Prestwich Clough Forest Garden

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Centre
Supported Project
A community forest garden within a 2 acre woodland which is part of Incredible Edible Prestwich and District.It is run on Permaculture principles and practices. Awarded "Land Centre" status November 2015
About the project

The idea for a forest garden here evolved in 2011 after the local council granted us permission to use the area for an Incredible edible site. It was used by myself and my wife, Debbie for our PDC design at the end of our course in February 2012, after which we started work in March of that year. The 2 acre plot was partly wooded with an open area to the west which was mainly brambles. This is the area we created our forest garden with an enthusiastic bunch of volunteers and several years on the plot is developing into a beautiful garden with hundreds of edible trees, shrubs plants and ground cover planted, mostly donated by ourselves. We have had 2 successful open days with 200 and 300+ people coming along from the local community. We meet once a month on Sundays with extra evening sessions during the busy growing season.

Project Dates
Project start date: 
September, 2011
Project Detailed Information
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We have a core volunteer group of about 6 people with occasional visitors and volunteers and have had up to 20 volunteers at our regular sessions.
Areas of Activity: 
Permaculture ethics, principles, design
Childhood education
Celebrations and events
Learning and thinking skills
Reading Landscape
Passing on knowledge
Preserving and storing food
Physical well being
Vision and purpose
Land & Nature Stewardship
Forest Gardening
Gardening techniques
Seed Saving
Trees, woodland, forestry
UK habitats
Water in the landscape
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The forest garden is our main project but incredible edible Prestwich has several growing projects around the area including a 30' polytunel.
Permaculture Details: 
We use permaculture principles across our projects including organic growing methods, local ethically sourced materials, sharing of the produce to anyone who needs it (including the local food bank), and an inclusive membership.
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Project Contact Details
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Mike Pope
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