what we do
We work with local small businesses, providing space, resources and equipment to help them make the most of the woodland in an ecologically conscious way.
Whitelands CIC works to support small scale sustainable industry, offering services for a fraction of the market value, so that working woodlands can become more accessible for all. Payment can be worked out on a sliding scale – we typically ask for 20% of the profits generated from woodland business ventures. Why? Because our aim is to restore both the woodland ecosystem and the local community’s connection with it. If you encourage others to value something for ecological, emotional and economic reasons, they are all the more likely to protect it.
Are you a small trader, land worker, craftsperson or artist? Are you in need of a woodland base? Or simply interested in woodlands and land management? If so, we want to hear from you, and hear how you want to make biodiversity your business.
(Our agreements are based off value to the woodland, often relying on skill sharing or assistance with woodland maintenance rather than financial agreements. Payment may be required in some circumstances.)