Welcome to this web-site from Common Ground, the charity which encourages you to stand up for your place. Our localities need our constant attention, and our task here is to excite people - as locals or visitors - with ways of getting under the surface of places, offering a way of looking at the local, a kind of evolving celebration along with ideas for effecting change. Please return often, we have made a start, a few ways of navigating the great common wealth of nature, landscapes, buildings, settlements, histories, myths and stories, always on the move, which in their interweaving give us the rich and varied particularity of our surroundings.
Books include: Community Orchards Handbook (2008), The Apple Source Book - particular uses for diverse apples (2007), ENGLAND IN PARTICULAR (2006) - an encyclopaedia of LOCAL DISTINCTIVENESS, championing the importance of variegation in the everyday, with England as our example. Click here for the CAMPAIGN FOR LOCAL DISTINCTIVENESS. We are a small charity and rely on donations and project grants for our funding ...
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