Who can help

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in .

Who can give advice on planting trees

Penwith Landscape Partnership This link will take you to an organisation who support the understanding, conservation and enhancement of the Penwith Landscape as a sustainable living, working landscape. A friendly supportive team.

Cornwall Council Grow Nature Toolkit This link is packed with it's own links to places for free trees, funding, management suggestions, planting guidance, species advice, where to source trees, orchard guidance and much more. Definitely worth a click! And if you still have questions go to the Cornwall Council contact form If you have an enquiry for the Cornwall Council Grow Nature, Forest For Cornwall Programme.

Living With Trees by Robin Walter This beautiful book is a cornucopia of practical information, good examples and new ideas that will inspire, guide and encourage people to reconnect with the trees and woods in their community, so we can all discover how to value, celebrate and protect our arboreal neighbours.

Who can give me more information

Here is a useful list for further networking, information and resources:

Some Permaculture/Organic/Eco-friendly Projects in Cornwall


Botrea Organic farm http://www.botrea.co.uk

Tanglewood Wild Garden Newbridge Penzance www.tanglewoodmaycontainnuts.co.uk

Gear Downs Farm Gweal Crankan near Gulval. 20 acre Permaculture project interwoven with 20 acres of Nature Reserve. A group of projects cooperating in the development of a Permaculture project and maintenance of a Nature Reserve. Current members interests include Forest Gardening, counselling for environmental activists, outdoor education/forest school, horticulture, agroforestry. Telephone number: 07870 780522

Peat Project in Gulval

Heart of the Woods - Heart of the Woods - Forest School in Carbis Bay, Cornwall Forest School in Carbis Bay, Cornwall

St Ives Community Orchard and wildlife reserve https://www.stivesorchard.co.uk/

Steeple Woods Nature Reserve http://steeplewoods.org/

Permanently Brilliant - Forest garden and more...

Penwith Organic Growers

Transition Penwith - PCDT Penwith Community Development Trust

Penwith Environmental Network - P.E.N. Working for a sustainable future in Penwith http://p-e-n.org.uk/

Friends of the Earth West Cornwall - https://en-gb.facebook.com/westcornwallfoe


Goldcrest 53 Causewayhead, Penzance TR18 2SS Tel. 01736 368236

National Trust Penwith Ranger - Simon Hocking. Wheal Owles Barn, Truth Wall – simon.hocking@nationaltrust.org.uk

Cornwall Landscape Partnership in ass. with the Wildlife Trust

https://www.penwithlandscape.com/ Office above the Dog and Rabit, St Just

'to support the understanding, conservation and enhancement of the Penwith Landscape as a sustainable living, working landscape.'


One of the projects – Wheel Buzzy https://www.cornwall-aonb.gov.uk/wheal-buzzy

Friends of the Earth West Cornwall - https://en-gb.facebook.com/westcornwallfoe


OTHERS nearby in Cornwall

Resilient Orchards Cornwall https://www.resilientorchards.org.uk

The Forest Garden Penjerrick, Falmouth http://theforestgarden.co.uk/

Mount Pleasant Ecopark https://www.mpecopark.co.uk/

Basketry and Beyond

Willow supplies and services at Rosudgeon



St Just Town Council

Cornwall Council

Duchy College Rosewarne West Cornwall- Head of the horticultural dept. - Bill Herring. Also teacher - Andrew Gunderson

Penwith Volunteer Bureau Groups can advertise projects here to find volunteers

Who Dares Works West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Source of volunteer help


National and International


Plants for a Future - see their Data Base

A resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants based in Deven.

The main aims of the charity are researching and providing information on ecologically sustainable horticulture, as an integral part of designs involving high species diversity and permaculture principles. Approaches such as woodland/forest gardening use a minimal input of resources and energy, create a harmonious eco-system and cause the least possible damage to the environment, while still having the potential to achieve high productivity.https://pfaf.org/user/AboutUs.aspx

British Trees For Sale: Buy Trees & Packs - Woodland Trust | Woodland Trust Shop Follow 'Garden Trees' and 'Single Trees' > product information forgood identification pictures and scroll down for species information.

The International Tree Foundation http://internationaltreefoundation.org

'Community led forestry restoration since 1922. Our partners in Africa and the UK restore forests and woodlands, conserve habitats rich in biodiversity, and help communities who rely upon forests develop prosperous sustainable livelihoods. With ITF, you can plant the right trees, in the right places, and for the right reasons, everyday'.

National Forest Gardening Scheme http://nationalforestgardening.org

Helping to create and develop more forest gardens throughout the UK including in urban areas. Putting out an ‘urgent call to Trees for Cities, Social Farms and Gardens, RHS, MIND, the Bioregional Learning Centre, Permaculture UK, Sustainable Food Cities and Kew Gardens to step up to the climate challenge’

Garden Organic (formerly Henry Doubleday Research Association)

BASE UK is for farmers & individuals who are interested in conservation agriculture

BASE stands for Biodiversity Agriculture Soil and Environment and follows the principles of Conservation Agriculture which is fundamentally about carbon management in soil – based on 3 core principles:

Minimum soil disturbance. Residue cover on the soil. Rotations.

BASE UK provides for members to share experiences and collective learning on all aspects of conservation agriculture, including farm visits and hopes to fund projects.

Permaculture Association http://www.permaculture.org.uk/ Information about Permaculture

Permaculture Institute http://www.permaculture.org/ Information about Permaculture

UK Agroecology Review A comprehensive web resource based on a review of research in ecological agriculture in the UK.

Agroforestry Research Trust and Forest Garden Network

College for Enlightened Agriculture at Schumacher College, Dartington

The Forest Garden Network is an informal network of people and organisations planning or already cultivating their own agroforestry or forest garden systems, with the aim to facilitate visits to each other's sites – one of the best ways to improve our knowledge about these forms of temperate agroforestry. The network is based in Britain, but has members and projects listed all over the world. mail@agroforestry.co.uk

The Permaculture CoLab (Collaborative Laboratory)

IPEN’s goal is to act to increase the coherence and effectiveness of permaculture education globally, in order to expand permaculture’s positive impacts.

ECOLISE - The European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability Home - Ecolise

Recognising the unprecedented ecological, social, economic and political threats to dignified life on planet earth. These threats have been provoked by centuries of ongoing extractive and exploitative institutional systems and practices, a structural dependence on unconstrained economic growth, and the unfettered spread of unsustainable lifestyles.

Promoting the solutions that are being continuously developed by community-led initiatives across Europe and the world, including those that encompass inner growth, inclusive approaches to collaboration and to the governance of commons and stewardship of ecosystems.

In this context ECOLISE’s purpose is to engage in, support and facilitate accelerated learning and collaboration among community-led initiatives, their networks and partners in order to catalyse systemic transformation within and across society.

A precursor to this research consisted of a collaboration with the European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) to research the possibilities for, and eventually to establish, a network for agroecological training and learning in Europe. The project was a deliberate response to the Nyeleni Declaration

Nyeleli Declaration 2007

Nyeleli Declaration 2011

International Planning Commitee for Food Sovereignty 2015

Biodynamic Association - https://www.biodynamic.org.uk/

Soil Association Soil Association

The Soil Association is the UK's leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. Its Land Trust exists to protect the countryside by acquiring and managing farmland sustainably; and to connect the public with the stewardship of the land. www.soilassociation.org

''To inspire, enable and celebrate positive environmental action in the U.K. and abroad. Bringing together people with the environment and reflecting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.'

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds – The RSPB Wildlife Charity: Nature Reserves & Wildlife Conservation

Social Farms and Gardens

National network of community gardens and Farms lots of helpful information and support for community growers

Register for networking to nurture green spaces.

A welcoming green space offers an amazing array of benefits and opportunities, which can include environmental recovery and enhancement, education programmes, healthy living initiatives, work and skills training, volunteer opportunities, horticultural therapy groups, facilities for play and celebration.

The Food Forest Project

A network of mutual support for hundreds of community organisations working to create a fairer society. We create spaces at the heart of our communities where everyone belongs and where local people can shape their own future. We support our members with expert advice and hands-on help. We run regional meetings, national events, online training and organise highly successful peer-to-peer learning. We also campaign on behalf of our members

The Land Workers Alliance Landworkers Alliance

The Landworkers’ Alliance is an organisation of farmers, growers and land-based workers. We work to overcome the obstacles facing us by campaigning for policies to support the infrastructure and markets central to our members livelihoods, building alliances and encouraging solidarity. We also raise awareness of the role that small-scale producers, family farmers and land-based workers play in providing food security, environmental stewardship, rural livelihoods, strong communities, animal welfare and high-quality affordable food.

Global Ecovillage Network https://ecovillage.org/ Catalyzing Communities for a Regenerative World. The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing pathways to a regenerative future, while building bridges of hope and international solidarity.

Garden Africa Garden Africa Working with the most vulnerable people to find plant-based solutions to their everyday challenges. Supporting community gardeners & family farmers to build resilience & opportunity by making the most sustainable use of their natural resources. Conserving vital horticultural knowledge about the production of food, fuel, medicine & fibre to pass on to the next generation. Enabling people to make informed choices about the conservation & sustainable use of their environment.