November 7, 2008

Hackney Community Tree Nursery and Edible Forest Garden

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Right at the edge of the 6 mile radius in Hackney Marshes I met some volunteers beavering away in a beautiful community garden and tree nursery. The tree nursery has served as a resource for the local area since 2000 including a polytunnel classroom for school children, meetings and permaculture workshops.

Jack kindly gave a tour of the site:

“Forest gardening aims to mimic the way in which species grow in forests, i.e. utilising all the vertical layers (canopy, understorey, groundcover, soil and root systems).”

To find out more or to check out their programme of courses and events visit the Hackney Environment Forum website.

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