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6097Re: [pfaf] UK Forest Garden Cycle Tour

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  • Bruce
    May 15, 2013
      Hi Darren
      I have a FG in Pembrokeshire West Wales, I started planting in 2002 and haven't finished yet!!Its a 4 acre plot with room for some tents so it would be possible to accommodate a small party of keen FG cyclists. The only facility is a compost loo.( its being built on site next week).There is also a Naturewise community FG just 7 miles away from me which I am sure would be happy to have some additional helping hands.
      You can follow me on my blog at: http://scytheman-theforestgardener.blogspot.co.uk/
      You can find out about the Naturewise FG here:http://www.naturewise.org.uk/page.cfm?pageid=nw-teifigdn
      Finally if your group is interested in traditional woodland management just another few miles away we have Coppicewood College of which I am Chair. Have a look here: www.coppicwoodcollege.co.uk Part of my FG is devoted to firewood production as I have woodfired heating and cooking. The College has been a brilliant resource for learning the skills required to achieve this.
      This little corner of West Wales is wells served for sustainable living.
      Let me know if any of this is of interest.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Darren <mail@...>
      To: pfaf <pfaf@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tue, 14 May 2013 0:25
      Subject: [pfaf] UK Forest Garden Cycle Tour

      I've been talking to a few friends about organising a UK cycle tour this
      summer with a focus on forest gardens and we are keen to take the idea

      The idea would be that a group would spend some time cycling from site
      to site, learning and sharing knowledge about forest gardens. The group
      could also spend time working at different sites and swap plant
      materials between the different sites it visits.

      Participation in the tour would be free, the cyclists would camp on
      route. Anyone could join for any part of the tour.

      Forest garden sites could be established or prospective. I guess it
      would be nice if the cyclists could camp at the forest garden site or
      that they would be fed/watered, especially if they spent time working on
      the site but neither of these would be requirements.

      Thats about it for now... We have a few more ideas but are keen to hear
      from anybody / any projects that would like to be involved so that we
      can begin to figure out some kind of schedule.



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