Plants For A Future

Postal Address
The Field
St Veep
Lostwithiel
PL22 0QJ

Electronic Mail kenfern1@btinternet.com
Telephone
01208 873554
World Wide Web http://www.pfaf.org/
Year started
1989
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
6
Ideological focus
ecological
Legal structure
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
yes

Plants For A Future is a resource centre for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses. We practise vegan-organic permaculture with emphasis on creating an ecologically sustainable environment using perennial plants. We provide extensive information on 7380 useful plants.

We are a small environmental group, run entirely by volunteers, that was established in 1989 when a 28-acre barley field in Cornwall was purchased as a place to demonstrate the many uses of plants. Since then, an extensive native woodland has been planted and over a thousand species of edible and otherwise useful plants are also being grown.

There always seems to be more work to do at the land than there are people and time to get it done. Therefore we actively welcome people who want to come and stay for a while with us as volunteers.

This is a place to visit if you are interested in plants and being with nature – but not if you want a community of people since there is no planning permission and most members live in a nearby village.

Facilities are primitive: there is one agricultural shed with basic cooking facilities, a compost toilet, but there is no electricity or running hot water.

Visitors will need to camp and are expected to help work on the site.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community does not have broadband internet access
community generates some of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community does not have an organised system for car sharing
community is not accessible by public transport
community does not share utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community has some kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
no communal animals
no regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
London
WC1N 3XX
United Kingdom

info@diggersanddreamers.org.uk

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Plants For A Future is currently looking for new members

Send them a message:
kenfern1@btinternet.com

Plants For A Future is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
kenfern1@btinternet.com