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Title Description County Country
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 

 

 

UNCCD - The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (@UNCCD) promotes  (Land Degradation Neutrality) and SDG  15.3. (Sustainable Development Goal) For more follow  via Twitter

Vipassana Trust

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka & related videos and Questions & Answers about Vipassana are available.

Whitefield Permaculture

 

United Kingdom
Wishtree

Wishtree is a 5 acre offgrid, LAND learner project in North West Devon, demonstrating Forest Gardening and is home to North Devon Permaculture community Interest Company.
We concentrate mainly on demonstrating how forest gardening can be used in residential gardening situations as well as small holdings. We run a small nursery, selling plants online and from the site. We also grow people, through our Wishtree Growing Group, supporting those with mental illness to reconnect with the outdoors, using permaculture techniques.

We are completely off-grid , no mains water or electricity. We use solar power and rain water catchment.
Other techniques we are using are swales for out pancake patch. This is where we are experimenting with spelt and other annual grains such as amaranth and quinoa.
Hedgelaying, coppicing and pollarding, incorporating new hedges in and around the land for habitat, windbreaks and food and fuel.
There are several ponds on site with small ditches linknig them up. This is part of the water management, capturing and storing water, for habitat and redundancy for the nursery and for thermal mass.

There is a small orchard and several clearings to accommodate people for gatherings and outdoor teaching sessions.

Other elements at Wishtree:
Swing
Treebog
Variations of habitats to accommodate specific wildlife such as lizards
Bramble the cat
(coming soon) ducks and chickens
The Pod (volunteer space)
Several camping areas

Devon United Kingdom
WOCAT - World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies

WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) is an established global network which supports innovation and decision-making processes in Sustainable Land Management (SLM). In response to the need to formalise the previously informal global network a Framework Agreement defining the WOCAT Network as WOCAT International, and WOCAT Regional and National has been elaborated and legally safeguarded. In August 2014, the Consortium Partners officially signed the Agreement, which marks the start of a promising collaboration between the Consortium Partners and all partners of the WOCAT Network worldwide.

The overall goal of the WOCAT Network is to unite the efforts in knowledge management and decision support for up-scaling SLM among all stakeholders including national governmental and non-governmental institutions and international and regional organizations and programmes. The network provides tools that allow SLM specialists to identify fields and needs of action, share their valuable knowledge in land management, that assist them in their search for appropriate SLM technologies and approaches, and that support them in making decisions in the field and at the planning level and in up-scaling identified best practices (-> view WOCAT flyer -> view introductory presentation).

World Agroforestry Centre

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Centre. ICRAF’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with five regional offices located in Cameroon, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Peru. 

The Centre’s vision is a rural transformation in the developing world as smallholder households strategically increase their use of trees in agricultural landscapes to improve their food security, nutrition, income, health, shelter, social cohesion, energy resources and environmental sustainability.

The Centre’s mission is to generate science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and to use its research to advance policies and practices, and their implementation, that benefit the poor and the environment.

The World Agroforestry Centre is guided by the broad development challenges pursued by the CGIAR. These include poverty alleviation that entails enhanced food security and health, improved productivity with lower environmental and social costs, and resilience in the face of climate change and other external shocks.

We receive our funding from about 50 different investors; including governments, private foundations, international organizations and regional development banks. Our work is conducted with partners from a range of scientific and development institutions.

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WRAP UK

Our vision

WRAP's vision is a world in which resources are used sustainably.

Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable resource-efficient economy through

  • re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products, 
  • re-thinking how we use and consume products, and 
  • re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling