debates on veganism (dare we?!), among many more. We’re excited to start exploring, learning together taking steps towards collective change, and creating deep-rooted links with the wider community in a variety of ways.
So bring an empty container, a glass jar, and a reusable bag and we’ll see you very soon!