Location: Ardingly, East Sussex
Use of land: Private farmland
First planted: October 2021
Species of Trees: Hawthorn, Crab Apple, White Beam, Wild Cherry, Lime, Oak, Downy Birch, Rowan, Hazel
About the Project: This project was initially funded by Awards For All, and involved a local nursery group. It has hosted numerous community days throughout the year, drawing on the local and wider community.
From the Landowner:
“We see ourselves as custodians rather than owners of the land, looking after it for future generations. It’s been a great pleasure for us to be able to offer some land to be used as a Children’s Forest at Pickeridge farm. It’s been absolutely wonderful to see local children on the land planting trees. We love that children in the community will keep coming back, seeing the trees they planted growing, and developing a relationship with the land and those trees. It’s really exciting to help create those relationships and allow them to flourish.” ~ Rachel Milliken
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