Family Fun Day Oct 14th – Social Saturday

Come and celebrate with us at our Family Fun Day on Social Saturday 14th Oct 10am -2pm. Not only do you get great deals on reclaimed timber but all our surpluses go to fund our social and environmental mission.

We actively help local people at a disadvantage who have been marginalised in the job market. We aim to transform lives by offering employment and volunteering opportunities and employment support within our organisation.

Come and find out more about what we do, watch demonstrations, Build a bird Box, Giant Garden Games refreshments and great discounts on timber on the day.

We’d love to see you

Forest Defenders Conference – Oxford. 21st-22nd June

This very interesting and timely Forest Defenders Conference highlights the ongoing plight of indigenous peoples from forested areas. Their misfortune is to be in the way of (often illegal) logging operations to harvest valuable tropical hardwood timber. Their suffering is shocking and eye-opening.

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Forest Defenders Tickets – including Film screening and talk.

 

Buying sustainable timber.

Most European timber is certified under PEFC or FSC schemes. There’ s not a huge problem with European and forestry, which is widely regarded as sustainable.

If you are sourcing new timber from further afield, please be aware that there is still a huge amount of illegal and unsustainable logging going on. The drivers for this are the high value of certain exotic timbers, facilitated by poor governance in some of the countries affected. Make sure when sourcing new timber or timber products that they carry the FSC logo.

 

 

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