Sustainability Links

There is a mass of useful information about sustainable land-use on the internet now.  If you are wondering where to start, might we suggest a few really good resources, and please feel free to let us know if you have resources or links that you think we should add.

Other inspiring projects, organisations, people and resources

The Coppice Plot – Managing woodlands in order to produce coppice products ranging from top quality Pembrokeshire charcoal to a variety of beautiful greenwood work items  www.thecoppiceplot.com

The Freshwater Habitat’s Trust – aiming to protect freshwater life for everyone to enjoy  http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk

Permaculture Association (Britain) – supporting ecological design approaches  www.permaculture.org.uk

Permaculture Magazine  www.permaculture.co.uk

The Oxford Real Farming Conference  http://www.oxfordrealfarmingconference.org

Charles Dowding – no dig grower  www.charlesdowding.co.uk

Joel Salatin’s Farm  http://permaculturenews.org/2013/12/17/polyface-farm-documentary-campaign/

Ragmans Lane Farm – sustainable farming  www.ragmans.co.uk

Hill Holt Wood – woodland enterprise  hillholtwood.com

Hockerton Housing Project – sustainable housing  www.hockertonhousingproject.org.uk

Chagfood – community supported agriculture (CSA) – farming with horses  www.chagfood.org.uk

Stroud CSA – very well established and successful CSA  www.stroudcommunityagriculture.org

Darren Doherty – leading light in permaculture design  www.heenandoherty.com/new/index.htm

Soil Association – supporting the organic movement  www.soilassociation.org

Garden Organic – supporting organic growing  www.gardenorganic.org.uk

The Centre for Alternative Technology  www.cat.org.uk

The Agroforestry Research Trust – forest gardening research and development  www.agroforestry.co.uk

The Plunkett Foundation – supports co-operatives and social enterprises in rural communities  www.plunkett.co.uk

The Kindling Trust – Farm Start – helping people to make the first step to earning a living on the land  www.kindling.org.uk/node/1091

Ecological Land Group – sustainable rural livelihoods  www.ecologicalland.coop

Organic Growers Alliance – information exchange for growers  www.organicgrowersalliance.co.uk

The Urban Farming Guys – resources for sustainable urban farming  http://theurbanfarmingguys.com

Farm Hack – open source resources for agricultural tools  http://farmhack.net

The Organic Research Centre – Elm Farm  www.organicresearchcentre.com

Federation of City Farms – access to Farms  www.farmgarden.org.uk/education/access-to-farms

Community Land Advisory Service  www.communitylandadvice.org.uk

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms  http://wwoofinternational.org

Food security and the decline of the oil-based food system  AHoldaway_MAProject_foodsecurity

The Timber Frame Company  http://www.thetimberframe.co.uk