The Natural World

Applewood Permaculture

Applewood is a 20 acre smallholding as well as a training centre. There are various teaching and course spaces, from heated yurt and barn space to outdoor marquee and open air.

Applewood run a wide range of courses here, mainly focused on either Permaculture or the Cultural Emergence pathways (see website for more info).

The essence of each of their courses is empowerment, so that each person is able to bring their own unique set of skills and life experience to enrich the learning environment.”

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Information on bumblebees including bee activities for different age groups, games, management advice, and bee identification resources.

Butterfly Conservation Society

The Butterfly Conservation Society aims to protect and conserve wild butterflies and moths.

Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE)

CFE helps farming businesses, by signposting to best practice in soil management, crop nutrition and pesticide use.
CFE helps farmers support the natural environment, whilst farming productively.
CFE gives farmers the opportunity to demonstrate their ‘green credentials’ to the rest of the industry and the general public
CFE is a partnership approach, supported by organisations engaged in agriculture and the environment and voluntary industry-led initiatives.

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Catchment Sensitive Farming

Part of Natural England, Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) raises awareness of diffuse pollution from agriculture by giving free farm visits, training and advice to farmers in selected areas in England. The aim of the advice is to improve the environmental performance of farms.

Advice is only available in high priority areas for water quality.

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Common Ground

Strives to seek imaginative ways to engage people with their local environment. The idea of Local Distinctiveness is at the heart of everything we do, and for the last thirty years we have captured the imagination of people all over the country by creating projects like Apple Day, Parish Maps and New Milestones, all of which continue to inspire our new projects and unearth the strong connections that communities have with the landscape that surrounds them.

Conservation (Herefordshire Council)

Information on conservation areas, tree protection, hedgerows, listed buildings, landscapes, green infrastructure, archaeology and ecology

CPRE Herefordshire

CPRE Herefordshire campaigns for a sustainable future for the beautiful landscape in Herefordshire. Their work involves liaising with the planning system to influence the protection of countryside character. They advise members and non-members on planning issues and frequently comment on landscape issues.

Farm Herefordshire

Farm Herefordshire is a group of organisations that have formed a collaborative partnership to support farming in Herefordshire through the promotion of good practice, training and advice.

It works to promote best practice in soil and water management which will help to deliver the Nutrient Management Plan for the Rivers Wye and Lugg.

Forestry Commission

Forestry Commission England is recognised and respected as an international leader in sustainable forestry. They manage a unique public forest estate, where millions of visitors enjoy a wide range of recreational activities by exploring woodlands on foot, cycle and horseback or even getting high up in the tree canopy to enjoy some totally different views.

As well as timber forests they successfully manage native woodlands and other important habitats for wildlife and conservation such as heathlands and bogs.