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Useful links

I am a member of the Devon Guild of CraftsmenMember of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Greenhill Arts Gallery, Moretonhampstead Just round the corner from Bellacouche is the most wonderful little art gallery with a continuing change of exhibitions.

Chagfood – a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme in Chagford. They help to keep me fed!

Anne Belgrave – felt maker, artist and former collaborator with Yuli.

Devon Fine Fibres – home of the famous Bowmont sheep, a cross between Merino and Shetland, in a successful attempt to breed a hardy sheep for the British damp climate, which produces the softest, finest fleece.

Chandni Chowk – a Fair Trade Textile company based in Devon; beautiful hand-printed cottons from India.

Information about Green Funerals and Natural Burial:

Arka Original Funerals  – a wonderful independent funeral business based in Brighton, run by a lovely group of women

Divine Ceremony –  based in Bristol, Dee Ryding set up Divine Ceremony in 2015. She is a highly skilled, experienced FD. Highly recommended, as is her mentor…

Funeral Services Guide – providing information on all aspects of arranging a funeral.

Heaven on Earth – run by veteran of progressive funerals, Paula Rainey Croft.

Hear & Soul Funerals – highly recommended funeral director based around Totnes.

The Natural Death Centre – probably your first port of call if you are needing any advice at all surrounding death and dying.

Natural Burial Grounds Index – the same website as above.

Good Funeral Guide – a constantly updated site, with sound advice, lots of research and thinking.

Green Funeral Company – Ruper & Claire Calendar offer an excellent service in the South Hams of Devon – Dartington.

My Last Song – gives lots of suggestions on making a funeral a memorable occasion.

Final Fling –  a very comprehensive site giving lots of information

The Martinsey Isle Trust – “As a Trust, we honour all faiths and the right to none.”

Counselling Directory –  Grief can shake everything up – your beliefs, your personality, and even your sense of reality.  This website may be of help.

Funeral Services Guide – general help for what to do when someone dies.

Natural Meadow and Woodland Burial Grounds:

Atlantic Rest Natural Burial    – just opened in North Devon, near Bude, and a member of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds

Beer Cross Woodland Burials – a new and very beautiful burial site near Okehampton, overlooking Dartmoor.

Crossways, Cheriton Bishop – a well established, well run site nearby.

Fenns Meadow Green Burial Ground – a family run burial ground in Shropshire.

Ludford Park, Shropshire – a stunning natural meadow burial ground near Ludlow, Shropshire

Michael’s Wood Burial Ground – Near Salisbury, a beautiful site with mature trees.

Westmill Woodland Burial – a Community Interest Company (CIC) run by Adam Twine & Liz Rothschild, situated between Oxford & Swindon

Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground – a beautiful site between Banbury and Stratford, Warwickshire, run by Emma Restall-Orr.

Leedam Natural Heritage – Run by James Leedam.  He has eight, beautifully managed sites all over the UK.

Sharpham Natural Burial Ground – a stunning site overlooking my favourite Devon River, the Dart.  Who would want a more beautiful resting place?