Permaculture Forest Garden
We first turned soils to create our permaculture forest garden in 1998.
Since then it has flourished into an Eden of rare and wild fruit, veg and unusual oriental veg.
Inspired by the ethos of permaculture we work with nature, allowing our forest garden to grow wild and free. The garden gifts us daily and surprises us constantly. Sometimes we find perennial veg – planted almost two decades ago – resurfacing.
We grow soft fruits – black, white and red currants, gooseberries, medlars, quince, plums, damsons, gages, Japanese ume and about 20 varieties of northern and Yorkshire apples and pears.
Our orchard includes nut trees and soon we hope to see tips of boughs laden with walnuts, hazelnuts, sweet chestnuts and Corsican pine nuts.
We sell some of our fruit and veg, together with other foods containing our organically-produced ingredients, through Valley Organic Workers Cooperative in Hebden Bridge.
In the near future we will be offering short courses and workshops on permaculture and how to create organic, sustainable permaculture forest gardens.