chickenshack links

Co-op related Links
Triodos Bank
- Ethical bank and primary lender to Chickenshack
- a support co-op that handles registration and paperwork for worker and housing co-ops.
Catalyst Co-op's forum
A new forum for co-ops to discuss issues of mutual interest
Radical Routes: Network of Radical Co-ops and a credit union type ethical investment scheme. Lots of good contacts and support, even cheap loans
Diggers and Dreamers. The guide to intentional communities living in the UK
Co-operative Assistance Network Limited
Slade and Cooper
- accountants who specialise in co-operatives
ICOF finance for co-operatives and the social economy
Centre for Alternative Technology
offer a free information service on energy related issues
Clear Skies grants towards renewable energy shemes
Enrgy Saving Trust
info and support on renewable energy and energy efficiency
Permaculture Association - Networking and courses, events and more
Reading International Solidarity Centre - Reading based fair trade, community action and support centre

The Farm - Sustainable community in Tennessee
Permaculture Association UK Permaculture education and support network
Permaculture information web
Inspired by PFAF's plant research this is a series attempt to gather permaculture information and experience
Permaculture Research Institute Australia News views debate and courses, australia is where permaculture originated. this is a very good site
Sally Lever Life coach, downshifting, on line and tele-tuition
Pete the Hat or Pete H@ as he goes under nowerdays in the cyber age, Pete is a community activist organising things like the the synaptic fundingraising training events for housing co-ops and other community groups. Mind the g@p

Local Links
Machynlleth Pantomime - That almost legendary annual event, pics and scripts from previous years plus news about the next show
Franktastic - Weblog with a Frank attitiude, news, footie, jokes and other fun stuff Local area on line magazine site
The very efficient heating company. They installed our heating and are brilliant
Amanda Dean Herbalist Mandy works from Covent house natural healing centre in Machynlleth
Hebffinia Put on some of the best gigs in North Wales
Willowbank, Living willow scuplture, Willow cuttings, Willowkits and Willow courses

Tir Penrhos Isaf A long established permaculture plot near Dolgellau in Gwynedd
Wood Dragon: An information resource for the taiji community; accurately and concisely detailing what taiji (tai-chi) is, its origins, benefits and major styles; together with poignant articles.

Workhouse festival Simply the best, msot ecclectic, most chilled out festival in Wales for the last 2 years.

Llanfyllin Workhouse Historic building now subject to an ambitions culture/ permaculture development plan. Creating a permanent, low impact events space and focus for local enterprise

This is the chickenshack permaculture blog, a start of logging some of the accumulated experience developing our home