Coig Cottage Garden

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

A productive and attractive permaculture garden made up of useful plants including fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers along with somewhere to sit and enjoy it.

About the project

I am trying to create a sustainable kitchen garden providing some of my fruit and veg needs. I intend that all plants grown are useful in some way either for eating, herbal or just aesthetic to my eye. The project has been designed using permaculture principles including designing from patterns to details ie how after the overall design has been considered the details, specific planting, followed. Also the principle of 'no waste' is demonstrated by composting, plant division and seed saving. There are various elements within the garden such as keyhole beds, compost bins and under planting that demonstrate some of its multi functions. I see the project evolving over time as I discover what works and what doesn't along with my own journey of learning continues.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
September, 2010
Project Contact Details
Contact details: 
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Data transfer from previous site
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0
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0

Gear Downs Farm

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

20 acre Permaculture project interwoven with 20 acres of Nature Reserve.

About the project

A group of projects cooperating in the development of a Permaculture project and maintainance of a Nature Reserve. Current members interests include Forest Gardening, Counselling for environmental activists, outdoor education/forest school, horticulture, agroforestry,

Project Dates
Project start date: 
April, 2001
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Data transfer from previous site
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0
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0

Hyde Park Source

LAND Demonstration Network
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

Hyde Park Source is an environmental community organisation. We work with local residents, volunteers and young people. We reclaim and renovate derelict, disused and underused areas in Leeds, transforming them into highly visual gardens and creative play spaces for community use.

About the project

Since 1998 we have created over fifty community garden spaces and have provided on-site training for hundreds of volunteers and young people in basic construction, woodwork and design, planning and community arts.
We facilitate a sense of community through encouraging people's involvement in decision making and engaging people in improving their area whilst increasing their confidence, skills and employability.
Hyde Park Source has a long history of providing great volunteering opportunities for a wide range of people. Our work has been supported by volunteers since we began in 1998; we value this contribution and are committed to follow good practice and guidelines. We appreciate any commitment to the work of HP Source and value the time and energy our volunteers give to the organisation.
At Hyde Park Source we offer a supported volunteering environment, as well as help with progression into further training and employment.

We offer a range of projects that volunteers can get involved in. Our volunteers can gain experience working with community groups and young people while learning skills such as: food growing, basic construction and joinery, gardening, mosaicing and urban art.

If you're interested in volunteering with us and want to know more feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Project Dates
Project start date: 
June, 1998
Online links
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Data transfer from previous site
Data verified: 
0
Location verified: 
0

Edible Landscapes London Ltd

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

Volunteer-led plant nursery
Training centre
Part of a food hub

About the project

EDIBLE LANDSCAPES LONDON is a volunteer-led project which aims to help Londoners grow more of their own food. We propagate edible plants which are then used at local growing projects. We teach people how to recognise plants, which parts are edible, how to propagate them, how they are grown in a forest garden and even how to cook with them. Our workdays (Monday and Friday) are open to anyone who has an interest in growing and eating food. Shared lunch is at 1pm.
Alongside the informal training there are many other training opportunities. From 2012 we started to offer several training days covering topics like plant identification, taxonomy, plant propagation and tool care. People can pay for their training by volunteering with us in advance, with Time Credits, with North London LETS pledges or with regular money. The courses have been very popular, most attendees so far are already fairly knowledgeable or associated with an existing growing project. The teachers have all been volunteers from the project and we are developing a good 'stock' of teachers, lessons plans, confidence and experience. We've also offered training workshops at festivals and at events, for example at the Capital Growth summer networking event. Training is our biggest source of income.
From 2013, and as part of the http://www.manorhousepact.org.uk/ project, we are offering more training and we have money to pay the trainers and the training manager. Between 2013 and 2015 we'll be offering 12 Permaculture Introductory courses, some accredited Plant Propagation Training and a new 20 week course called Creating a Forest Garden. These are all very reasonably priced and are targeted at people who live in the Manor House PACT area.
Also in 2013 we are entering into a new kind of agreement with the site managers, Metropolitan Housing, who are welcoming our input into a flatter site-management structure. This should lead to some additional opportunities that will helpfully lead to the site becoming an exciting Food Hub, which supports many social, commercial and training opportunities.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
October, 2010
Project Contact Details
Contact details: 
Contact Name: 
Jo Homan
Telephone number: 
07733330379
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Data transfer from previous site
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0
Location verified: 
0

Garden Cottage

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

This was the first registered LAND project through ScotLAND. We welcome visitors on open days as specified on the website or by prior arrangement otherwise.

About the project

A thirty year old forest garden (the longest standing intentional food forest garden in Britain according to Permaculture Magazine) fully equipped as a teaching space with major improvements to our household in terms of energy efficiency. Last year (2018) we have grown over a tonne of food in a fifth of an acre (800 sq metres or .08 of a hectare). Peak yield has been 1.25 metric tonnes of food. This is a yield rate pro-rata of 16 tonnes a hectare, twice what even the best chemical farmers produce here. For the last many years we have also produced our own firewood and half our electricity, and operated a working plant and tree nursery in the same space. We are now changing that arrangement as we are getting older, but the garden is still highly productive. We continue to teach courses here and off site. Our main expertise and interest are Permaculture Design (introductory, full design course, and advanced), Forest Gardening, Food Preservation and Permaculture Training of Teachers.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
July, 1990
Project Detailed Information
Number of people involved: 
8
Areas of Activity: 
Earth Care
People Care
Fair Shares
Design Principles
Built Environment
Energy conservation and efficiency
Passive Solar
Settlement types and design
Low impact development
Sustainable building and construction
Biotechture
Building retrofit
Construction materials and processes
Water in the built environment
Water in the home and garden
Culture & Education
Adult education
Community learning
Participatory arts and music
Celebrations and events
Learning and thinking skills
Action Research
Reading Landscape
Spirit of Place
Passing on knowledge
Teaching
Finance & Economics
Sustainable livelihoods
Business types
Fair trade
Trading skills
New economics
Green economics
Health & Wellbeing
Diet & Nutrition
Preserving and storing food
Physical well being
Cycle of life
Dying with Dignity
Parenting
Vision and purpose
Spirituality
Rest, play and sleep
Land & Nature Stewardship
Composting
Biodiversity
Climate
Community growing and urban agriculture
Ecology
Forest Gardening
Gleaning & Wild harvesting
Gardening techniques
Seed Saving
Landscape types
Strategies for arid landscapes
Mushrooms
Nature conservation and management
Regeneration and succession
Plants
Seas and oceans
Trees, woodland, forestry
Soil
UK habitats
Domestic energy systems
Recycling and waste processing
Reducing consumption
Renewable Energy
Solar power
Photovoltaics
Reuse & recycling
Transport and mobility
Bicycles and rickshaws
Buses, trams and trains
Permaculture Details: 
As the first diploma holder in the UK (1990) we have thirty years expereince of inegrating Permaculture Design in every aspect of our lives. We have still ways to go and are still learning. Right now our main interest is in sharing what we know with those coming after.
Online links
Project Contact Details
Contact Name: 
Graham Bell
Telephone number: 
01890 88 2448
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Data transfer from previous site
Data verified: 
0
Location verified: 
0

Willis Lane Sustainability Centre

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

A community run project on 2 acres, hosting events, workshops and courses, providing access to land for local people, and managing the land with Sustainability in mind.

About the project

The project is based on a two acre plot, with developing annual / poly-culture / forest gardens / wild-flower meadow, chickens, ponds, compost toilets, poly-tunnel, and large kitchen / workshop / office space.
The project is off-grid, is developing solar/wind power, water catchment and filtering, and practices extensive use of locally sourced, foraged and recycled resources.
The site also provides a venue for regular volunteer/maintenance days, craft-based skill-sharing events and educational courses and workshops.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
April, 2014
Online links
Project Contact Details
Contact Name: 
Larf
Telephone number: 
07947 767726 (txt only)
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Data transfer from previous site
Data verified: 
0
Location verified: 
0

Walnut Farm

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

Walnut farm is an organic project hidden away in Norfolk, aiming towards self sufficiency and sustainable living within permaculture

About the project

Walnut Farm has the following elements:

  • Forest Garden
  • Giant Herb spiral
  • Sustainable outdoor kitchen
  • Rocket stoves and oven
  • Cob building
  • Vgetables, fruit, flowers, herbs
  • Poly veg cultures
  • Sweat lodge
  • Tree spirals
  • Companion planted polytunnel
  • Kitchen garden
  • Small lake/aquaculture
  • Wind turbines
  • Sustainable woodland
  • Artist studios
Online links
Project Contact Details
Contact Name: 
Queen Bee
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
1
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Data transfer from previous site
Data verified: 
0
Location verified: 
0

Horton Community Farm

LAND Demonstration Network
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

Horton Community Farm (HCF) is a local food project, which will provide food (via box scheme and Community Supported Agriculture), training, community events and social and therapeutic horticulture.

About the project

Horton Community Farm is a project run by a group of local people on 2 acres of Cecil Avenue Allotments. We are creating a thriving permaculture project for local food, nature, environmental education and horticultural therapy. We are established as a cooperative organisation and registered as a limited company. We operate as a social enterprise and any profit we generate is invested back into the project.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
September, 2011
Project Detailed Information
Areas of Activity: 
Permaculture Ethics
Adult education
Childhood education
Early years learning
Physical well being
Land & Nature Stewardship
Composting
Biodiversity
Community growing and urban agriculture
Linking farmers and consumers
Forest Gardening
Gleaning & Wild harvesting
Seed Saving
Nature conservation and management
Plants
Trees, woodland, forestry
Soil
UK habitats
Community Development
Group structures and processes
Co-ops
Online links
Project Contact Details
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 7403394142
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Data transfer from previous site
Data verified: 
0
Location verified: 
0

Glengall Wharf Garden

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

We've transformed a wild and neglected urban site into a productive, inspiring and social hub of growing and learning. Based in Peckham we're on the edge of city and park and welcome everybody.

About the project

We've transformed an old wharf on a defunct canal in the centre of London. A large site, we had no soil as everywhere is cobbled with the footprints of old buildings along with large mounds of rubble. We've reclaimed the space to grow food, fruit trees and bushes, wild and culinary herbs, wild flowers and have developed large hugel mounds, a forest garden and areas of ordinary annual growing. We harvest rainwater, reclaim and recycle anything we can get hold of and work with volunteers from the local community.

Initial funding from Big Lottery's Community Spaces grant enabled us to build the garden structure and bring in soil , connect to mains water, build raised beds, install a fence, provide irrigation equipment, signage, polytunnel, plus plants and we will continue to develop the site as our skills and needs develop and change and we get to know our site better.

We are managed by a group of local people and are building up a strong network locally, which will increase with growth of the garden and increase the range of things we can do.

Our challenge is how to run and manage the garden day to day, season to season, but we are working to develop new strategies, develop more partners, increase capacity and ensure our volunteers have the right skills.

We hope to learn through our actions, including our mistakes!

Our aims are roughly as follows;
Work with the local community to increase the understanding of healthy, local and fresh food.
Promote food growing, organic horticulture, permaculture and other ecological issues through skill sharing and volunteering.
Help improve the local green environment in Burgess Park and the surrounding area.
Help regenerate the local community, contribute to sustainable development in London and enhance the life of the park.

Contact us at [email protected]

Project Dates
Project start date: 
June, 2011
Online links
Project Contact Details
Contact Name: 
Sue Amos
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Data transfer from previous site
Data verified: 
0
Location verified: 
0

Trust Links

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

Trust Links runs the Growing Together Community Garden, supporting adults with mental health needs and disabilities through therapeutic gardening.

About the project

The Growing Together Community Garden is a one acre site in central Southend, with an organic vegetable patch, wildlife pond and wildlife area, herbaceous border and herb garden. Adults with mental health problems and learning disabilities attend the garden and learn horticultural skills, participate in a work-like environment and support each other. We sell fruit and vegetables grown on site through a veg bag scheme and sell plants propagated on site. We have a straw bale training facility and office, which has solar thermal panels and will soon construct PV panels for our electricity. The project supports our clients through therapeutic gardening, learning skills and work experience. We also run training courses and recently ran a full Permaculture Design Course with Spiralseed over 5 weekends – we are currently running an organic vegetable growing course in partnership with Southend Adult Community College. We aim to be an environmental hub for the town as well as a hub for wellbeing in tune with nature.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
May, 2000
Project Detailed Information
Permaculture Details: 
All of our fruit and vegetable growing is organic. We have a small forest garden demonstration site and rotate vegetables. We use companion planting. We also have fruit and nut trees and are looking to plant more unusual trees e.g. medlar and quince
Online links
Project Contact Details
Telephone number: 
01702 213134
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Data transfer from previous site
Data verified: 
0
Location verified: 
0