Wolds Woodland Farming Project
Wolds Woodland Farming Project
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Commenced:
01/06/2007
Submitted:
23/02/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
West End House, main Road, Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire, GB
Website:
http://deanom.wordpress.com/
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate





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Wolds Woodland Farming Project

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

A 3.75 acre (1.5 Hectare) Smallholding, that we are currently converting to trees. The project includes a one+ acre Forest Garden, Coppice, Orchard, Annual Vegetable growing. Most important of all, I keep Bees.

Project Description

Set in Lincolnshire, England, in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Wolds Woodland Farming Project is a Sustainable Smallholding, being redesigned using Permaculture Primciples.

Beekeeping is at the centre of what we do, so that every element in the design, and almost every plant, has to be capable of providing bee forage. This adds one more function to every element. In addition, the planting scheme is 'zoned' with the bees in mind, concentrating on providing bee forage during the times when flying is most difficult, or nectar producing plants are in short supply.

As of now (February 2011), all of the bulk tree planting is complete, and we are turning our attention to food production trees, and the composition of the lower layers.

There is still plenty of work to do, and it will be a few years before we are truly maintaining the system, as opposed to creating it.

We are waiting to hear if we are going to be one of the UK Permaculture Association, Demonstartion sites (LAND Project).

 

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Officially a Demonstration Site

As of the beginning of the month, we are part of the Permaculture Association (UK) LAND Project

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

Indicator Plants for Bees

The Concept of using plants to tell us about soil conditions is well established in Permaculture, but they can also give us information about other things, including bees.

Posted over 8 years ago (2 comments)
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