Your support as a volunteer or donor allows us to continue our work and is very important to us. Ways you can help to support our valuable work, including: becoming a member, making a donation, volunteering, leaving a legacy gift, and buying products from the shop.
The Activities and Services of Plants For A Future include:
- Research is on going since much of the information on plant uses has been lost from every day life but is stored in books and research papers. We are collating this information in a more accessible way, in the form of a database, which currently consists of nearly 7,000 species of plants. Further research is carried out by visiting gardens around the country recording the results of these visits.
- We realise that it is important to have correct information so we are updating and improving the content of the database and website by sourcing and presenting new information and by encouraging experts to examine and update plant input (see the section below for more information if you would like to help out). Additional information being added to the database includes Images, A more ‘user friendly’ description of each plant and a visual quick reference of sun, water requirements, and hardiness. We hope you like it..
- Plants For A Future is a non-profit making resource centre supplying information. We do not charge for our services but ask for donations to at least cover our costs.
There are a number of ways you can support us:
Make a donation
By donating to PFAF, you can help support and expand our activities and get the information across to a wider audience. If you would like to donate to support the ongoing work and development of our research centre and website you can make a donation via with website or send a cheque. Please make your donation cheque payable to Plants For A Future.
Support a PFAF project
For those wishing to make larger contributions to help develop Plants For A Future, a number of exciting projects are available for you to support. Projects range from new initiatives at 'The Field' in Cornwall to the development of the database and website. Contact us for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Your enthusiasm, time and support are always welcome and greatly appreciated by PFAF. You can volunteer physically at 'The Field' in Cornwall or become involved in developing the PFAF website and database.
At 'The Field' in Cornwall, UK there are always more jobs to do than time in which to do them, so we welcome volunteers to help us with the work. More...
We are constantly on the look out for new sources of useful plants, particularly from those people who travel to or live in other temperate zones. Please contact us if you feel you might be willing to help. It does not require botanical knowledge, just a willingness to search out sources of seed in that area.
For the website and database we are looking to create an expert group of editors, contributors, and moderators that is being convened online. If you have and would like to share knowledge and expertise on plants, their uses, constituents and cultivation with Plants For A Future website users ( 160,000 unique users and over 1 million page impressions per month ), we would like you to join the group. This is an opportunity to help expand the general pool of knowledge on plants and increase both its quality and its accessibility to botanists, students, plant lovers, herbalists, nutritionists, cooks, gardeners and others.
How much time and effort you would put in is very much up to you, so you will choose your preferred field(s) of expertise and level of involvement...More.
Become A Friend
You can make a regular donation to support PFAF's activities...More
Your organisation can support PFAF through sponsorship in cash, or in kind. We understand that businesses want to make a worthwhile contribution to the environment therefore we have made it easy for you to do just that - through engaging businesses in creative solutions that are producing real and measurable change. Please contact us directly at email@example.com. You can also help us by advertising on this website. All advertising revenue goes directly to PFAF projects.
Make A Bequest
Leaving a gift in your Will to Plants For A Future is one of the most enduring ways of providing for the future of our projects by helping to build a secure financial base. Making a bequest to PFAF today will help us continue our work into the future. To leave us a gift in your Will, we recommend seeking advice from a solicitor or trustee company.
Buying products from our shop will directly support our work. Visit the shop.