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                                 Transition Culture                                                             We live at a fascinating point in history. The convergence of challenges, most particularly global warming and peak oil, have brought us to a point where we are profoundly challenged to act. We are surrounded by what poet Gary Snyder, in his classic poem “For the Children”, called “The rising hills, the slopes, of statistics” and by individuals telling us that this means the end, that we have gone too far, that it is inevitable that life as we know it will collapse catastrophically and very soon.Yet, at the same time, something very powerful is stirring and is taking root the world over. People are choosing life and are manifesting that in their lives and their communities. People are starting to see peak oil as the Great Opportunity, the chance to build the world they always dreamt of...www.trasitionculture.org       

                               The Permaculture Association (UK)
Permaculture is about creating sustainable human habitats by following nature's patterns. An ecological design system that inspires and empowers us to create our own solutions to local and global problems. It provides ways to design and create healthy productive places to work, rest and play.Permaculture first arrived in Britain sometime between 1979 and 1980, and since then it has blossomed from a few committed individuals to a network including hundreds of projects and thousands of practitioners working from Cornwall to the highlands of Scotland. Projects have been developed in back gardens and run down council estates, prisons and orchards, farms and schools, businesses and charitie.                 www.permaculture.org.uk  

                                             What is Energy Beyond Oil?
The Energy Beyond Oil Project is a collaboration between environmental researchers and campaign groups that aims to provide a clear picture of the energy future of the UK, and the globe. The EBO Project is working to to provide the public with all the information relevant to these issues, and provide information on some of the things we can all do to reduce the impacts of these projected energy shortages on our lives.               http://www.fraw.org.uk/ebo/

 

                                                   Wholewoods
Philosophy. Much of our inspiration and knowledge originates from the study of woodland ecosystems. These magical and intreging habitats provide us with self-replenishing building materials, oxygen, food and carbon-neutral fuel. We promote sustainable woodland management and work to creatively explore the potential of our natural resources.Guarantee.The raw materials we use are chosen with great care. Organic production, sustainable management, re-cycling and local sourcing are our main objectives. Everything is hand made. www.wholewoods.co.uk

 

                                                      TREES FOR HEALTH
Trees for Health works with local poeple in South Devon to deliver a range of seasonal tree activities - planting, seed collecting, raising tree saplings, wild food. We focus on the health of people & landscapes & connecting these two.   www.treesforhealth.org

                                                                Herb Expert
HerbExpert was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS. John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A small percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding HerbExpert and a number of similar sites. There is no drive to generate profit and the focus is simply on creating the highest quality information possible that is widely read.                                     http://www.herbexpert.co.uk/home.htm

                                                     Keewaydin                                                                                                                 Traditional Sailing Holidays and Sailing Charters aboard the Classic Sailing Yacht Keewaydin. Relax, get away from it all, and experience the thrill of a sailing holiday aboard a traditional sailing craft. With cruising grounds that stretch from Ireland and Wales to Spain, France and the low countries, there is plenty to be explored. Keewaydin is a gaff ketch sailing trawler, eighty foot long, and big enough to take you and up to 11 other guests.By Tel; +(44) 07816 923 898 Email: aul@keewaydin.co.uk www.keewaydin.co.uk

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