Green Living Centre

Local and Sustainable Materials

The Problem: Destructive patterns of resource exploitation and use of non-local materials in construction and manufacture increase environmental harm and reduce gains to the local economy.

Green Oak constructionOrchard Barn Environmental Education (OBee) - Ringshall

... committed to hands-on, low-tech environmental education

OBee provide courses in using traditional materials such as Cob and Green Oak. Orchard Barn is a 17th Century barn that they are restoring using these materials. See map for location (near Stowmarket).

Orchard Barn website