- Westbury Arts Centre, home to our community garden permaculture project plot
- Transition Town Milton Keynes is part of a global grassroots movement supporting citizen action toward reducing oil dependence and building local community resilience and ecological sustainability;
- MK SOUP is a social enterprise which supports social enterprises – with soup!
- Nigel Crawley, Permaculture Practitioner working at the sustainably run visitor attraction: Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre
Friends & resources from further afield
- Kayode Olafimihan, permaculture practitioner and London Permaculture Festival organiser
- James Hardiman and Susan Courtney, permaculture practitioners and inspiration behind Foldehampton Village for the Future
- The Permaculture Association is a company and registered charity working to design thriving communities across the global permaculture network;
- For some top tips on how to create healthy soil, check out Happy DIY Home’s “Beginner’s Guide to No Dig Gardening”
Books we like:
- The Transition Companion by Rob Hopkins
- Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison
- Fertile Edges by Maddy Harland
- The Self-Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour
- The Backyard Homestead, edited by Carleen Madigan
- Micro Eco-Farming by Barbara Nerst Adams
- Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
- Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway
Farming news, politics & education:
- Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities;
- The Incredible Edible Network aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten in the town by galvanizing the community to plant it there.
- Local resident of Milton Keynes, Alissa Pemberton, runs occasional foraging walks in various places across the city
- Post questions, events and ideas to Hedgewitch Adventures about Foraging, Wildfood Cookery and Bushcraft in the Milton Keynes area
- The Parks Trust occasionally run foraging walks in Milton Keynes parks and woodlands. Check out their website for updates at: theparkstrust.com/whats-on-in-your-parks
- Richard Mawby of Forage Frolics does guided nature walks to show some of the edible plants to incorporate into your diet around the Northampton area.
- The Wild Food & Foraging UK website provides great recipes, guides and Wild Food stories, as well as foraging equipment and books to buy.
- Fungi To Be With is dedicated to connecting the Greater London public to the natural environment through the magical world of fungi. See the walks and workshops on offer at fungitobewith.org
- Fergus the Forager runs regular full day, total-immersion, foraging courses for the general public and privately around Canterbury and the surrounding coast, as well as 3.5hr wild food walks in London parks.
- The Eat Weeds foraging courses in Dorset, Devon, Kent, Sussex and London are led by professional forager Robin Harford are based on the wild edible plants he harvests every day.
- Marquis Wild Food grow a variety of wild foods and heritage vegetables on their 3 acre permaculture small holding on the edge of the Cotswolds. Visit their Facebook page for more about foraging and raised bed gardening around Evesham, the Forest of Dean and Llanybydder, West Wales.
- Go Foraging offer foraging walks and courses in the Bristol and Bath area, the West Country, Wales, and the New Forest. Visit goforaging.co.uk for more.
- Several experimental wild food foragers are running workshops across the UK as part of Totally Wild UK. For courses and updates on what wild plants and mushrooms are available visit totallywilduk.co.uk