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.
www.moortrees.org Organisation restoring
parts of Dartmoor in Devon to forest and wilderness.
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.
www.treesforlife.org.uk A Scottish
conservation charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian
Forest in the Highlands of Scotland.
networking organisation of those active in the ecological and social regeneration
of Scotland. Also an information resource on restoring Scottish woodland.
climate action group based in West Yorkshire that organises tree planting to
Carbon-Dioxide emissions. Practical work is combined with education about global
Treesponsibility Lancaster. A community group set up to take positive
action against climate change, loss of biodiversity and destruction of green
www.forestweb.org.uk The Great
Western Community Forest's Site. Covers a 168 square mile area around Swindon.
www.btcv.org 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
www.stewardwood.org Community woodland
dedicated to sustainable management of their land in Devon. Website full of
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.
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.
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
www.eyesofgaia.com 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.
www.devoncsf.co.uk 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.
www.lowimpact.org 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.
site offers courses, publications and an excellent down-loadable guide to building
with straw bales..
for Alternative Technology. Very useful information resource, publisher and
seller of books, hosts courses and visitors centre.
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
www.ragmans.co.uk A 60 acre organic
farm producing vegetables and Shiitake mushrooms as well as running courses
www.keveral.org A co-operatively owned
organic farm in Cornwall that runs Permaculture courses as well as supplying
organic fruit and veg.
www.pfaf.org 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
www.permaculture.org.uk The Permaculture
Associations UK site.
www.ecotreecare.co.uk A co-operative
of arborists and woodsmen.
supplier. Very good site with lots of info on Bio-diesel.
www.magpie.coop 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
www.livingsoil.co.uk 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.
www.treesforhealth.org 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.
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
www.hdra.org.uk 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.
based organic nursery specialising in supplying trees and plants for sustainable
in Scotland, specialists in fruit trees for more difficult parts of Britain,
i.e. The North, West and higher altitudes.
of specialist books on trees.
Organic Food Co-ops
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
www.battery.ukf.net 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.
www.phonecoop.co.uk By using The
Phone Co-op you'll save money while helping to build a consumer-owned business
aims to provide service and savings to its customers, rather than to make money
for outside investors.