The Roots Project Facebook page provides up to date information on our events and activities.
Kent Reptile & Amphibian Group KRAG promotes and works to conserve,
Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre are the primary collection centre for ecological records in Kent. They supply invaluable and comprehensive information for individuals and groups and ask that records are submitted to them in return to enable greater sharing of information throughout the Kent region.
The Conservation Volunteers : TCV help thousands of people each year to reclaim local green places. Through their own environmental projects and their support network of 2,000 community groups (including ours).
Kent Downs AONB Official website for the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The site provides detailed information and mapping, educational events, enterprise and land management guidance within the AONB.
Small Woodland Owners Group SWOG was formed to aid the enjoyment, diversity and conservation of British woodland. Membership is completely free and is open to anyone interested in the management or simply the enjoyment of woodland.
Flora Locale Flora Locale provides training, information and networking opportunities for land managers throughout Britain and Ireland to develop, share and promote best practice for restoring wild plants and habitats in towns and the countryside.
Aquilla Bird Tours Consultancy and bird tours alongside a fantastic bird watching blog run by ornithologist Ashley Powell.
Kent Tree and Pond Partnership The Kent Tree & Pond Partnership are all volunteer tree or pond wardens enthusiastic about their local town or rural environment, often linked to parishes or other local organisations, and involved in either trees and woodlands, or ponds …. or both!
Kent Tree and Pond Partnership Facebook page The Kent Tree and Pond Wardens Partnership (as above) on Facebook
Arts and Crafts
The Campaign for Drawing The Campaign for Drawing is an independent charity which raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.
The Big Draw An international community festival which offers thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities connecting people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators – and each other.
Alexandra De Rossignol A talented local stained glass artist, photographer and genuinely lovely lady who supports and organises community art events
Ashford Visual Artists AVA aims to develop the practice and appreciation of the visual arts in the region by promoting exhibitions and events.
Nature-based Education and Training
AJS Crafts Local woodsman Alan Sage hosts a wide range of traditional woodland craft related courses based in the Ashford area. His website lists the courses available and provides great inspiration for sustainable woodland projects.
Archemedies Providers of training for Forest School, Social Forestry and Outdoor Learning practitioners.
Greenbow.co.uk Another excellent training provider for outdoor education practitioners, run by Patrick Harrison.
Kent Enterprise Trust is a well-established charity recognised for changing people’s lives by getting them into or back into employment or training. The charity runs projects that generate an income to support the charity. They also rent office space, hold conferences and offer virtual office assistance.
Ann Millers Mushrooms Ann Miller sells mushroom spawn, inoculated dowels and cultivation kits for people who want to grow their own mushrooms, specialising in species which can be grown on hardwood logs in the UK.
WigglyWrigglers Supplies composting worms to companies, local authorities and individual customers, as well as home composting kits.
Wormery Suppliers of Tiger Worms and an excellent source of wormery related info.
The Barefoot Beekeeper promotes natural, minimal intervention beekeeping using top bar hives. The site includes free plans for making a top bar hive and many resources for those interested in a more natural approach to bee keeping.
Folkestone Owl Rescue Sanctuary provides a refuge for owls that are injured in the wild or can no longer be looked after in captivity. They also care for and (when possible) re-release wild owl chicks which have been rescued within the Kent area (including our very own Terence, a Tawny Owl chick found covered in flies at King’s Meadow having fallen out of the nest at less than 2 weeks old and was successfully re-released a month later).
Other local links
Charing Parish Council run a local website for the Parish of Charing including details of upcoming events and current issues of local interest.