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Environmental learning and education is not just about sitting in a classroom -  learning works best through fun, interest and experience. Children deserve a provision of positive action from parents and teachers that man-made climate change, etc., and its causes & effects can be effectively combated; so it is fundamental that all adults educate themselves about every aspect  and implication of climate change and peak oil.

 

 

Acton Scott Farm Museum

A farm museum which also runs courses in traditional country crafts and trades

Centre for Alternative Technology

A pioneer in demonstrating greener building and living; lots of examples and education courses.

Well worth a visit, easy to get to by train.

Courses at CAT, either short weekend courses for a particular interest -
hands-on and theoretical
OR, to improve your career in the area of low-energy building
 

https://gse.cat.org.uk/index.php/postgraduate-courses?gclid=CjwKEAiArvTFBRCLq5-7-MSJ0jMSJABHBvp0zORREFn_c4xQm7RZDTyyzBSM-amuliCKfjZSSJQUGhoCwGnw_wcB

Machynlleth
01654 705 950

Chalk of Oswestry

CHALK is an umbrella business, which co-ordinates a number of projects to enable people, who live locally to Oswestry, to learn valuable skills to enrich their lives and build a better community.

 You will find re-upholstered bespoke furniture to re-purposed and up-cycled furniture, vintage clothes, textiles, haberdashery, gifts and so much more.  look for the unusual.

 

17 Leg St
Oswestry,
01691 655895

Clun Valley Organics

Produce locally reared organic meat and some veg.

Also offers Educational tours and activities in The Bales classroom
 

Cob Oven Co.

design and build  wood-fired cob ovens and run workshops (at schools too)
 

E U Skills

They have grants for small waste firms to take on young people. Also co-ordinate other training in the gas, power, water and waste management sector.

Fordhall Farm

A small but beautiful organic farm in Shropshire owned by 8000 people! England's first community-owned farm.

 Arthur's Farm Kitchen serves  Full English or a hot lunch; all ingredients are sourced organically or locally. 
......... even their food waste is composted on site.

 

Market Drayton
01630 638696 office / 01630 317531 shop

Friends of the Earth

 National membership, 200 local groups,  links, and lots of information and expertise on the following national and local campaigns:-

•  Climate Change
•  Green Economy
•  Natural Resources
•  Environmental Justice

and recently,the Bee Cause.
 

26-28 Underwood Street,
London,
020 7490 1555

Green Wood Centre

Promotes traditional uses of timber, and runs workshops.

Also has a good drop-in cafe 

Coalbrookdale
01952 432769

Incredible Edible Todmorden

This positive and imaginative community effort into growing fruit flowers and veg, all over the town, started in 2008, and aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten. Local businesses, schools, farmers and the whole community are all involved, school children are even growing greens in the graveyard near their school. So. learning, growing eating and sharing all going on in an ad hoc way - this has inspired communities all over the world.

 

 

Todmorden,

National Wildflower Centre

Charitable and educational promoter of wildflower habitats.

Sadly, as of November 2016, this charity ceased business.

We have left the link up as there was some hope that parts of the charity could be saved.

Liverpool
0151 738 1913

Natural Shropshire (& Shropshire Biodiversity Partnership)

for nearby wildlife, biodiversity issues, websites and local field meetings with experts. Runs a free tree scheme for residents in Shropshire every winter

01743 252562

Plantlife

Works to protect wild plants.

14, Rollestone St
Salisbury
01722 342730

Preston Montford Field Studies Centre

Educational charity, training projects, research programmes and leisure courses.

0845 3307378

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

– places to see birds in shropshire. Count your garden birds in their annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey. 
 

Severn Tree Trust

(formerly the International Tree Foundation)

Monthly meetings or visits. Tree planting and newsletter.

Shrewsbury friends of the earth

Shrewsbury FoE group
Coordinators: coordinator@shrewsfoe.org.uk

Barbara Phillips 01743 363010
Frank Oldaker  01743 260971

Sue Fisher Membership Secretary@shrewsfoe.org.uk 01743 358449                                                                           
• Shrewsbury Friends of the Earth hold stocks of information booklets on FoE’s campaigns, and produce a newsletter, and organise walks and talks. Visit our website www.shrewsfoe.org.uk  to learn more about the local group, and to find out how to join us.  We are all volunteers, meeting on the first Monday of the month, in the Pump House, Smithfield Road,  We work on issues such as waste, air quality, transport, and planning
 

Shropshire Badger Group

They have area contacts throughout the county. 

Members can become more involved in dealing with badger problems if they want.

In addition to the field activities to care for badgers there are occasional meetings,with a speaker, slide show, video demonstrations etc.

01743 271999

Shropshire Bat Group

The Bat Group regularly monitors winter hibernacula in the old lead mines around Shropshire 

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

re-discover the Shropshire Hills - an area of outstanding natural beauty; lots of signed local walking, art, shop & cafe

Shropshire Ornithological Society

The Society is involved in the management of several sites in the County,  Venus Pool, an important wetland, is owned and managed by the Society.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

 Shropshire's leading conservation charity. It manages over 40 nature reserves.

Offers a number of volunteering opportunities throughout the county, including:

Survey work, help with events, Education and Gardening help

 

 

Woodcraft Folk

Unique progressive educational movement for children and young adults- designed to be an ecological alternative to the Guides and Scouts.

Woodland Trust

Charity that acquires and protects native UK woodlands,