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Title Description County Country
The Permaculture Research Institute

The Mission of the Permaculture Research Institute is to work with individuals and communities worldwide, to expand the knowledge and practice of integrated, sustainable agriculture and culture using the whole-systems approach of permaculture design. This will provide solutions for permanent abundance by training local people to become leaders of sustainable development in their communities and countries.

The Soil Association

"The Soil Association was founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists who observed a direct connection between farming practice and plant, animal, human and environmental health."
 

www.soilassociation.org

The Sustainability Centre

Renewable energy, bushcraft skills, kids' crafts, sustainable forestry, permaculture - the Sustainability Centre is here to show how we can all make greener, healthier and more ethical choices.

Come and learn. Come and stay. Come and be inspired

Hampshire United Kingdom
The Undle Project

Co-operative smallholding. 3.5 acres of which .75 acres are woodland. Commenced April 2012

LEC United Kingdom
The Woodland Trust

The UK's largest woodland conservation charity. Campaigning to protect precious ancient woods, restore the ones that are damaged and fight for those under threat. The Woodland Trust creates new native woodland with the help of communities, schools, organisations and individuals.

The Trust inspires people up and down the country to visit woods, plant trees, treasure wildlife, and enjoy the overwhelming benefits that woods and trees offer to our landscape and lives.

Transition & Permaculture Hull

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United Kingdom
Transition Research Network (TRN)

About Us

The Transition Research Network (TRN) is a self-organising peer group of academics and community activists which aims to:
  • Help advance understanding and practice in Transition;
  • Support Transition groups to address their research needs
  • Help transform the crisis in our universities into an opportunity for positive change in research culture, making research relevant, fulfilling, and fun.
The Network grew out of an interest group on researching transition that met for the first time at the 2010 Transition Network conference in Newton Abbot, Devon, then at the 2011 conference in Liverpool. The meeting at the 2011 conference agreed to seek funding to develop a network of academics and transition activists interested in collaborating on research. It also encouraged steps towards addressing specific issues concerning the relationship between Transition and academic research that remained unresolved ever since researchers first started to contact Transition Network in 2007.

Transition Research Network co-ordinators

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Michelle Bastian
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Naresh Giangrande
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Jo Hamilton
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Tom Henfrey
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Larch Maxey
In September 2011, as a direct outcome of steps taken following the Liverpool conference, Transition Network, in partnership with academics at Durham University’s Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, along with Bradford, Glamorgan and Manchester Universities, were awarded a £78,000 grant in the AHRC’s Connected Communities programme for a project that explored the relationship between Transition and Academia in a variety of ways. This included:
  • Support a study on experiences of researching transition
  • the development of improved protocols for collaboration between researchers and transition initiatives
  • pilot studies on the documentation of transition initiatives’ activities
  • evaluation of their impact on their communities.

The project led to a wide range of outcomes and further projects which you can find out about here.

Alongside this, the North East and Manchester Beacons for Public Engagement agreed to fund two meetings of the new Transition Research Network (TRN). The first of these, at the Quaker Meeting House in Manchester in November 2011, was organised and hosted by Michelle Bastian of Manchester University and Transition Liverpool, Ben Brangwyn and Naresh Giangrande of Transition Network and Tom Henfrey, former Beacon North East theme leader in energy and environment at Durham University and Transition Durham. You can find out more about the meeting here.

For the Plymouth meeting, Larch Maxey of Plymouth University and Transition Town Totnes joined this core team. The meeting was held at the Transition Hub, which Transition Plymouth kindly made available for the day, on February 29th 2012. Find out more about what we did here

Trees for Health

Agroforestry project in South Devon. 1 acre forest garden & alleys with fruit trees between. Volunteer days & workshops on website. Tours available, contact us for a quote. If you want to volunteer more long term, contact us to discuss.

United Kingdom
Two old watermills with private lake and waterfalls

Two watermills, in the Parque Naturel du Morvan in the Bourgogne in France. At the end of the road with a private lake and waterfalls, a small bakery and a large barn, surrounded by woods, fields and gardens. Through the year we give permaculture- and art/painting lessons. The Permaculture Design courses are given by Steve Hanson.
In high season the houses are rented out as gites.

France
UK Reiki Federation

We are an independent federation of individuals who have been attuned to Reiki, with the objective of providing support and guidance to Reiki Professionals and to the public, with particular reference to education and training, and the public practice of Reiki.

On our website, you will find information for the public, for policymakers and researchers, and for our members.

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What is Reiki?

"Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy."

SOURCE : The International Centre for Reiki Training