Current projects

Updated Nov 2021 – Here’s a summary of projects I’m working on. Click on the pics to find out more.

Blanchland Community Development Organisation

Supporting the village residents to plan for a Net-Zero Carbon, hyperlocal recovery, collaborating with Rural Innovation Project to develop the Audiences, Abbey, Acoustics, Archives, Artisans, and the Archaeology of their grade 1 listed church and its unique monastic village.

Rural Churches for Everyone

Helping PCCs to secure sustainable futures for their historic Northumbrian church buildings – a trial in four rural benefice clusters. Collaborators: Northumberland Coast AONB, Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB, Community Action Northumberland and National Innovation Centre for the Rural Economy

Wild Allen Dales

Hyperlocal, community led action, creating a sustainable green recovery, rooted in the natural, cultural and social Supporting trustees of Fawside charity to develop a Community Climate Action Plan.

Nature’s Living Room CIC

Offering informal, restorative experiences in nature to anyone who needs them, providing a space in nature for people of all ages and abilities to create, play, gain skills and feel at home.

Living Woods North East CIC

Helping people work together to plant and manage native woodlands, edible orchards, wildlife-rich hedgerows and productive trees to mitigate climate overheating and biodiversity loss, and improve the Nature Connectedness, mental health and physical well-being of themselves, each other, and the public.

Weardale Museum

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

Half Acres Homestead

Regenerative management of our three acres: originally a pheasant farm, now blooming with a hay meadow, productive hedges and a developing forest garden.