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Local (and Regional) Craftspeople
Forest of Avon Products - a co-operative of woodworkers of every description (joinery, flooring, cabinet making, charcoal burning, garden furniture, carving, turning, sawmilling, woodland management etc) based in and around Bristol. Something for every purpose. www.forestofavonproducts.co.uk
JPR Environmental - living willow supplies for landscaping and use in the garden. Gloucestershire. www.jprwillow.co.uk
Nick Houghton - mobile sawmilling service (Woodmizer). Malmesbury. 07970 843840. Fax 01666 825274.
Dave Budd - toolsmith and knife-maker. North Devon. www.davebudd.com
ZoŽ Gertner - woodcarver, woodcarving courses. North-west Devon. www.zoegertner.co.uk
Jan and Jerry Sharpe - Cob and Lime building/repair/materials/courses. Mid-Devon. www.jjsharpe.co.uk
Ben and Lois Orford - make hand made carving tools, bushcraft knives and leather goods. They also run courses in tool and knife making and green woodwork. Herefordshire. 01886 880410 or 07866 821308. www.benorford.com
Valley Forestry - forestry, estate maintenance, roundwood timber products. Gloucestershire. 01453 762790.
Norah Kennedy - basketmaker, basket-making courses. Gloucestershire. www.norahkennedywillowworker.co.uk
Phil Hinton - naturally durable outdoor furniture. Gloucestershire. 01453 759200
Adrian Leaman - roundwood timber framer. Gloucestershire. www.wholewoodsenvironmental.co.uk
Paul Hayden - windsor chairmaking courses, Westonbirt Arboretum, Glos..
Coppice, Greenwood, Organic/Sustainable Organisations Countrywide
Green Wood Centre - www.greenwoodcentre.org.uk - green-woodworking courses in Shropshire.
Yarner Trust - www.yarnertrust.co.uk - running courses in sustainable and creative living in North Devon.
APLT (Association of Pole-lathe Turners) - www.bodgers.org.uk - national network of pole lathe turners with local groups.
BHMAT (Bill Hogarth Memorial Apprenticeship Trust) - www.coppiceapprentice.org.uk - nationwide apprenticeship opportunities.
Wwoof (Willing Workers On Organic Farms/World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) - www.wwoof.org - international organisation dedicated to
helping those who would like to volunteer on organic farms.
Soil Association - www.soilassociation.org - environmental charity promoting sustainable, organic farming and championing human health.
Ruth's favourite links:
Thunderbox 2 Go - mobile composting toilets. Devon. www.thunderboxes2go.co.uk
Schoonersail - hands on tall ships sailing holidays and races. Arctic voyages to taster weekends. www.schoonersail.com
The Star Anise Arts Cafe - provides delicious and nourishing seasonal food. Stroud. www.staraniseartscafe.com
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