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Feniton, Devon, GB
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Cool Temperate

Conor Crotty Eva Pescevich francine chanover Michelle Stephenson Paul Price Ras Binghi Iword (Eddie) Nicholls Simone Buehner (formerly Davis)
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Project Type

Rural, Residential

Project Summary

Large domestic garden growing vegetables and fruit

Project Description

VegeStation comprises the front and rear gardens of a domestic dwelling in East Devon, UK. We grow a wide range of vegetables and fruit incorporating permaculture principles. More recently, an interest in forest gardening has led to planting of several fruiting shrubs/trees. Among the fruit grown are grapes, tayberries, Japanese wineberry, Gogi, plums, pears, figs, strawberries, loganberries and myrtle. We have a large timber-framed greenhouse which has been built against a retaining wall and crops are grown throughout the year in raised beds.

We are WWOOF hosts and WWOOfers from a range of countries have helped bring a number of projects to fruition.

Produce is stored in a variety of ways. Tomatoes are "sun"died over the woodburner and stored in olive oil with garlic. Other tomatoes, plums and apples are bottled following standard pasteurisation techniques. In 2011 we will be experimenting making fruit leathers from plums, raspberries and apples.

An introduction to permaculture and organic growing principles course is run each year dependant on demand.


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The Foggitt Instant raised bed

How to make raised beds using unwanted pallets

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WWOOFers help with rainharvesting project

We obtained our IBC storage container over 10 years ago! This year, with the help of Cesar, our wonderful WWOOFer from Valencia, Spain, it was installed adjoining our large greenhouse. It will collect rain from the roof and water used for indoor and outdo

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