Organisation listings

All of the profiles listed are created by Group and Business members of The Permaculture Association. Join today to add yours!

Title Description County Country

75 acre conservation and permaculture project in Mid Wales. Beaver reintroduction trial. Forest gardening. food production, aquaculture, bees, eco tourism and reforestation with native broadleaf and edibles. We host community open days and WWOOF volunteers

Ceredigion United Kingdom
Brighton Permaculture Trust

Brighton Permaculture Trust is a charity that promotes greener lifestyles and sustainable development through design. We run courses and events and apply permaculture principles to our projects.

We are run by an experienced team of volunteers and permaculturists, supported by a management group and trustees, and resourced through course/event fees, grants and donations.

Bristol Natural History Consortium

About Us 

Our Mission

Bristol Natural History Consortium – Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action

The Bristol Natural History Consortium currently has 12 members who work collaboratively within the BNHC charitable structure. Our membership reflects Bristol’s reputation as a leading centre for the understanding and appreciation of the natural world, although our programmes have national reach and impact.

Our Objectives

  • To deliver entertaining and informative events and activities that inspire greater public interest, volunteering and participation in nature conservation.
  • To develop novel communication techniques that engage the widest possible audience – national and international.
  • To initiate and support research into how audiences absorb and respond to conservation messages.
  • To build effective partnerships that bring together diverse organisations that face similar challenges and issues, and to help organisations learn from each other.

How it all began

The Bristol Natural History Consortium started in 2003, when 6 organisations in Bristol joined forces on flagship environmental communication projects. From 2003-2008 we worked together under a memorandum of understanding, before gaining charitable status in May 2008.

British Ecological Society

About Us

The vision of the British Ecological Society is for a world inspired, informed and influenced by ecology.

Our mission – what we do to achieve our vision – is to generate, communicate and promote ecological knowledge and solutions. Find out more about our Strategic Plan and how you can get involved.

Ecology is the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and with their physical environment.  At a time when finite natural resources are being used at increasing rates, it has never been more important for human society to understand its impact on ecological systems and their importance in maintaining human health.

The BES’s many activities include the publication of a range of scientific literature, including five internationally renowned journals, the organisation and sponsorship of a wide variety of meetings, the funding of numerous grant schemes, education work and policy work.  The Society also runs supporting initiatives such as the gratis book scheme which aims to make ecology publications available to those who couldn’t otherwise obtain them.

The Society was established in 1913 and has approximately 5,000 members worldwide, and membership is open to all with an interest in ecology.  There is a small membership fee, with discounts for students and those from low income countries.

The Society is funded through income from subscriptions, publications and its investment portfolio. It is an independent organisation that receives little outside funding.

The BES is located at:
British Ecological Society Charles Darwin House 12 Roger Street London WC1N 2JU

The BES is one of five owner societies working together at Charles Darwin House to strengthen the voice of Biology and create a national hub for our subject. Our belief is that Biology is made stronger through collaboration that brings together the diverse skills, opinions and expertise of individual member Societies. This is the principle that underpins Charles Darwin House.

The BRE’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is one way of measuring the sustainability score of a workplace; the BES is exceptionally proud to have been awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating for its conversion of Charles Darwin House. To hear more about the conversion and what BREEAM means, listen to the podcast and choose Episode 2: “Achieving the BREEAM dream”.

At Charles Darwin House, we have access to a top of the range conference suite. If you are looking for a venue for your meeting in London, look no further. If you are a BES member, you also get preferential rates.

The British Ecological Society is a limited company, registered in England No. 1522897 and a Registered Charity No. 281213.

British Homeopathic Association

The British Homeopathic Association is a registered charity founded in 1902. The principal objects of the charity are to promote and develop the study and practice of homeopathy and to advance education and research in the theory and practice of homeopathy provided that the useful results of such research shall be published.

The British Homeopathic Association’s overall priority is to ensure that homeopathy is available to all by means of:

1.            Providing information about homeopathy
2.            Developing the evidence base for homeopathy
3.            Encouraging the education and training in homeopathy of healthcare professionals
4.            Ensuring patients have access to homeopathy
5.            Fundraising to support all of the above

We strongly believe that homeopathy should be fully integrated into the healthcare system and available as a treatment choice for everyone and have a long-established reputation for providing authoritative information.

The BHA works closely with the Faculty of Homeopathy, the professional body for doctors and other healthcare professionals who have additional training in homeopathy and incorporate it into their everyday practice.

What is homeopathy?

"Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ – in other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it was taken in large amounts.

Homeopathic medicines are manufactured using a process combining serial dilution and succussion (vigorous shaking). Homeopathic medicines are perfectly safe to use for babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women, who are under the supervision of a medically-qualified practitioner."

SOURCE : British Homeopathic Association

British Kunekune Pig Society

The British Kunekune Pig Society is open to anyone interested in kunekune pigs. It is a non-profit making organisation established in 1993 shortly after the first kunekunes were imported into the UK. The BKKPS is the body that oversees the pedigree birth and pig registers within the UK.

The Kunekune pig, originally kept by Maoris in New Zealand, are friendly hairy pigs born in a variety of colours.

It is the smallest domesticated breed of pig in the world, a firm favourite among pet pig owners, due to its placid friendly nature and love of human company. Small scale pig breeders enjoy its ease of management and ability to thrive on grass.

Aims of the Society

  • To encourage the breeding and owning of Kunekune pigs and promote their welfare.
  • To provide information on the health, care and breeding of Kunekune pigs.
  • To promote communication and co-operation between owners and breeders of Kunekune pigs.
  • To maintain a register of Kunekune pigs and produce a herd book yearly.

The Society's Activities

  • Publishing a quarterly newsletter.
  • Maintaining a pedigree herd book, breeding register and accepting birth notifications.
  • Maintaining a website and discussion forum.
  • Publishing an Annual Year Book.
  • Organising kunekune pig shows.
  • Assisting members with breeding and pig welfare.
Bustan Qaraaqa

Based in Bethlehem in the West Bank, Bustan Qaraaqa is a permaculture project promoting sustainable, creative solutions to problems of environmental degradation and food and water insecurity facing the local community. We experiment on our farm to develop appropriate technologies and practices to promote and implement with our community partners to help them to keep their homes, access natural resources and protect their community and the quality the local environment.

Palestinian Territory
Carraig Dúlra Permaculture Small-Holding, Wicklow, EIRE

Established in 2007, Carraig Dúlra Ltd is a family-owned social enterprise dedicated to providing education, experiences, and connections related to sustainable living.

These subjects are shared through hands-on courses, local and national partnerships, and outreach projects in County Wicklow and beyond.

Each initiative is linked to helping people develop and maintain a connection to their community and to the natural world, so that we can live more justly, healthily and sustainably into a resilient future. 

Wicklow Ireland
CAT Centre For Alternative Technology

The Centre For Alternative Technology (CAT) is an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. CAT covers all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.

The CAT site is a unique and valuable practical demonstration centre, a living laboratory with an enormous range of live examples of sustainable solutions.

CAT has the largest range of installed renewable systems anywhere. These include:

  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar thermal
  • A micro-grid
  • Off-grid and grid-connected systems
  • Biomass combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Hydro
  • Air source heat pumps
  • A community heat main
  • A range of small to medium wind turbines

The CAT site also has two reed bed systems, its own off-mains water supply, and extensive organic gardens.

CAWST - Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology

CAWST, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, is a non-profit organization that providestraining and consulting to organizations that work directly with populations in developing countries who lack access to clean water and basic sanitation.

CAWST "walks beside" hundreds of organizations—government agencies, community groups, and local and international NGOs of all sizes—in 68 countries as they develop their capacities to deliver water and sanitation programs locally.

CAWST has convincingly demonstrated its ability to catalyze community action in developing countries to initiate and operate water and sanitation programs for those who live without.