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Plants for a Future by Richard Morris, Vegan Views 91 (Winter 2001/02)

Plants For A Future has been promoting vegan organic horticulture, woodland gardening, and the use of perennial plants for the past twelve years. We have established two sites; our research centre in Cornwall and our visitors centre in Devon. We hope that the visitors centre will become a focus for educating the public in the useful properties of plants and a sustainable vegan way of life.

We recently gained a grant for £25,000 from the Devon and West Somerset Key Fund, which has been used to buy all the equipment needed for the second stage in the development of our visitors centre. Our task is now to train 500 people in the basics of vegan organic horticulture by the end of August and construct the basic facilities on site. To achieve this task we need to find people who would like to run courses on the site, and people who would like to join the core group running the site. We already have some ideas for courses: wetland systems, broad-scale permaculture design, a fund raising course and a one day Plants For A Future basic training scheme. But we are happy to consider any other course you might like to run and are happy to work in conjunction with other groups.

We are also looking for people who might like to be a "Friend of Plants For A Future" - our membership scheme. This year we want to make a thousand friends, if we can do this we will have the financial security to ensure the long term future of the site. Membership is only £10 and members receive regular newsletters, discounts on courses and enrolment in our Plants For A Future basic training scheme. Another way you could help is by taking out loanstock - a long term loan - which would really help secure the site and enable the project to grow.

Plants For A Future also offers a wide range of resources, a book "Plants For A Future - edible and useful plants for a healthier world", a computer data base of 7000 useful plants and a wide range of leaflets and a web site www.pfaf.org which contains all our educational material.

If you are interested in volunteering, running a course, becoming a friend, taking out loanstock or in any other of our resources please write to:

Richard Morris, Plants For A Future, 1 Lerryn View, Lerryn, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 OQJ. Tel. 01208 872 963/07813 067250/0845 458 4719. Email: webmaster@pfaf.org. Web: www.pfaf.org.

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