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Professional trainers & consultants

We offer a range of environmental services including teaching, training, talking to and engaging with communities, groups and individuals. We can advise you, help you plan and share ideas for improving your garden or green space to benefit wildlife and people.

TEACHING

We deliver an annual programme of short courses for adults about our main themes of ecology and conservation. We develop bespoke courses for clients.

TRAINING

We run practical workshops for gardening and countryside skills. We offer a variety of rural craft and art activities inspired by the nature and wildlife around us.

TALKING

We speak to local community groups, clubs and organisations about topics from our main themes of ecology, conservation and wildlife gardening.

ADVISING

We carry out ecological surveys and habitat assessments. We advise how to create, restore, maintain and enhance habitats to benefit wildlife and people.

PLANNING

We write site management plans, small farm plans, specifications and information for protecting, conserving and managing protected sites, nature reserves, public open spaces, private land and gardens.

ENGAGING

We work in partnership with Surrey Wildlife Trust, Brockham Parish Council and Garden Cider Company to deliver outdoor learning and nature conservation in Surrey.

A partnership approach

Our teams work together so that we share our knowledge, experience, information & ideas with you.

PAUL RITCHIE

Sorbus Learning

I am a consultant biologist and outdoor trainer with a passion for ecology, conservation, wildlife gardening, rural crafts and arts. I teach and advise about managing habitats and countryside skills.

CHRIS KNIGHT

A Fire of Joy

I am an environmental trainer and a Level 3 Forest School Leader. I love helping adults find their inner child and the joy of sitting by a camp fire in the woods making wooden spoons and enjoying the wildlife.

SARAH LYNE

Alyne Ecology

I am the Principle Ecologist and owner of a small consultancy that provides ecological services to private clients. We specialise in species surveys, UK Habitat Classifications and Phase 1 Habitat Surveys.

CALLUM RITCHIE

Site Collective

I am creative director of a community events company that provides inspiring and innovative creative experiences. I am a creative communicator working in the arts, editorial and events based industries.