Organisation listings

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Title Description County Country
RegenAg UK

RegenAG UK (RAUK) connects farmers, smallholders, and other interested parties with leading pioneers and trainers/experts in Regenerative Agriculture - via short courses, seminars and workshops - and facilitates collaboration and peer-peer learning.

We recognise the importance of a healthy water cycle, along with mineral cycles and biodiversity, as foundations for a sustainable permanent agro-ecological production base. So we focus on building soils and restoring ecosystems as the foundation to regenerating agriculture and improving resilience, promoting methods and approaches which work synergistically with natural (ecosystem) processes to optimise production whilst restoring / rebuilding resilient biodiverse landscapes.

Alongside this, dependency on external inputs is minimised and where possible eliminated, and we look for optimal animal health and quality of produce, and to increase farm profitability - whilst integrating the human element in ways which support quality of life for the wider community as well as farming families.

So far events have been concentrated in the south/Midlands of England, but this is steadily expanding and we aim to support making the material accessible across the UK and Ireland.

United Kingdom
RegenAG UK (RAUK)

RegenAG UK (RAUK) is a network/training organisation which promotes Regenerative Agriculture by connecting the world's leading pioneers with farmers and smallholders in the UK via short courses, seminars and workshops, and by facilitating peer-peer learning and practitioner lead experimentation and exploration.  We work with international and UK trainers, valuing expertise and experience wherever we find it and drawing on our trainers' skills and knowledge to help develop local practice.

RAUK was initiated by Eliza Pearson, who after attending one of Darren Doherty's Regenerative Agriculture courses in Australia, convened the first courses in the UK, with Aranya's support. At an international level Darren convened further courses with Kirk Gadzia, and Joel Salatin, whilst Aranya and Natasha took on the UK co-ordination, and when Darren then moved on to focus on his Regrarian® platform they continued with a course with Eugenio Gras, another member of the original RegenAG (International) hub training team.
Since then Aranya has stepped back to focus on his Permaculture teaching and mentoring, with Natasha taking the lead, this fitting very well with her background and main goals.  During this time we have been developing stronger connections within the UK, and also making use of trainers who are based closer to home - whilst still tapping into the international network.

Rockaway Park

 

United Kingdom
SamSamWater Foundation

SamSamWater Foundation aims to increase the number of people in developing countries with sustainable and reliable access to water and sanitation.

'SamSam' means 'together'. We work together to reach our goal: safe and reliable water to all! We believe in practical solutions, realised in close collaboration with our partners and beneficiary communities.

If you need advice to realise your water or sanitation project, contact us!
 

Schumacher College

About the College

 

People from all over the world, of all ages and backgrounds, have been informed, inspired and encouraged to act, by our 25 years of transformative courses for sustainable living.

about schumacher collegeSchumacher College has an enviable reputation for cutting-edge learning. Our work is to inspire, challenge and question ourselves as co-inhabitants of the world, to ask the questions we all struggle to find answers to and to find sound knowledge, intuition and wonder in our search for solutions.

We bring together the leading thinkers, activists and practitioners internationally, to deliver a unique brand of small group learning experiences. This learning takes place in the classroom, the gardens, the kitchen – it is part of everything we do.

Here you will discover things about yourself, make deep friendships with students from around the world, and, like many alumni, start a lifelong connection with the College.

With a focus on interactive, experiential and participatory learning, we offer the practical skills and strategic thinking required to face the ecological, economic and social challenges of the 21st Century.

It is precisely at this time of global upheaval that we want you to come to the College to share with us the ways in which you are moved to live and act differently.

Schumacher College is a very special place. As we try and figure out what on earth we’re going to do with this unraveling planet, it’s become a thinktank for hope, a battery for positive vision!Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org

 

 

Scotswood Natural Community Garden

SNCG is a two-acre wildlife garden, which is made up of a range of habitats. These include: small woodland, ponds, wildflower meadows, forest gardens and vegetable beds.

United Kingdom
Shift Bristol CIC

Since 2010 Shift Bristol CIC has offered the one year Practical Sustainability Course.
Forty weeks and 2.5 days a week the course offers an immersive and expansive exploration of Permaculture approaches.
We also offer short courses in Bristol and elsewhere including Introduction to Permaculture, Urban Shift, Permaculture for Schools, Effective Collaboration. We also host talks and one off workshops. 
We offer bespoke training for organisations to improve their group work, resolve conflict and improve sustainability and community engagement.

United Kingdom
Shift Bristol CIC

Providing holistic, solutions based and hands-on education in preparation for a low-carbon and community centred future. Based in Bristol we run a range or Permaculture based courses including the year long Practical Sustainability Course. Established in 2010 we work with some of the most experienced practitioners and tutors to deliver cutting edge, dynamic courses for all abilities.

United Kingdom
Social Farms and Gardens (Previously FCFCG)

Social Farms & Gardens is a UK wide charity supporting communities to farm, garden and grow together.

Our vision - people and communities reaching their full potential through nature-based activities as a part of everyday life.

Our mission - to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the environment through nature-based activities. 

Social Farms & Gardens was formed by the merger of two long established membership-based charities, the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and Care Farming UK. 

 

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.

Today, we are the UK's leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. We have over 150 staff based in Bristol and Edinburgh and working as certification inspectors across the country.

Bristol United Kingdom