Current Projects

Happy New Year! Here’s a summary of projects I’m working on in 2021. Click on the pics to find out more.

Blanchland Heritage CIO

Blanchland residents want their Grade 1 listed Abbey and its monastic craft and produce heritage to be the heart of a sustainable future for their village.

Rural Churches for Everyone

A collective approach to securing sustainable futures for 34 historic Northumbrian church buildings, meeting the needs of the communities they serve.

Wild Allen Dales

Hyperlocal, community led action, creating a sustainable green recovery, rooted in the natural, cultural and social capital of the Allen Dales.

Kielderhead Wildwood

Digital walks to help you discover one of England’s most remote valleys, repopulated with trees cloned from the last native Scots Pines of England.

Nature’s Living Room CIC

Informal, therapeutic sessions in nature for anyone who needs them. A space for people of all ages and abilities to create, play, gain skills and feel at home

The Fruiting Tree CIC

Conserving, propagating and sharing edible fruit trees and shrubs from the Tyne valleys. Storing genetic diversity and increasing food security.

Weardale Museum

Community Engagement, social capital, and business development support for the trustees expanding Weardale Museum into the listed High House Chapel.

The Hive at Nenthead

Following audience development in its fledgling phase, now evaluating the £1.7M redevelopment of a community owned visitor centre and arts cafe

Prudhoe Walled Garden

Supporting a partnership from the NHS trust and local people to reclaim the derelict walled garden and glasshouses for community use.

Half Acres Homestead

Restorative management of our three acres: originally a pheasant farm, now blooming with a hay meadow, orchard and productive hedges