National Forest Gardening Scheme

National Forest Gardening Scheme

Welcome to the National Forest Gardening Scheme website. Find out more about Edible Forest Gardens, and our work towards helping create and develop more gardens throughout the UK
Principles of Forest Gardening
Principles of Forest Gardening For public and community spaces “A forest garden is modelled on the structure of a young natural woodland, utilising plants of direct and indirect benefit to people – often edible plants.”...
key benefits
Key benefits of forest gardens working with the land rather than against it low maintenance yields a wide range of products resilient to changes and biologically sustainable environmental benefits – CO², erosion, shelter aesthetically pleasing...
improved well being
Improved well-being Green Space and Health The houses of parliament, parliamentary office of science and technology has produced a key briefing note that touches upon the well-being benefits of green space, as well as the...
enriching learning
Enriched learning Links between natural environments and learning: evidence briefing There is now a substantial body of evidence which tends to demonstrate a positive association between learning which takes place in the natural environment and...

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