The community orchard at Berry Hill is looking fantastic. After many many volunteer hours put in to planting and organising it looks like it’ll be ready for a grand opening this spring! The group organising the project have been absolutely fantastic and the results really show. With Scott’s advise and help they have planted 15 … More Berry Hill Community Orchard ready for spring!
As part of the Foresters’ Forest partnership programme funded by the heritage lottery, The Rewild Project is running a series of FREE workshops to promote learning heritage crafts and edible forest gardening. See below for flyers and a list of workshops coming up: ALL OUR WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED! Please still get in touch … More New workshops for winter into spring 2016!
Saturday 28th November / Sunday 29th November Come help us build a compost toilet for our Fruit Garden and Nursery site. We will be spending the weekend at our nursery with volunteers creating a new compost toilet using recycled and waste timber. The design for the toilet uses a wheelie bin and urine separator system. … More Compost Toilet Building volunteer weekend
The paths for the sensory garden at Sevenoaks have almost been finished after another highly productive day with volunteers. Nine people from a local organisation kindly came along to help move 16 tonnes of gravel by hand in one day to complete the final phase of laying the paths for the garden. The paths need … More Sensory Garden paths almost finished
Harvest time is here, fruits are ripening everywhere and with it comes the Food Festivals! This Sunday the 4th of October is the forest showcase a busy bustling food and drink festival close to us in the Forest of Dean. We shall be running a stall selling some plants from our fruit and medicinal herb … More Resilient Futures at the forest showcase this sunday!
Summer has very much moved into autumn here in the forest with chilly nights and the leaves turning. We have had a busy summer with lots happening, here is a little update of what we have been up to… Humble by Nature- big day out Scott ran Tanning workshops at a busy open day on … More Summer shenanigans
We are beginning work on the sensory garden at Sevenoaks in Coleford, a home run by the Orchard Trust in the forest of Dean. Digging out the paths and laying the materials down to create the paths is due to begin on the weekend 8th / 9th August and we are looking for volunteers to … More Volunteers needed for building a sensory garden!
The fruit and medicinal herb garden is humming with insects at the moment, the plants are in full flowering mode and the bees are loving the comfrey and tree lupins and the wild thyme is covered in butterfly’s! It is good to see things emerging after all the ground work put in over the winter, … More Bees and butterfly’s at the fruit garden and nursery
Scott has recently been over to Sweden to meet Lotta Rhame where he has been refining his knowledge and skills on tanning fish skins and dying them with natural plant dyes. Fish skins such as salmon, pike and trout make beautiful textured soft leather that is also surprisingly strong and due to its translucent quality … More fish skin leather and natural dyes