Like-minded organisations and initiatives

Local

Green and Away

Green & Away is a tented sustainable non-profit events venue based in Worcestershire, available to hire for conferences, courses, celebrations and eco-camping. Established in 1990, we are also an educational charity and aim to inspire and encourage environmental and social change through experiential learning and sustainable living in practice.

Worcestershire Partnership

The Worcestershire Partnership brings together local government, public services such as health, learning providers, police and probation, voluntary and community organisations and local businesses within Worcestershire, in order to tackle issues that affect Worcestershire residents’ quality of life – such as crime, health, jobs, education and transport.

Straw Man Build

A blog documenting the build of a straw bale meditation space.

National and international

Transition Towns

“A movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world.”

Centre For Alternative Technology

“CAT is an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. We cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.”

Low Impact Living Initiative

“This site is for everyone wishing to gain skills & live more sustainably. Browse the boxes below for 200+ topics, each with introduction, books, magazines, articles, videos, advice, courses, products & services, links and more.”

Permaculture Association

“We support our members and others in the permaculture network to design thriving communities across Britain by applying permaculture ethics and principles, and to contribute to permaculture worldwide.”

Soil Association

“The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.”

Land Worker’s Alliance

“The Landworkers’ alliance is an organisation of people who make their livelihoods from producing food, fuel and fibre using sustainable methods of production. We work to raise the profile of small-scale producers and family farms and highlight the obstacles they face, both to the public and to government. In doing this we campaign for better policy to support agro-ecology and food sovereignty.”

Resurgence

“The Resurgence Trust is a UK-based educational charity that has become the flagship voice of the environmental movement across the globe. Our mission is to inspire each other to help make a difference and find positive solutions to the global challenges we now face.”

Embercombe

“Our purpose is to be a powerful and innovative catalyst for the emergence of leaders and change agents who will take courageous action for a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.”

 

Campaigns

Chicken Out!

Do you know about the life your fresh supermarket chickens led before they reached the table? Few people know about the conditions suffered by most broiler chickens – those reared for meat. These birds live short lives, in cramped conditions, without ever seeing natural daylight.

Through the Chicken Out! campaign, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Compassion in World Farming are reaching out to consumers, politicians, producers and retailers to put an end to the intensive ‘factory’ farming of chickens.

Meat Free Mondays

You can find a host of Meat Free Monday recipes from some of the UK’s top chefs, as well as classics from Linda McCartney on the site.

Slow Food

We are thoroughly into slow food and the slow food movement. Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. It was founded in 1989 in Italy.

 

Local Makers, Designers and Artisans

Ruby’s Kitchen

Alfrick, Hand-made Biscuits & Fudge

Ruby’s handmade biscuits and fudge are produced in the Teme Valley, Worcestershire using locally sourced honey and free range eggs, British sugar and best of all – real Gloucestershire farmhouse butter.

Jackie Harris Glass

Unique stained-glass windows, panels and gift items handcrafted using traditional methods and quality materials.

Barbourne Cider

Ciders made from a mixture of bittersweet, bittersharp and sharp apples which are grown in standard and half standard orchards in Worcestershire. They take a pride in knowing the orchard location and the varieties of apples used in every barrel made which in turn means they’re able to understand and influence the flavours and qualities of the finshed ciders.

Suppliers we use

Auro paints

For the decoration of The Fold® we principally used Auro paints as they have some of the highest environmental credentials available.

Eco-nomical

Solar collector and rainwater harvesting retailers and installers. This is the company that provided the Café’s solar water heating panels on the cafe roof.

Energy Tracers

Want to save money on your heating bills? Transition Malvern Hills introduces ENERGY TRACERS, Thermal Imaging Surveys. Thermal imaging surveys by inspecting the inside of a warmed house and using a blower door, draughts and poor insulation can be seen. A video with verbal report is left and advice is given on future actions together with installing an energy monitoring and action pack. “We are looking for “Hot Spotters” who will have this service for free provided they organise ideally 3 or 4 friends or neighbours within 10 miles travelling time to have their houses surveyed on the same day”.

Householders pay £50 (ex VAT) each for a service worth hundreds of pounds. *In the Malvern AoNB we have been awarded grants so the service is FREE!*

For more information please contact Lynn Jones 07976 617645.

 

What’s on in The Fold area

Visit Worcestershire

The Official Tourism Website for Worcestershire.
Find out about all the things to do at the great Worcestershire attractions.

 

Getting around The Fold

For Cyclists

Sustrans.org.uk
cycle-route.com
cycleroutesuk.com

For Walkers

Ordnance Survey Maps
Survey maps with all footpaths & bridleways marked

Canal and River Trust
For walks including the waterways