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Naturewise Teifi Community Forest Garden

Hi folks, Our next volunteers afternoon for the forest garden Sunday 31st July 2016, Starting 2 p.m. Come along have fun, pick blackcurrants, raspberries, gooseberries, and learn new skills through, a unique local resource. forest gardens are about learning and working with nature. On the St Dogmaels rd, in the Keewydin field. For more info phone on: 07717473434 or info@naturewise.org.uk

A short film about The Teifi Community Forest Garden.

  People, Schools, and Businesses, coming together, to create a unique local resource

In March 2009 we carried out the main planting. The week started of with workers from howies, an active local clothing company with ethical values. Wednesday and Thursday it was the turn of Cardigan primary and secondary schools and the week finished off with St.Dogmaels primary school. Everyone worked very hard and great fun was had by all. We planted 20 varieties of apple, 4 varieties of plum, 6 varieties of currants, as well as a pine nut, walnuts, and chestnuts. The garden has been maintained by community volunteer days.

The plants were acquired from Ty Rhos Trees and the Agro Forestry Research Trust. 10 tons of compost was donated by the Carmarthen recycling centre. The land has been made available by Joanna Willcox and Paul Welch. It is based on ˝ acre of land in the Keeywaydin field, which is within walking distance of Cardigan and St.Dogmaels. The current phase of planting has been mainly funded by howies earth tax. Forest gardens incorporate the needs of both the environment and people. They are sustainable, edible and medicinal landscapes, designed to work like the natural structure of forests with their tree, shrub and herb associations. A Forest garden achieves the utmost economy of space and labour and requires minimal maintenance. These are some examples of what a garden can be made up of: fruit and nut trees like plum, apple and pear, almond and hazel, fruit bushes: currants, Worcester berries, raspberries, loganberries, herbs: rosemary, sage, lavender, mint, borage and grapevines.

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Sponsers: Terry Wood, Joanna Willcox, Paul WelchHowiesnew image bicycles

 For more info phone on: 01239 621 039/ 07717473 435 or info@naturewise.org.uk

At Keeywaydin Field. On the right hand side as you go along the road into St Dogmaels from Cardigan. Parking on the left.