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Friday, 21 June 2013
Talking about the Forest of Avon Wood Products Cooperative at 'Bristopia', part of the Bristol Big Green Week
I was invited to give a talk today at 'at-Bristol' as part of an exhibition called 'Bristopia', which looks at the future of Bristol as a centre for sustainable development.This is especially relevant as the city has just been declared European Green Capital for 2015.
My talk was about the not-for-profit marketing cooperative that I'm a member of: the Forest of Avon Products. We try to promote local, sustainable wood use and recycling of timber and have been part of the woodworking scene in Bristol for 14 years.
The co-op is based around the Bower Ashton Woodyard in Bristol and we are currently trying to secure an extension of our lease from the council. This would allow expansion of the companies who are already tenants (including renovating the derelict historic buildings in the courtyard around us) and would also open more workshop space for other designers and makers. Eventually, the woodyard could easily become a national or international hub of expertise in supplying and processing local timbers.
If you would like to see more about the Forest of Avon Products Cooperative, follow this link:
You can also see more at this previous post: