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Hornshurst Forest Garden - 01/06/2013 - 11:00

posted 7 May 2013, 13:57 by Haley Whittall
Forest gardening is probably the world's oldest form of land use and was used in prehistoric times for producing food.  Originally used in tropical areas, the technique was adapted for use in our temperate climate In the 1960s by Robert Hart.

Forest gardening is a low-maintenance sustainable plant-based food production using the woodland ecosystem.  It makes use of companion planting, by intermixing fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables to grow in a succession of layers, to build a woodland habitat.

Crowborough Conservation has been undertaking reptile surveys at Hornshurst Wood near Rotherfield.  Doro Marden, one of the owners of the wood has invited Crowborough Conservation members to meet with her, the forester and the permaculture designer for an introductory walk and talk about this exciting project and how we can be involved.

Coffee and Cakes will be provided.

Meet at the car park at 11:00am Saturday June 1st.