These projects and activities are happening right now, today. I work for them as best I can. You, too, can probably lend a hand.

Alternatives India (Vikalp Sangam)
organic cotton, forest culture, biofences

L’Atelier Paysan | AgTech Takeback
farming skills, farming tech, self-build

Rural Inspiration Awards in Europe
Slovenian forests, Polish gardens, Andalusian shepherds

Peoples Archive of Rural India (PARI)
artisans, rural transportation, languages

Agroecology Videos
animal welfare, weeds, soil conservation

Community Land Scotland
community ownership, land reform, green finance

Field-to-school projects
plant market, teaching pack, planting seeds

Urban Agriculture Magazine (RUAF)
plants, fish, insects, animals

Atlas of Utopias
cargo bikes, community agriculture, social kitchens

Atlas of the Future
biodiversity, energy, waste

Global Tapestry of Alternatives
weavers, off-grid money, communal webs

Sustainable Tourism In The North
viewing point, off-grid hut, bird observatory

URBACT Good Practices
abandoned spaces, biocanteens, food waste

Africa Wood Grow
Umu Farm, Kathome Farm, Mbumbu Farm

solar dryer for herbs, beekeeping survey, biorefining

EIP_Agri Focus Groups
Ecological Focus Areas, circular horticulture, High Nature Value Farming

Forum Synergies
access to land, food chains, renewable energy

ARC2020 Rural Europe Takes Action
Farm2Fork, Global Bean project, village shops

Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA)
agriculture, forestry, rural development

The Blue Economy
metals without mining, propulsion without gas, new sugars

Positive News
eating insects, urban greening, hydrogen trains

European Network for Community-Led Initiatives (ECOLISE)
ecovillages, permaculture, transition

The Nature of Cities
urban nature, urban plant selection, hydrospheres

European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI)
organic farming, plant health, greenhouses

Ecosystem Restoration Camps
living labs, knowledge exchange, training centers

URBACT Good Practices
Green Cities, Productive Cities, Just Cities

Curry Stone Design Prize
community development, natural building, public space

Seeds of Good Anthropocenes
fish baskets, complementary currencies, cable cars

Knowledge Link
High Nature Value Farming (HNV)

Les Colibris: Chez Nous
bio shops, alternative schools, farm2table

Les Colibris: Project Oasis
eco places, autonomous collectives, community energy

village theatre, fermentation, local shops

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
quarries, mines, watersheds

European Network for Rural Development (ENRD)
youth tourism, agro fibres, mountain cheeses

Social Food Atlas
social harvest festivals, urban farms, cooperative grain growing

Food System Vision Prize
stone barns, cool waters, domes

Lets Ideas Food 300 Projects
school cantines, loss & waste, sustainable diets

Terre de Liens
soil care, land access, citizen action

Urban Biodiversity Hub (Actions by 700+ Municipal Governments)
rooftop parks, coot nests, salmon-safe streams

New Nature Movement
pollinator partnerships, green roofs, therapeutic landscapes

Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA)
access to land, local food, urban-rural

Natura 2000 (EU nature protection areas)
Lithuanian peatlands, old-growth forests in Bulgaria, Shepherd Week in Finland

Global Database for City and Regional Food Policies
food legislation, funding allocations, regulations

Urban Nature: 1,000 examples from 100 European cities.
green roofs, parking lots, pocket parks….

Social Farms and Gardens
mentoring in Scotland, social gardens in Glasgow, field-to-fork in Ireland

High Nature Value Farming
Uplands on Dartmoor, ridges in Romania, grasslands in Greece….

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Sites (GIAHS)
Oases in the Maghreb, Rice Fish Duck System in China, Saffron in Kashmir

Burrenbeo Trust
Biodiversity Action Plans, community training, learning landscape…

European Wilderness Society
wild art, nature experience in Bulgaria, insect respect in Austria

Urban Nature Atlas
eco parks, rooftop gardens, social orchards

Forum Synergies
wool processing, traditional buildings, grassroots agroecology

Project Drawdown
marine permaculture, women smallholders, silvopasture

Rural Design Week Italy
intelligent beehives, agri biomedicine, cheese packaging

Global Forest Generation
Andes Action, water security, forest stewards,

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (@CoventryCAWR)
sustainable food planning, agroecology, bee-friendly gardening

Indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ collective territories of life (ICCA)
Territorios de Vida, Tahitian knowledge, alternatives to mining

Centre for Mountain Studies (Scotland)
biodiversity, deer management, sustainable heritage

Oakland Institute 38 AgroEcological Case Studies
Water Harvesting, Biological Pest Control, Cover Cropping

Trees For Cities
Forest Bathing, Edible Forests, Edible Playgrounds

Food systems transformation
agriculture networks, social equity, systems thinking

Paris region working with nature (28 practical ways)
wetlands revitalisation, pollinators, green rooftops

Agriculture Atlas
biodiversity, rural development, organic farming

The Water atlas: traditional knowledge to combat desertification
A 447p treasure trove…

Traditional Knowledge World Bank
terracing systems, water control, seed sewing

Endangered Landscapes Programme
Romania, Belarus, Scotland

Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI)
bicycle weeder, cotton stripper, fertilizer dibbler

Honeybee Network, India
traditional knowledge, water systems, forest medicines

UNDP Accelerator Labs
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