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Sustainable Melbourne Area

We like to let you know about businesses and organisations that are operating sustainably, or promoting sustainability in some way.  If you have a business or organisation that you would like to feature on this page please email us.

Green Wood Days  Peter Wood of Ticknall runs a course centre in Spring Wood near Melbourne on the Staunton Harold Estate.  Courses are offered in green woodworking such as Windsor Chairmaking, willow weaving, coracle making and longbow making.  Peter also runs corporate teambuilding events and works with schools.  Food and materials are all sourced locally where possible.

The Gardener’s Bothy is at Staunton Harold, near the Ferrer’s Centre.  It stocks products made from locally-sourced wood, vintage and reclaimed items, garden products and much more.  They also host courses.

The Ten Mile Timber Company is the timber and firewood arm of the Staunton Harold Estate – providing local timber and firewood, mostly grown and used within 10 miles of Staunton Harold.

The National Forest Company offers free trees to residents of the National Forest, and grants to plant larger areas of woodland.

Calke Abbey is pushing to become more sustainable and has a biomass boiler, great gardens, restaurant and shop stocking local produce and much more.

Best Kept Secret is a dress agency in William’s Yard in Melbourne.  It has an upmarket boutique feel and the staff are really welcoming.  You can buy and sell good quality ladies fashion -both casual and special occasion, and hire hats.