Co-op culture and Making Local Woods Work

Making Local Woods Work succeeds through our network of experienced and knowledgeable advisors who provide tailored advice to help our groups achieve their own goals. Our advisors specialise in a range of different areas including business planning, surveying, share offers and woodland management to name but a few, often working with groups which might not … Continue reading Co-op culture and Making Local Woods Work

Making connections in the wood

Woods are great places to meet. Friends and family come together for a picnic. Dog walkers exchange greetings each morning. Local community members congregate for a walk or volunteering session. The opportunities are many and diverse. Meetings in working woodlands can inspire action – enabling people to see social, environmental and economic change and connect … Continue reading Making connections in the wood

Making Local Woods Work a ‘Hub’ of activity!

Our recent ‘Hubs’ event saw Making Local Woods Work bring together a range of Woodland Social Enterprises and specialists in the fields of woodland management and social enterprise to wrestle over the definition and potential for woodland social enterprise hubs. This is an emerging field with a ‘hub’ broadly defined as an organisation which seeks … Continue reading Making Local Woods Work a ‘Hub’ of activity!

Wild Woodland Fair – Enterprising Woodlands

Maria Wilding, Communications and Development Officer for Llais y Goedwig, gives a flavour of proceedings at the Annual Gathering and AGM which brought together woodland community groups, social enterprises, experts in a range of relevant sectors and policy-makers. The two-day event was positively received with particular enthusiasm for the workshop sessions on funding and planning. … Continue reading Wild Woodland Fair – Enterprising Woodlands

Making straw work: thoughts by Steve Donagain

Through support from Making Local Woods Work, four Woodland Social Enterprises ( Leeds Coppice Workers, Glue Collective, Whistlewood Common and Nene Coppicing and Crafts) came together for an exciting and ‘hands-on’ Straw-bale Building workshop hosted by Hill Holt Wood. Following a presentation on straw-bale building methods and the basic principles, the group were taken on … Continue reading Making straw work: thoughts by Steve Donagain

Staff changes at Plunkett Foundation

Plunkett Foundation is Making Local Woods Work’s managing partner and we are very pleased to announce that the project team has recently been joined by Megan McFarlane who will be supporting delivery of the project in a number of areas. Megan has broad experience within the community and voluntary sectors and joins us from Click … Continue reading Staff changes at Plunkett Foundation

One month on: Woodland Social Enterprise Network

After its official launch day on Thursday 9 March, we would like to thank you all for joining the network and contributing to some wonderful discussions already! With over 110 members, we look back on what has been going on so far: Sharing case studies - Shared Assets posted about the case studies they have put together, … Continue reading One month on: Woodland Social Enterprise Network

Grown in Britain – here to help you

Grown in Britain is a partner in Making Local Woods Work helping deliver the support needed by woodland social enterprises. They're working with participant groups to help develop their woodland management plans and understand their woodland resources and potential markets. They’ve helped groups get their plans together in a coherent and easily understood format that … Continue reading Grown in Britain – here to help you