Friday the 9th of November 2018 was a very good day for us here at the Food Forest Project. We received confirmation not only from the Woodland Trust granting us a large amount of wild harvest trees, but also from the Conservation Volunteers granting us a further amount of wild harvest trees. That’s good news for wildlife and nature, and great news for the communities local to our plots!
These trees will play an instrumental role in the creation of habitat for windling species such as the Turtle Dove, which has suffered a 91% UK population decline since 1995, the elusive Nightingale that hides in dense bushes and hedgerows of which the RSPB believes we only have 6000 breeding pairs left in the UK, different varieties of bats and many other declining species that will shelter and feed on the trees and shrubs, and the insects they house.
Working with local communities, and with the help of organisations such as the Woodland Trust and the Conservation Volunteers, the Food Forest Project shall endeavour to plant up agroforests, re-wildhedgerows and sustainably produce crops to heal the natural landscape, and yield unprocessed, natural food for people to pick and eat for free, and with no waste!
If you’d like to learn more about what we do, please visit our website, and perhaps soon
with your help, we’ll have a food forest near you.