Great news just in – we’ve been awarded a ‘Wild Harvest’ tree pack from the Woodland Trust, their sponsors making it possible.
In early November 420 hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose and elder saplings will arrive, all edible. We’ll be planting the trees along the east and south sides of the orchard on the right side of the garden where we’ll be creating a Permaculture edible food forest. This planting will separate the asparagus bed and other crops and will form our own hedgerow. Not only will this be good for us but also great for wildlife.
The food forest will be tiny by comparison to others and will create some much needed shade. Currently when the sun is strong there’s nowhere cool for the volunteers to retreat to within the garden. The design of our little forest will also include an edible lawn area for community gatherings and we’re intending to dig out the natural spring to create a wildlife pond too.
If your interested in coming to help plant the trees or learn more about food forests please let Kirsty know.
Thank you to the Woodland Trust for starting our edible food forest project. Read more about the Woodland Trust here and apply for your own school or community pack.