Local Resources


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Attenborough Nature Centre and Reserve, with waymarked trails alongside tranquil waters Attenborough provides an ideal place to get some fresh air and connect with nature, just a few miles from Nottingham’s city centre. Visit their website to find out about the activities available.

https://www.whistlewoodcommon.org/ Permaculture set up in Melbourne, Derbyshire where you can visit and volunteer.

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/adult-education/centres/derbyshire-eco-centre/derbyshire-eco-centre.aspx Derbyshire Eco Learning Centre in the Derbyshire Dales. Their programme covers a wide range of sessions and courses to help us live more lightly on the earth.

Visit Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Woodside Farm on the Nutbrook Trail at Shipley Country Park. This is the largest protected area in the county outside the Peak District National Park.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/ Visit Budby South Forest in Mansfield, Sherwood Forest in Mansfield and Carsington Water in Ashbourne. Use the reserves finder link to see what birds you can hope to see at each reserve.

Amber Valley Wines Vinyeard in Wessington, Derbyshire. Fantastic place to visit, using organic and sustainable methods. Wind and solar power, compost toilet, large wildflower meadow. Excellent tours available and can include food with vegan and gluten free options available. C


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Waste Nott – Zero waste shop in Sherwood, Nottingham run by a Community Group.

Skopa – Zero waste shop in the heart of Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

Sue’s Sustainables – A lovely shop in Belper, Derbyshire selling food you can buy in brown paper bags or in your own containers; refills supplied and plastic-free solutions.

Shop Zero – Zero waste shop in Nottingham City Centre. They also offer a click and collect service and delivery service to certain postcodes.

Refill Campaign Find out about the Refill Campaign to reduce the use of plastic water, download the app and find your nearest free refill station.

Refills on the Road – Derbyshire’s first mobile zero waste shop. Comes to Heanor market on Friday, appointments necessary.


Little Green Folk – A fantastic Facebook page based in Heanor, Derbyshire sharing information and discussion on all things ECO and Earth friendly. For more read Alison Faulkner’s blog about Little Green Folk.

Derbyshire Food Growing Network Facebook group “We are a supportive community. We wish to raise the profile of food growing locally. We will seek to share food and resources, including knowledge, with each other and the wider community.”

Naturehood Project by Earthwatch Europe – A community science project to help connect us with nature and dedicated to reversing wildlife decline. You can read more here about how SEAG is supporting Naturehood.

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