Do come and visit and consider joining as an alternative to an allotment. If you are new to fruit and veg growing, we can show you how. Contact us via email@example.com and join our Facebook group "Kingston Edible Forest"
We are a group allotment, but we do things differently. By planting mostly perennial and self-seeding fruit and vegetables we aim to reduce the workload compared to an allotment with annual vegetables. Established in 1992 we now have 200 trees, a third to a half of which are fruit or nut. It is planted in a natural style to create a woodland and a delightful oasis. Produce is shared between participants.
Our vision of sustainability is to plant for the future, while being able to harvest from trees planted in the past.
Wildlife spotted here is impressive too: jays, blue tits, frogs and newts, field mice, shrews, herons, dunnock, robins, kestrels, bats, woodpeckers, slow worms, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies and a visiting entomologist identified an impressive range of insects. Mostly though we help wildlife away from the site by trialling practical low maintenance ways people can produce part of their food ecologically and locally.