Coed Talylan, is the location of the first ALT action research project. Here we aim to establish a co-sufficient community farm that is designed, managed and evaluated according to the principles of food sovereignty and agroecology. This 70 acre woodland on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons has been managed for nature conservation, the production of medicinal and gourmet mushrooms, horticulture and animal husbandry.

One Planet Development

We plan to establish a co-sufficient farm through the One Planet Development (OPD) framework. The Welsh OPD planning framework is an exciting opportunity for people who aspire to build their own land-based livelihood while reducing their ecological footprint and taking responsibility for their own needs and waste. At Coed Talylan we hope to at least two families living in this way.

Courses and workshops at Coed Talylan

We run courses at Coed Talylan for people interested in mushroom cultivation, renewable energy and natural building. You can see our full course list on the courses and workshop page here.


We are member of WWOOF (see our profile here) and would encourage those interested in volunteering on farms to join as a member. However, if you are not a WWOOF member you can still volunteer with us. Just get in touch if you are interested in coming along by following this link and filling in our booking form:

Coed Talylan – Volunteer Booking Form

About the Land

The land was formerly a Forestry Commission woodland which yielded large quantities of spruce timber. Over the last 10 years, this 70-acre woodland has been partially converted to agroforestry purposes.