Abandoned nuttery in Wales
- This post was originally found on alt.permaculture
and seemed to be really relevant to us.
Subject: [permaculture] (fwd) Message for UK Permaculturists
(interesting post to
alt.permaculture - LL)
On Thu, 7 Mar 2002 11:30:35 -0000, in alt.permaculture "Planter"
I've unearthed a abondoned nuttery in west Powys, Cymru (Wales), the
lifetimes work of one Mr David Every, a old school vegan, animial
liberationist freak. 50 years or so's work...selected cultivars of
primarily hazel (cob/filbert) and walnut for good cropping 1000 feet up
This is what many people have been looking for and working towards on
own plots, so rather than us all reinventing the wheel again and again
again, ideally this nuttery needs to be made into a community project,
semi delerlict house sustainably (obviously) developed as a
centre, the cultivars propagated and distributed to communities
the uplands of Cymru, England, Alba. With the aim of doing this I made
offer of 40000 quid to the deeds holder (Every's Nephew, seeing as
senior has passed onto another plane).... but (apparently) someone
there first). Hopefully this 'other' isn't the next door sheep
the appropriated named 'folly farm' ) ...who commented to me 'those
wont grubbing out they do'.
Anyway the trees are still there at the moment and I would urge anyone
interested in this field to go check it out. Go there in the Autumn
scrump some nuts. This is good veganic alchemy.... The sort that the
(landowning/animal torturing perverts pyscotically try and destroy).
Map reference.... (O/S) LR (Landranger) 137 (six figure refernece)
Good hunting.....of the right sort!
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- Thanks for the info on this.
Amazingly I am just about to move to Pembrokeshire to start my own organic
vegan permaculture plot on a 4 acre meadow. As part of the design I was
intending to create a forest garden including as many different varieties of
nut and fruit trees that the micro climate would allow.
I am familiar with the area around folley farm and will definitely be
visiting the map reference you so kindly listed. If it became possible to get
hold of this land before any damage was done to the trees I would be
interested in investing in a of community project.
If you get any further information please send via email to bslark@...
Thanks again for the info.