The Forest Garden (growing food with the minimum of effort!)

The Old Pavilion Forest Garden Project is providing an educational resource  for schools, gardening groups, the local community and volunteers to come and help plant and harvest under guidance of an experienced team.  Visitors will learn how a forest garden works, how the plants are interconnected and how to plan a planting scheme for their needs. Then they can transfer the knowledge gained here to their own garden or allotment, whatever its size.

We had our official launch, with an introductory talk by Mark Diacono , on Sunday 11th September 2011. We now hold “Open Sundays” which take place between 10.00am and 4.00pm ish, on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Then at the end of May the 1st Honiton Scouts came and camped  by the Old Pavilion and spent Sunday morning learning about Forest Gardening; culminating in planting a 6 foot cherry tree with the help of our local MP, Mr Neil Parish.

Neil Parish MP for Honiton and Tiverton helps the 1st Honiton Scouts plant our new cherry tree