Pevensey and Westham Community Forest Garden
Project Category: Informal community group
Our forest garden was started in 2016 after a patch of abandoned allotments, fast turning into a woodland choked by rampant undergrowth, was discovered in the Pevensey area. With the help of grants from Wealden District Council and Pevensey Parish Council, and a small but dedicated band of volunteers, we have restored the woodland to good health, set up an apiary, installed a tool shed and a workshop cabin, created a herb garden and a wildlife pond, and planted some new fruit and nut trees as well as numerous fruit bushes. We hold two volunteer sessions during the week and some weekend sessions too. We also hold a range of workshops and open days on site throughout the year. We share the fruit and nuts harvested on site freely with the local community. There is much still to do to bring the whole site into a healthy and productive state, and many more volunteers and resources are necessary to ensure that the forest garden is sustainable for the long term.
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