Sustainable land-based solutions

Sustainable Land-Based Solutions



Keveral Farm, Cornwall

Lammas Low Impact Ecovillage, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Landmatters Permaculture Project, South Devon

Middlewood Ecological Trust, Lancs

Plants for a Future, Devon

Steward Community Woodland, Devon



Growing Communities – organic box-scheme social-enterprise sourced from allotments run by local people in Hackney, East London:

Organic Lea:

including Hawkwood Plant Nursery – Organiclea’s food growing and plant production site:

Skills: – for sharing knowledge and skills regarding practical sustainable urban projects:

Abbotts Living Wood

Professional Green Woodwork Instruction Since 1985

Coppicewood College  offer courses in Roundwood Timber Framing

The Sustainability Centre

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

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

The Working Horse Trust

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


The Agroforestry Research Trust. Research project that also sell rare seeds and plants:

Heritage Seed Library – aims to conserve and make available vegetable varieties that are not widely available:

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:

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:

Organics – Seed & Organic Garden supplies:


Association Kokopelli Organic Seeds: good collection of ancient & rare vegetable varieties:

Sustainable farming organisations:

Compassion in World Farming (UK):

Garden Organic – national charity for organic growing (formerly ‘Henry Doubleday Research Association’):

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:

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) (USA):

The Institute for Food and Development Policy (USA):

International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) – promoting locally-based alternatives to the global consumer culture:

Slow Food Movement:

Soil Association – Organic food, farming, standards & certification and sustainable forestry:

Sustain – The alliance for better food and farming:

UK Food Group – UK Network of NGOs concerned with Global food security:

Vegan-Organic Network:

Women’s Environmental Network (UK):

World Wide opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF):


Civic Society:

National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG):

The Woodland Trust:


General Info:

Permaculture – A Beginners Guide:

Plant Cultures; History of Uses & Cultivation of certain plants:

Transition Towns:


Food Ethics – Magazine of the Food Ethics Council

Landworker –  newspaper for rural, agricultural and food workers (represented by the Trade-Union UNITE)

Living Woods

Permaculture Magazine

Reforesting Scotland

Smallholder Magazine


 New Civil Society Initiatives:

Capital Growth – a campaign for 2012 new food growing spaces in London by 2012 (when the Olympics comes to town):

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):