Pennerley Permaculture and Forest Garden Plot

LAND Region: 
EnglandWest Midlands
LAND Project Type: 
LAND Centre
6 acres at approx. 1000ft of old and new woodland, young forest garden, fruit and vegetables, 4 acres of wildlife meadows and wildlife areas.

Because of the thinness of the soil we have made up our vegetable beds using the no dig method. We now have several demonstration growing areas and have plans for more.
We aim to be organic and low maintenance.
Self seeded trees and hedgerow prunings provide our wood fuel and a further native woodland has been planted for future fuel.
We like to show that everyone can grow some of their own food, from a window sill and concrete yard to an allotment holder.
We offer, what we call Alternative weekend breaks - bed and board in exchange for half time work on our holding.
We also have a holiday cottage which provides a good part of our income, along with photo voltaic panels proving electricity.
We welcome individual and group visitors; especially those that are willing to give help in exchange.
Our aim is to encourage our plot to produce as much of our needs as possible whilst not only maintaining the wildlife present but encouraging more diversity.

Member Project known date: 
Friday, 13 January, 2012
Contact Name: 
Cheryl Kean
Telephone number: 
01743 791022
Project start date: 
June, 1999
Jon and Cheryl at Pennerley
Tankerville Farm
Shropshire SY5 0NB
United Kingdom
Shropshire GB