12.0101 Resource & Visitor Centres

Field Studies Council Juniper Hall

Description

Field Studies Council, FSC, is the only environmental education charity dedicated solely to providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, be inspired by, and understand the natural environment. In a quiet wooded valley in an unspoilt area of the chalk North Downs, Juniper Hall, leased from the National Trust, is a superb country house dating from the 17th century. It is about 1km from Box Hill and only 40km from central London.

Location

Juniper Hall Field Centre,
Old London Road, Mickleham,
Dorking RH5 6DA
United Kingdom

Cambridge Sustainability Centre

Description

Our mission is to help people gain the skills and confidence to live their lives more sustainably and to love doing it.

We run courses and Earth Education visits on our organic family farm just outside Cambridge (UK) in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Fens. We also run some volunteering activities throughout the year, as well as offering weekend eco-retreats staying in a yurt or tipi in our picturesque orchard.

Location

Fen End Farm,
Oxholme Drove, Cottenham,
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB24 8UP
United Kingdom

The Boghill Centre

Description

Nestled in 50 acres of rough wetland at the foot of the Burren, County Clare, the Boghill Centre offers the perfect to relax and unwind. The Burren is a stunning, unique limestone landscape, and the beautiful coast is just minutes away.

An exciting programme of events is offered, focusing on sustainable, harmonious living and forging a deeper relationship with nature. Read more »

Location

Boghill, Kilfenora, Clare
Ireland

Epping Forest Field Centre

Description

Epping Forest Field Centre (EFFC) is in the heart of Epping Forest. The centre is managed by the Field Studies Council (FSC), an independent environmental education charity, on behalf of the City of London.

EFFC specialises in connecting people of all ages with the natural environment by providing safe and enjoyable learning experiences in Epping Forest and the surrounding area.

The emphasis is on first-hand investigations and discovery learning. It is a non-residential centre that provides course for learners of all ages, from toddlers to pensioners. Read more »

Location

Paul's Nursery Road, High Beach,
Loughton IG10 4AF
United Kingdom

The Greenhouse

Description

Norwich's Environment Centre. The Greenhouse is a licenced cafe and shop selling organic and fairtrade produce. The building offers meeting rooms and gallery space and is a contact point for local groups including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Norwich Cycling Campaign and Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Secondhand book sales are held every Friday and Saturday and a range of environmental magazines and information is availble from the shop and cafe. Read more »

Location

42-46 Bethel Street,
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NR
United Kingdom

Sumac Centre

Description

The Sumac Centre is an independent community resource and social centre. It houses a vegan café, social club bar and Veggies Catering Campaign, providing information and resources for local residents, and members of the wider campaigning community concerned about human and animal rights, social justice and environmental issues. There is also a community garden, a modest library, internet access and bookshop.

Location

245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields,
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 6HX
United Kingdom

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
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