This project aims to teach people the skills to design, implement and manage an organic, perennial, edible food system in their back garden, field or community space using traditional methods and heritage trees. From garden design looking at aspect, practicalities and aesthetics, to planting, mulching and tree care, choosing heritage variety trees for preserving variety and interest
By engaging local people this project will inspire them to grow their own food, use organic natural methods rather than using chemicals, and create growing spaces that build soil fertility and create more bio diversity meaning improved and more resilient eco systems. Health and wellbeing will be improved by promoting being outdoors and eating healthier food.
Many people have old neglected orchards in the Forest (which was once famous for its orchards) and lack the skills or confidence to know what to do with them. Teaching skills and working on community growing spaces can bring people together to give them a chance to meet new people and feel valued, improving confidence and creating more inspiration to tackle these challenging problems.
We will be running a series of workshops each year, or you can come and visit us at various public events throughout the year.
Click here to go to The Rewild Project website.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!