Sustainable Land-Based Solutions

Was at: http://www.tlio.org.uk/Sustainable_LandBased_Solutions

Projects:

UK:

Keveral Farm, Cornwall: http://www.keveral.org/

Lammas Low Impact Ecovillage, Pembrokeshire, Wales: http://www.lammas.org.uk/

Landmatters Permaculture Project, South Devon: http://www.landmatters.org.uk/

Middlewood Ecological Trust, Lancs: http://www.middlewood.org.uk/middlewood.html

Plants for a Future, Devon: http://www.pfaf.org/index.php

Steward Community Woodland, Devon: http://www.stewardwood.org/

London:

Community Food Growers Network: http://www.cfgn.org.uk

Growing Communities – organic box-scheme social-enterprise sourced from allotments run by local people in Hackney, East London: http://www.growingcommunities.org/

Organic Lea: http://www.organiclea.org.uk/

including Hawkwood Plant Nursery – Organiclea’s food growing and plant production site: http://www.organiclea.org.uk/what-we-do/we-grow-food/hawkwood/

Sustainable farming organisations:

Compassion in World Farming (UK): http://www.ciwf.co.uk

Garden Organic – national charity for organic growing (formerly ‘Henry Doubleday Research Association’): http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk

GRAIN – an international non-governmental organisation which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems: http://www.grain.org/front

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) (USA): http://www.iatp.org

The Institute for Food and Development Policy (USA): http://www.foodfirst.org

International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) – promoting locally-based alternatives to the global consumer culture: http://www.isec.org.uk

Slow Food Movement: http://www.slowfood.com

Soil Association – Organic food, farming, standards & certification and sustainable forestry: http://www.soilassociation.org

Sustain – The alliance for better food and farming: http://www.sustainweb.org

UK Food Group – UK Network of NGOs concerned with Global Food Security: http://www.ukfg.org.uk

Vegan-Organic Network: http://www.veganorganic.net

Women’s Environmental Network (UK): http://www.gn.apc.org/wen/gmf.htm

World Wide opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF): http://www.wwoof.org.uk

Skills:

Abbotts Living Wood

Professional Green Woodwork Instruction Since 1985

http://www.living-wood.co.uk/index.html

Coppicewood College offer courses in Roundwood Timber Framing

www.coppicewoodcollege.co.uk/woodland-skills-short-courses.html

The Sustainability Centre

http://www.sustainability-centre.org/index.html

The Greenwood Centre – Focal point for networking, training, information in greenwood/coppice crafts:

http://www.greenwoodcentre.org.uk

Training in the use of horses as a method of low-impact timber extraction.

http://www.sylvanenvironmental.com/

The Working Horse Trust

http://www.theworkinghorsetrust.org/

Courses in Woodlands & Permaculture at Prickly Nut Wood, West Sussex, with Ben Law (author of ‘The Woodland Way’). Learn skills to add value to woodland produce and non-timber produce. Learn about permaculture in relation to woodland and cover planning and design

http://www.ben-law.co.uk/

Seeds:

UK:

The Agroforestry Research Trust. Research project that also sell rare seeds and plants: http://www.agroforestry.co.uk

Heritage Seed Library – aims to conserve and make available vegetable varieties that are not widely available: http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/hsl

The Organic Garden Catalogue: Really good selection of mostly organic seeds of fruit, veg, herbs, flowers, green manures as well as doing garden equipment and mushrooms: http://www.organiccatalog.com/catalog

Tamar – The Real Seed Collection offer some nice varieties of plants and have a real commitment to increasing variety and diversity. Also, sell grains including a few different varieties of quinoa and hulless oats: http://www.realseeds.co.uk

Organics – Seed & Organic Garden supplies: http://www.tamarorganics.co.uk

Overseas:

Association Kokopelli Organic Seeds: good collection of ancient & rare vegetable varieties: http://www.terredesemences.com

Supporting organisations:

Ecological Land Cooperative: http://www.ecologicalland.coop/

National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG): http://www.nsalg.org.uk/

The Woodland Trust: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/

General Info:

Permaculture – A Beginners Guide: http://www.spiralseed.co.uk/permaculture/

Plant Cultures; History of Uses & Cultivation of certain plants: http://www.plantcultures.org/

Publications:

Food Ethics – Magazine of the Food Ethics Council http://www.foodethicscouncil.org

Landworker – newspaper for rural, agricultural and food workers (represented by the Trade-Union UNITE) http://www.unitetheunion.com/sectors/rural_and_agricultural/landworker.aspx

Living Woods http://www.britishwoodworking.com/livingwoods.html

Permaculture Magazine http://www.permaculture.co.uk

Reforesting Scotland http://www.reforestingscotland.org

Smallholder Magazine http://www.smallholder.co.uk/

Other:

New Civil Society Initiatives:

Capital Growth – a campaign for 2012 new food growing spaces in London by 2012 (when the Olympics comes to town): http://www.capitalgrowth.org/

Land-Share – Hugh-Fearnly-Whittingstall’s New Land-Share Initiative, connecting landowners – however big or small – with prospective growers in need of land (sponsered by Channel-4): http://landshare.channel4.com/

a Landrights campaign for Britain

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