12.01 ECO CENTRES & PLACES TO VISIT

Skye Permaculture Ltd

Description

Skye Permaculture is sited within Rubha Phoil Skye Forest Garden. For over 20 years this enchanting 16 acre woodland penisula has been developed and maintained through the ethos and principles of permaculture. Permaculture is applied common sense in a world where sense is no longer common. It is also an exciting approach to designing and creating healthy and productive places to work, rest and play, which is being used all around the world. Read more »

Location

Rubha Phoil Forest Garden,
Armadale Pier Road, Ardvasar,
Isle of Skye, Highland IV45 8RS
United Kingdom

Ragman's Lane Farm

Description

60 acre organic farm following Permaculture principles which offers working holiday accommodation in a bunk house, private holiday bookings (hot tub and fire pit included!) and a range of farm activities including cider production. Farm produces organic apple juice, and organically Japanese Shiitake mushrooms grown from logs. Ragman’s is a leading venue for permaculture courses – for a full list of courses see website.

Location

Cats Hill, Lower Lydbrook, Somerset GL17 9PA
United Kingdom

Holland Park Ecology Centre

Description

The Ecology Service work includes:

  • promoting awareness and understanding of biodiversity and the local environment through formal and informal education;
  • protecting sites which are important for nature conservation;
  • developing local policies for nature conservation;
  • advising on the management of open spaces to enhance biodiversity within the borough.

Environmental Visits for Schools Read more »

Location

The Stable Yard,
Holland Park, Ilchester Place,
London, Kensington and Chelsea W8 6LU
United Kingdom

EcoActive Centre

Description

Leicester’s EcoHouse was the first environmental show home to be opened in the United Kingdom. In 2013 the House became a community hub; creating a space for local people to relax, learn, explore and discover. Activities range from cycling and bicycle maintenance, environmental education, 'grow your own', cooking skills and much, much more. Read more »

Location

459 Hinckley Road,
Leicester, Leicestershire LE3 6HX
United Kingdom

Brocks Hill Visitor Centre and Country Park

Description

The Brocks Hill Country Park has 67 acres of woodland, ponds and wildflower meadows and a wind turbine which provides electricity for the Centre. It is open for access at any time as are the two playareas - a small toddlers area and the large "natural play" area.

The Visitor Centre is free to enter and houses a café, exhibition hall, shop and meeting room facilities. The building is constructed to demonstrate environmentally conscious building design showing wind and solar power, photovoltaics, rainwater re-cycling and sustainable construction. Read more »

Location

Washbrook Lane,
Oadby, Leicestershire LE2 5JJ
United Kingdom

Centre for Alternative Technology

Description

CAT is an education and visitor centre which demonstrates practical solutions for sustainability. It covers all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing. Read more »

Location

Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9AZ
United Kingdom

The Environment Centre

Description

The Environment Centre Swansea is a local independent Registered Charity, helping put the environment and sustainability first in South West Wales. The Centre has a programme of educational talks for schools, teacher training, environmental workshops for adults, and events throughout the year such as Swansea's popular Green Fayre. Read more »

Location

Old Telephone Exchange,
Pier Street,
Swansea SA1 1RY
United Kingdom

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre

Description

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre is located in the heart of rural West Wales, within easy reach of the coast, market towns and travel options, yet remote enough to see the stars, hear the leaves in the trees and enjoy the freedom of our 40 acre site.

Wildlife is at the heart of everything we do, from our campsite to our easy trails and nature-watching hides, and from our training courses to facilities for your own events. Read more »

Location

Shared Earth Trust,
Betws Bledrws,
Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 8PB
United Kingdom

Camp Kernow

Description

Camp Kernow is a unique off-grid environmental adventure centre dedicated to informing, inspiring and educating children about sustainability. The centre is open for residential visits from children aged 7 to 14 of up to 5 nights.

Set within an area of outstanding natural beauty in Cornwall, children enjoy an exciting programme of adventurous, exploratory, creative, physical and practical activities during their stay. Read more »

EarthSpirit

Description

EarthSpirit is a residential retreat centre set within seven acres of beautiful Somerset countryside yet just five miles from the famous pilgrimage town of Glastonbury. The venue offers supportive workspaces for group events in restored 17th barn buildings specially converted for use as a centre. Up to 54 guests can be accommodated – more with camping. Read more »

Location

Dundon, Somerton, Somerset TA11 6PE
United Kingdom
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