Organisation listings

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Title Description County Country
Quinta Vale da Lama

Quinta Vale da Lama is an innovative land-based project in South Portugal, developed since 2008 using Permaculture Design tools. The project consists of a partnership between an educational NGO and an Agro-tourism company, showcasing new approaches to education, farming, and tourism within the vision of a solidary economy.

Agriculture as practiced at Q.VdL is fundamentally oriented to regenerating the health of our bodies, lands, and economy. Education is focused on cultivating relationship through practical, hands-on experiences with the content, and based on experiencing the joys of a caretaking role for people as stewards of nature. Tourism is an opportunity to recharge personal energies and contribute - we reinvest surplus from tourism to regenerate ecosystems on the farm.

We believe in a world beyond sustainabilty - where the process of meeting human needs can simultaneously regenerate and improve ecological and social systems.

FARO Portugal
Randy Mayers

Spreading the teachings of Permaculture through short courses, talks, presentations and practical demonstrations.

Devon United Kingdom
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.

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!
 

SAWA

A creative collective of environmental and socially mindful design professionals

SAWA

A creative collective of environmental and socially mindful design professionals
 
We are a design collective of like minded professionals who facilitate, design and build architectures for all. We collaborate, work for and with individuals, community groups, charities, organisations and governments looking to support challenged communities in a wide range of contexts. These people are often living in poverty with limited access to health and education services. We work sensitively and carefully with our clients and users needs, to provide them with a desirable asset that enhances their local environment. We look at projects holistically and critically to ensure a progressive, considerate and sustainable solution for all. Through mindfulness and permaculture based approaches to living, we can not only live in abundance, but we can enhance and regenerate the environment which we are in.

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