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Breadlands Westbere Permaculture
Breadlands Westbere Permaculture
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Bredlands Lane, Westbere, Canterbury, Kent, GB
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Corey Schmidt Eva Pescevich
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Breadlands Westbere Permaculture

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Rural, Community

Project Summary

An oddly shaped 4 acre field, that has been used in conventional farming for maybe centuries has now started to grow a variety of food. With the intention of increasing that variety in the future.

Project Description

My friend has planted a couple of acres of strawberries and grew a variety of vegetables in a tradional agricultural way for his fruit and veg shop, which has now ceased trading. He is still running PYO, pick your own strawberries, but it may be his last year as the crop is not so good. Traditional thinking says strawberries last about 5 years. The whole site needs 'rearranging' to be more productive. The soil is typically over farmed, now dusty, compacted with poor organic life. It is now mainly grass, which has not been cut this year. Ponds and swales need to be constructed. Last year I planted at least 50 trees, fruit trees as well as native trees. This year I hope to be planting legume trees as well as more fruit, nut, native and ornamental trees. The site has mains water supply, no electricity and no residence. Design is being done on computer and on site.


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