Local Distinctiveness

Common Ground is internationally recognised for playing a unique role in the arts and environmental fields, distinguished by the linking of nature with culture, focussing upon the positive investment people can make in their own localities, championing popular democratic involvement, and by inspiring celebration as a starting point for action to improve the quality of our everyday places. We offer ideas, information and inspiration through publications and projects such as the campaign for LOCAL DISTINCTIVENESS, Orchards and Community Orchards, Apple Day, Field Days, Parish Maps, Flora Britannica, Tree Dressing Day, and Confluence.

Apple Source BookOur latest publications are: Community Orchards Handbook second edition 2011; THE APPLE SOURCE BOOK - particular uses for diverse apples, 2008. In 2006 ENGLAND IN PARTICULAR was published - READ MORE HERE. We are a small charity who rely on donations & project grants for our funding ....

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Common Ground is proud to have won the Best Environmental Charity 2010 award from the Independent newspaper. For latest press releases, visit our Media Centre or see our documents available for download.

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e-mail info[at]commonground.org.uk and please visit www.england-in-particular.info

News and events

Confluence
Apple Day
Sculpture
Parish Maps
Trees, Woods, Green Man
Field Days
Market Place