Greenheart is a social enterprise established in 2007. we work with schools, youth clubs, community groups and charities to provide workshops, create outdoor spaces and manage projects that have a positive impact on people and planet.
Our ethics are the permaculture principles of People care, Earth care and Fair share. We are not for profit and aim to have positive impacts on the people and communities we work with as well as caring for local green spaces. Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating regenerative ways of living: a practical method for developing ecologically harmonious ethical, human-scale and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere.
We aim to be able to work with any group and can work in any space. Our set up is mobile.
Greenheart are specialists in green woodworking. Green woodwork is traditional woodland crafts using hand tools enabling participants to use creativity and craft to develop confidence.
Food growing is something we are passionate about, we have installed vegetable gardens in educational settings and community spaces. We are currently creating an educational food forest in the heart of Nottingham. The beneifts of gardening and food growing for well-being are well proven, after years of growing the delight of a seed germinating is still greatly satisfying. Empowerment is one of our biggest aims as an organistion.
Pat has been green wood working for over 20 years after being involved in and inspired by our wonderful sister project, Galgael in Scotland. He has deisgned many a wonderful space and inspired numerous young people by giving them skills which have helped them grow.
We are well aware of the benefits to well-being through traditional crafts, horticulture and simply being in nature. Eco-therapy is something we are passionate about.
We run a range of practical workshops which are an exciting and informative way to engage children and adults. Some if these are Forest schools for children’s and adults, family permaculture education, woodworking, food growing education.
Workshops can be run in local woodlands, our city base or can be set up in any outdoor space.
We aim to cater for all ages, abilities and needs.