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Professional leaders, practitioners & consultants

We use our skills and experience to help communities, voluntary groups and individuals by leading sustainable land-based projects. We provide outdoor learning activities and share information about the natural world 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.

LEADING

We write plans, specifications and designs for protected sites and lead projects on nature reserves, public open spaces, private land and gardens.

ENGAGING

We work with councils, charities and private companies to plan and deliver outdoor learning events and nature conservation activities in Surrey.

A collective community-based approach

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

PAUL RITCHIE

Sorbus Learning CIC

I am a consultant biologist and outdoor learning practitioner with a passion for nature conservation, wildlife gardening, art and rural crafts. I advise about managing habitats and teach ecology 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 wildlife.

SARAH LYNE

Alyne Ecology Ltd

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 CIC

I am a creative communicator working in the advertising, social media, arts, editorial and events industries. I facilitate inspiring and innovative creative events and experiences for clients and local communities.

Our Community Statement (CN: 13256751 UK)

Our activities benefit local communities, voluntary groups and individuals in Surrey (and further afield) with a focus on leading land-based projects, facilitating outdoor learning activities and sharing advice. We achieve this through collective working with councils, small businesses, charities and others to benefit adults, young people and families.

Partnerships

We develop partnerships & local collectives that can work together to plan, resource & deliver sustainable projects & outdoor learning activities.

Projects

Our projects provide courses, workshops, talks, walks, events & advice about ecology, nature conservation, countryside management, wildlife gardening, arts & crafts.

Funding

We help partnerships and collectives apply for grants & secure resources for projects & outdoor learning activities that improve biodiversity & well-being of people.

Learning

We deliver projects & learning activities for local people who gain knowledge, understanding & skills & share experiences of wildlife, the natural environment and art.