Trevalon

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

Organic certified community owned veg box scheme, orchard, soft fruits and pigs.

About the project

18 acre small holding and organic box scheme, currently converting to a community owned cooperative.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
July, 2005
Project Detailed Information
Number of people text: 
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: 50. Group visit scheme: yes.
Online links
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Member Project known date: 
13 January 2012
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Trevecca Home Garden

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

A home garden Permaculture design

About the project

Front and back garden and allotment in ongoing implementation of Permaculture design. Design features include rainwater harvesting for toilet, no-dig raised beds, mini-forest garden, cob pizza oven, various compost bins, heaps and wormeries, green roof.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
August, 2002
Project Detailed Information
Number of people text: 
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: groups of 10 people. Group visit scheme: yes.
Permaculture Details: 
A Permaculture design was done for the site in 2006. Food plants and fruit trees & shrubs have been incorporated in the gardens and allotment is used to grow food.
Online links
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Member Project known date: 
18 January 2012
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Vallis Veg

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

Small mixed permaculture farm, producing food and other farm product for local use.

About the project

Vallis Veg aims to produce food & other farm products for local use, while minimising fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, promoting wild & cultivated biodiversity and adopting a ‘right livelihood’ approach which supports flourishing communities.
To date the project includes the following elements: a local vegetable box scheme with around 60 customers (some produce is bought in from other local growers); fruit and nut orchards; newly planted coppice woodland; livestock integrated with the larger design; water management; community allotments; permaculture & practical teaching

Project Dates
Project start date: 
November, 2007
Project Detailed Information
Number of people text: 
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: approx. 20. Group visit scheme; yes.
Permaculture Details: 
Diverse, multi-dimensional, integrated whole farm design, focusing on commercial and non-commercial outputs for minimal non-renewable inputs, preservation of biodiversity, and emphasising right livelihood and local community development.
Online links
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Member Project known date: 
18 January 2012
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Brighton Permaculture Trust

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

Brighton Permaculture Trust are involved in several initiatives that encourage the growing, harvesting and eating of local food, whilst increasing diversity. Brighton Permaculture Trust are a local community food intiative.

About the project

Brighton Permaculture Trust is over ,multiple sites with a core focus at Stanmer Park, where we are custodians of a small orchard designed to promte Old Sussex apple varieites. We also run a nursery dedicated to growing orchards for community locations across Sussex. We are developing a forest garden and permaculture sample beds for use both as support for our courses and for opportunities for the general public and schools. We run severla eco clubs in schools and intiatives to develop growing practices within the school grounds, that will engage their local communities. We have another project that is mapping, picking, processing and disseminating fruit from sources that would otherwise be wasted. This is our scrumping project.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
January, 2007
Project Detailed Information
Number of people text: 
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: 50 with preparation. Group visit scheme: yes.
Permaculture Details: 
S.A.D.I.M PMIs , zoning , fair shares, people care, earth care, swales, no-dig. Community building, awareness raising, multiple yields. We have a design which is regularly assessed and maintained, the design changes where appropriate to keep the project growing well.
Online links
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Member Project known date: 
13 January 2012
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Station Road Permaculture Garden

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

A small ex council house garden 80ft x 40ft that had been developed as a PC garden, showing what can be done on an ordinary domestic scale.

About the project

Using PC principles we grow 30 types of fruit and about 20 types of vegetables, have 5 hens, 2 ducks, a micro orchard, harvest rainwater via 7 butts, 3 compost bins etc Have used a wide range of recycled and salvaged materials to built the garden

Project Dates
Project start date: 
December, 2001
Project Detailed Information
Number of people text: 
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: 12.
Permaculture Details: 
Raised beds, forest gardening, on site compost making, on site water harvesting, orcharding, poultry.
Project Contact Details
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Member Project known date: 
13 January 2012
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Alara Wholefoods Permaculture Garden

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

Many days ago there was a dark and dingy dump, desecrated with detritus and dirty discards; dangerous and diseased.

We laboured and lugged, lifted lots of logs, let in the light, lured laughter to the land.

People prepared and planted pears and pomegranates, peaches, peas and passion fruit and plenty more in Permaculture paradise.

Much now grows as green regains the ground and greets grateful spirits gracefully in the garden.

About the project

This is a hidden, half acre strip of land at the back of our Alara factory site, adjacent to the high speed railway track from St Pancras Station.

We started it in 2004, working with a local youth charity called Jubilee Waterside Centre.  Since that date we have also planted, on other areas of the factory site, a vineyard and a community food growing space used by minority ethnic groups from the borough. We are also working on plans to build an anaerobic digester in partnership with another local business.  

The forest garden is very much part of our company ethos. Staff are encouraged to work in and enjoy the garden, taking time off from the production line. Local people are welcome to enjoy the space. We have wormeries and a compost bin.  We estimate that the garden has the potential to sequester about 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. Plants include Japanese Plum, Yew, Japanese Dogwood, Mulberry, Pineapple Guava and Pomegranate.  

Our vision for the site is to develop it as an educational space to teach people about the principals and potential of permaculture, healthy eating, food miles and the importance of food growing in tackling the issues of global warming and peak oil.  

Alara Wholefoods Ltd is a company, established 1975, that produces organic & gluten free muesli. We have a reputation for a sustainable approach to business, and won the Camden Eco Award in 2009 amongst other accolades. Our mission is to be the most sustainable food manufacturer on Earth! Our measures to reach this
aim includes financial, social and environmental.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
June, 2004
Project Detailed Information
Number of people text: 
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: from 10 - 20. Group visit scheme: yes.
Permaculture Details: 
From the outset, we designed the garden following permaculture principals. We stratify our planting, using three or four layers of trees then plants. Biodiversity is our priority, and we grow a wide range of food plants, many of which are a great surprise to our visitors.
Online links
Project Contact Details
Contact Name: 
Alex Smith
Telephone number: 
020 7387 9303
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Member Project known date: 
13 January 2012
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Lambourne End

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

54 acres of opportunity. Offering food, farming, environmental and adventure activities. Helping young people develop skills and an understanding of the world around them.

About the project

The centre is located on the London Essex border inside the M 25 and a 10 minute drive from a tube station. Land care and people care are at the hart of the centres work offering a wide range of activities. Most activities are delivered in 1 ½ hour sessions , at present we offer over thirty different  sessions including “plants with a purpose”  “sow and grow” “meet meat and eat” “camp craft” “sensory trail” “orienteering” “ archery “ “team building” “ropes course” and lots more. In the last year we have worked with 10,401 people made up from 286 groups. While a lot of our groups are “youth groups” we work with a very wide range of visitors including refugee ,special needs, faith groups, youth offending team, schools, NEET s , Princes Trust,  YMCAs, corporate teams,  Our facilities are also used by other groups for running workshops/meetings FCFCG. Community compost network. Local PCT. Woodland trust. Have all used the Centre. 

Project Detailed Information
Number of people text: 
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: 200. Group visit scheme: yes.
Permaculture Details: 
Relative location, multiple functions. Reuses recycle. Zoning All play there part in the design There are a number of permaculture influenced elements to the site including lots of mulch, edible landscaping, chicken tractor, mini forest garden/orchard. Rotating pig tractor paddocks. Raised beds, and the classic spiral herb garden. There is also the Permaculture attitude a recent example being turfing the goat shelter. We were donated a 1000 meters of turf that had been used for an event they turfed a car park! In London A group of corporate volunteers (who pay to come out) laid the turf on our goat shelter which is made from old sleepers and tyres. The shelter is built in to the side of our wheelchair absail course. There are other examples on site of permaculture thinking. In the early eighties I spent a bit of time with Bill Mollison and Sago Jackson at Windmill Hill city farm where they where running some workshops and short courses. There influence is still with me and informs the work I do and the way I manage the site.
Online links
Project Contact Details
Contact Name: 
Tony Sharps
Telephone number: 
0208 5003047
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Member Project known date: 
13 January 2012
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Backsbottom Farm and Middlewood Trust

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

Organic and Permaculture farm with education centre. Woodlands, alternative energy, heritage apples, forest garden, wildflower meadows and woodland crafts.

About the project

100ha Soil Association organic farm in wooded valley with ancient semi-natural woods, woodland management, hedgerows, heritage apple collection, wild flower meadows, upland blanket bog, sheep, wind power, PV photovoltaics, hydro electric, rocket stove and cob oven, solar kiln, for drying timber and fruit.  Kitchen for chutneys and cordial, grafted apple trees for sale, small area of vegetables and polytunnel, forest garden.  Low energy buildings including Middle Wood Study Centre and octagonal log house.  Course venue for full PC design course and other Low Impact Living Initiative Courses, woodland crafts, fungi.  Hoping to set up Community Supported Agriculture Scheme.  Camping barn.  Organic Entry Level and Higher Level Stewardship with Educational Access.

Project Detailed Information
Number of people text: 
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: up to 25. Group visit scheme: yes.
Permaculture Details: 
The whole farm, study centre, forest, garden, woodlands and wildlife are managed using Permaculture principles and are integrated into any developments on the site The PC principle have been fundamental to the farm and help to dialogue with developing ideas.
Online links
Project Contact Details
Contact Name: 
Rod Everett
Telephone number: 
015242 22214
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Member Project known date: 
13 January 2012
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People's Community Garden

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

Community garden in allotments; diverse users; disabled access and compost toilet; herb spiral; forrest garden, polytunnel; vegetable, fruit and flowers.

About the project

Set up with the People’s Millions Big Lottery by the ‘Town and Bridge Project’ in 2007/8 in Maidenhall allotments in Ipswich Suffolk. Three staff run this community garden with the broad aims to engage local people in food growing, education/ inspiration and healthier lifestyles. We have grown into the community but still have lots to do and always need more volunteers.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
November, 2008
Project Detailed Information
Number of people text: 
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: 40. Group visit scheme: yes.
Permaculture Details: 
Partial zoning Rotation Intensive usage in certain areas Forest garden
Online links
Project Contact Details
Contact Name: 
Dan Wheals
Telephone number: 
01473 261112
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Member Project known date: 
13 January 2012
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Apricot Centre CIC

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
PPN: 
0
Summary

The Apricot Centre is a 34 Acre farm growing a wide range of Bio dynamic and Organic Produce. We also run, from site a Well Being and Therapeutic Service and alternative education programme, school visits and Social Forestry/Nature Connection sessions. We have a full training programme, trainee scheme and a successful design consultancy

About the project

The Apricot Centre is a social enterprise (CIC). We produce high quality food on our 34 Acre farm at Huxham's Cross in Dartington South Devon, growing a wide range of Biodynamic and Organic produce including vegetables, fruit, jams, chutneys, juices and flours. Huxham's Cross Farm is also the home and therapeutic space for the The Apricot Centre Well being Service providing therapeutic support for families and children in both East Anglia and in Devon, using the farm and nature as a co-therapist. Where the two activities overlap we offer a rich experience on the farm for children and their families, providing mentoring for young people with specific needs such as special education, behaviour or mental health needs. We also provide school visits, children and adult workshops in traditional rural crafts and skills, training courses that cover land and person Permaculture Design, Biodynamics and many other courses. We have a very successful Permaculture Consultancy service on the farm and have helped design and support a wide range of businesses and can often be found at festivals across the country spreading the word of setting up Permaculture Projects. We have also designed a number of school gardens working alongside children, staff and parents in creating and implementing a garden that is specific to the schools needs and to help support their curriculum.

We run a number of volunteer days and community events including Open Farm Sunday, plant sales and in the future art exhibitions, treeplanting events and apple pressing.

The aim of the Apricot Centre is to create and run a sustainable diverse farm, well being service and business. It recognises that there is a fundamental link between the well being of the soil, food and habitat and the mental and physical health of the people in and around the farm, making for a wonderful environment for a warm and effective mental health/ well being service for children and families. The Apricot centre is a small (CIC) company that cares for the environment and for people.

Our Ethos & Underlying Principles

Value diversity at all levels of the business
Follow the feedback of the system allowing it to evolve ('Feedback leads the way')
The 'edge' of a system is where it is exciting, creative, and where potential lies.
Where there is a disturbance there is wisdom within the disturbance. This allows us to creatively work with change.
The Aim of the Apricot Centre is to create and run a sustainable diverse farm, well being service and business. It recognises that there is a fundamental link between the well being of the soil, food and habitat and the mental and physical health of the people in and around the farm, making for a wonderful environment for a warm and effective mental health/ well being service for children and families.

Our Objectives are:

To produce Local Sustainable Food
To create sustainable bio diverse farms that support wildlife
To provide for and support the mental well being of families and children that visit the farm for therapy, education or recreational purposes.
To provide training courses and consultation on how to do this.
To create an economically resilient business
To support the well being and professional development of its staff and team.
To collect data and research on the effectiveness of these models
Although this might seem to be an unusual mixture what we have found the underlying principles inform our work both with people and the environment.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
September, 2015
Project Detailed Information
Number of people involved: 
15
Areas of Activity: 
Permaculture ethics, principles, design
Culture & Education
Sustainable livelihoods
Health & Wellbeing
Online links
Project Contact Details
Contact Name: 
Marina O'Connell
LAND Project Type: 
International
International Networking Organisation: 
0
Project membership
Member Project: 
0
Member Project known date: 
13 January 2012
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0
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