Thistles, Stanmer Woods, East Sussex. Photo Brink Pix.

Tree Planting Schemes

Seeds Trust Slough Environmental Education Development Service (SEEDS) is a registered charity whose objectives are to protect and improve the natural and living environment through education, awareness-raising and community based projects within Slough and district. Organisation restoring parts of Dartmoor in Devon to forest and wilderness.

Special Branch Tree Nursery is a voluntarily-run organic project near Stanmer Park, Brighton East Sussex, which collects & propagates native tree seeds to supply local community groups and rangers. Volunteers welcome, every Friday. A Scottish conservation charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland. A networking organisation of those active in the ecological and social regeneration of Scotland. Also an information resource on restoring Scottish woodland. A climate action group based in West Yorkshire that organises tree planting to recycle Carbon-Dioxide emissions. Practical work is combined with education about global warming.

Treesponsibility Lancaster. A community group set up to take positive action against climate change, loss of biodiversity and destruction of green spaces. The Great Western Community Forest's Site. Covers a 168 square mile area around Swindon. British Trust of Conservation Volunteers. Large charity that works to bring about positive environmental change. Volunteers work on many projects nationwide, including tree planting and woodland management. The trust also offers information as well as publishing a very good series of books some of which are available online. For tree planting check: Community woodland dedicated to sustainable management of their land in Devon. Website full of interesting info. Large UK charity that campaigns to create and improve policies, incentives and legislation to protect ancient woods, improve woodland biodiversity, increase native woodland cover and increase understanding and enjoyment of woods. A joint initiative by the Woodland Trust and Ancient Tree Forum that aims to create a comprehensive picture of where ancient woods and trees are threatened and so help to protect them. Organisation that, every year, has helped to establish 500 hectares of new forest in the South West. Offers advice and training too.

Sustainable Living and Alternative Technologies Info
Site coordinated by film maker and environmentalist Nicola Peel. Working in the Amazon Nicola has info here on her new film and projects that are helping restore Amazon forest using fungi - known as Mycoremediation. Devon Community Supported Farming group (CSF) is a community group based in South Devon which works with the local community to provide access to farms, small holdings and land projects through the hosting of vegetable planting and harvesting days and family-friendly guided walks, talks and rural activities and skills training. The Low Impact Living Initiative (LILI). An environmental organisation that provides educational and training courses at their Buckinghamshire community as well as extensive information sheets on their website. The site offers courses, publications and an excellent down-loadable guide to building with straw bales.. Centre for Alternative Technology. Very useful information resource, publisher and seller of books, hosts courses and visitors centre. Alternative technology centre in Hebden Bridge. A collective of carpenters and bodgers (workers of green wood) dedicated to sustainable woodland management. Building Gers and Yurts to order and running courses for DIY yurt building.

Permaculture Info and Courses A 60 acre organic farm producing vegetables and Shiitake mushrooms as well as running courses on Permaculture. A co-operatively owned organic farm in Cornwall that runs Permaculture courses as well as supplying organic fruit and veg. Plants For A Future. A resource centre and data base for rare and unusual plants, particularly those with edible, medicinal, or other uses. They have a Permaculture site in Cornwall where they research plants and hold educational events. The Permaculture Associations UK site. A co-operative of arborists and woodsmen.

Bio-Diesel Bio-diesel supplier. Very good site with lots of info on Bio-diesel.

Recycling Co-op Magpie Recycling Co-op Ltd. A worker's co-op of 12 years standing and pioneers of the kerb-side scheme. Now dealing with all aspects of domestic and commercial recycling and running "Shabitat" - Brighton's largest second hand warehouse, which sells furniture, clothes, records and cds, reconditioned computers, and used to house the Green Dragon Book Shop - but not any more!.

Plants and Trees Info and Supplies Site pioneering composting with Japanese "Bokashi", a culture of friendly microbes that actively hunt pathogens making superb compost, healthier soil and environment. Supplies kits and cultures. An organisation based in Devon that has three tree nurseries and researches and promotes the health benefits of trees and their medicinal value as herbal remedies. They also run educational workshops on the subject. Suppliers of woodland mushrooms and home growing kits. They have many of different types in stock including 'Oyster' and 'Shi-take'. See our Mushroom Page for more details. Europes largest organic membership organisation. Dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food. Has large member's info resource plus famous Heritage seed library, where old and unusual seeds are made available to preserve the species. Nottingham based organic nursery specialising in supplying trees and plants for sustainable living. Based in Scotland, specialists in fruit trees for more difficult parts of Britain, i.e. The North, West and higher altitudes. Publisher of specialist books on trees.

Organic Food Co-ops A uk based worker's co-op specialising in natural, organic, GMO free, and fair trade vegetarian and vegan wholefoods to independent businesses.

Other Useful Links Offers sound advice on recycling and recharging domestic batteries as well as info on most eco-friendly types - also supplies them and a range of chargers. By using The Phone Co-op you'll save money while helping to build a consumer-owned business which aims to provide service and savings to its customers, rather than to make money for outside investors.