Agroecology Land Initiative's Profile

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A Little about Me

The Agroecology Land Initiative is an organisation created to advocate and implement agroecological methods in the UK to help secure food sovereignty, energy independence, and environmental regeneration in a way that is financially viable and socially just. We envision the regeneration of both the countryside and rural economies through the creation of self build co-sufficient community farms rooted in agroecological production.

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We are building a cabin using our own wood, and from local timber from a local saw mill - on a trailer base. This trailer will be sold. We will use round wood and sawn timber, and if you are interested in mobile cabins as well as practising your...
Red Pig Farm is a 70 acre woodland on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons, Wales. We are building a little wood workshop in our larch plantation. If you are interested in practising your essential wood working skills, this project is for you. So...
Located in a secluded woodland on the edge of the Brecon beacons National Park. The structure will be timber framed with green roof. The straw bale infill will be completed in late summer 2016. We are open for long term volunteers for this project...

Why I Build Sustainably

Sara Tommerup leads our build projects currently based at Red Pig Farm in Wales. Sara has a experience in a wide range of natural building techniques and carpentry. Sara is also a MSc graduate from Centre of Alternative Technology.

Building Styles I have Experience in

Cob
Rammed Earth
Earthship/used tires
Straw Bale
Adobe/Mud Bricks
Reclaimed Materials
Local Materials (ie Sustainable Wood)
Thatched
Stone/Flint walls
rocket mass heaters
timber framing

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Building Styles I'm Interested in

Cob
Rammed Earth
Earthship/used tires
Straw Bale
Adobe/Mud Bricks
Reclaimed Materials
Local Materials (ie Sustainable Wood)
Thatched
Stone/Flint walls
We seek to reflect the principles of agroecology in the systems, processes and structures we design as part of our co-sufficient farms. Utilsiing the resources we live with in our locality is fundamental to a regenerative approach in establishing our communal economy.