ABOUT US

THE EDIBLE FOREST C.I.C. 

Private Limited by Guarantee (not-for-profit)

Registered Company number: 12195007

Vegan Ecovillage / Zero Waste / Low Impact Living

This is an 8 year staged project. Plot Holders will have no required involvement over the first 3 years. After the OPD Ecovillage is approved (some time after year 3), Plot Holders will then have 5 years to meet their minimum planning criteria.

Our Mission

We will be creating the World's Largest Edible Forest in South Wales (UK), also the first One Planet Development Ecovillage focusing on Vegan, Low Impact Living & Zero Waste. We have made offers on a 800 acre site in South Wales. 500 Acres of this will be used for the proposed Edible Forest. In effect a 'natural museum' creating local jobs focusing on re-forestation, the promotion of recycling and sustainable land management and creating a learning link to young people. This will also become a World known site & providing additional protection to Welsh Heritage.
 

What is an 'Edible' Forest?

This will be just like the structure of a usual forest. Many acres of land made up of big trees, smaller trees, shrubs and smaller plants. The only difference is that this forest will be designed to include only edible plants that have or produce some sort of food value. 

 

What will we be growing?

We will be growing over 80 types of extremely rare Welsh Apple Tree varieties and many other rare Welsh plants. A variety of nuts & fruits suitable for the location (walnuts, hazelnuts, mulberries, apples, pears, apricots, plumbs, gooseberries, currants, raspberries, grape vines... & many more). We plan to appeal to the public to help us identify other rare Welsh food plants to protect.


 

Why will this be a Vegan Ecovillage?

A vegan lifestyle is certainly the most suitable way of living for One Planet Developments and for anyone wishing to live a Low Impact life as less land is required per person. As a vegan each occupant naturally has a much lower footprint. It is also the safest way to recycle human waste if all occupants are just living off a plant diet. Recycling human waste is an important aspect to becoming Zero Waste.

 

First Stages

Following purchase of land we will spend the first 3 years establishing a commercial market garden business. Each plot holder will also work on establishing their own growing areas and small businesses. Our Director Huw Richards will be helping people to design their own plots. We will create a commercial scale plant nursery to assist with foresting. We will also run daily volunteer events to assist with planting and carrying out land improvements. The The Edible Forest will take around 8 years to fully plant and after 3 years we will be making an application for a One Planet Development Ecovillage (ONE PLANET VILLAGE: THE EDIBLE FOREST). 

During the first 8 years we also plan to restore two existing ruined Grade II Listed Farm buildings (a house and barn) to be used as a "forest school" where local schools can visit once a month to take part in learning & developing forests.  



The Project Benefits

  1. The reforestation will protect wildlife habitats, improve biodiversity and support the natural world

  2. Reforestation provides flood defences to local areas.

  3. It will also provide protection from pollution. 

  4. The project will help build stronger communities.

  5. Preserving heritage & culture. Historic varieties of Welsh fruit trees & other food plants (a 'natural museum')

  6. It will make an environmental difference for all people around the World (becoming an example for others to replicate).

  7. We will provide educational learning and social involvement for local schools & people which will excite and inspire mainly children and young people to get involved in nature and taking action to make a difference.

  8. There will be greater local food security. We currently live on a small island with millions of people and 90% of our fruit & veg is imported.

  9. The project will encourage healthier and more active people and communities. Local people with affordable locally grown organic produce.

  10. We will eventually provide local jobs involved with teaching, gardening, and in harvesting, processing and selling dried/fresh fruit & nuts.

  11. This is a project that will benefit everyone and many more to come.


For more information on the project please join our Facebook group and read all of the group Announcement posts - https://www.facebook.com/groups/414714552701525/

 

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ONE PLANET VILLAGE:

THE EDIBLE FOREST

PROPOSED SITE PLAN

Up-to-date as of 29/11/2019.

PLOT NUMBERS 
Plot 1 - Reserved by Simon Masters (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent received)
Plot 2 - Available - £20,000.00 3 acres
Plot 3 - Reserved by Indi Bola (Funding evidence received, Awaiting Letter of Intent)
Plot 4 - Reserved by Lora Hughes (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)
Plot 5 - Reserved by Jane Clendon (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 6 - Reserved by Andy Brambles (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 7 - Reserved by Clare Allsopp (Funding evidence received, Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 8 - Unavailable for the moment

Plot 9 - Unavailable for the moment

Plot 10 - Reserved by Daniel Rendall (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 11a - Reserved by Bethan Cole (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 11b - Reserved by Chris Murphy (Funding evidence received, Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 12 - Reserved by Tori Sorrel-Cook (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 13 - Available - £20,000.00 3 acres

Plot 14 - Reserved by Sammy & Livi (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 15 - Reserved by Fernando and Ju Saki (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent received)

Plot 16 - Reserved by Mez Rhys and David Campbell (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 17 - Available - £20,000.00 2.5-2.8 acres

Plot 18 - Reserved by Lyla Wilson and Lyndon Seward (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 19 - Odhran Linsey and Lucy May McKinlay (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 20a - Reserved by Isa St'Aubyn (Funding evidence received, Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 20b - Reserved by Michele Sims (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 21 - Reserved by Tom & Sara Skipworth, Georgia Amery and Danny Sellars-Hutchinson (Funding evidence received, Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 22 - Reserved by Vrinda Guha & Ray (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 23 - Reserved by Charlie Pritchard (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 24 - Reserved by Craig Richard Gull & Maina Hofisi (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 25 - Reserved by David Carpenter (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 26 - Reserved by Ash Diaphragm (Funding evidence received, Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 27 - Reserved by Nicky German (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 28 - Reserved by Jonathan & Catherine Hill (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 29 - Reserved by Melanie (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 30 - Jan Forest (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 31 - Jan Forest (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 32 - Available - £20,000.00 2 acres

Plot 33 - Clare Allsopp (Funding evidence received, Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 34 - Available - £20,000.00 2 acres

Plot 35 - Pablo De Cruz & Hollie Price (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 36 - Chris and Emma Cruise (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 37 - Sammy Hawkings and Neil Bentley (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 38 - Pete Blacow (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 39 - Jeannie Ford's Sister (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 40 - Jeannie Ford (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 41 - Melanie (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 42 - Available - £15,000.00 1.5 acres with additional land up to 2 acres for OPD use.

Plot 43 - Alice-faye Tollerfield (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 44 - Lorraine Wills (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 45 - David Carpenter (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 46 - David Carpenter (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 47 - David Carpenter (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 48 - Daniel Rendall (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 49 - Daniel Rendall (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 50 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 with additional land up to 2 acres for OPD use.

Plot 51 - Owen and Lisa Jones (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 52 - Fernando Traquino (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 53 - Katie Murray (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 54 - Ksen Bramley (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 55 - Annabelle Melissa Freeman (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 56 - Annette Bembridge (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 57 - Penny Pauw (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 58 - Colette Watson (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 59 - Michael Jarman-Webb (Funding evidence received, Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 60 - Isabella Sukke (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 61 - Charlotte Moncrieff (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 62 - Aimee White (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 63  -Clare Allsopp (Funding evidence received, Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 64 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 with additional land up to 2 acres for OPD use.

Plot 65 - Declan Rees (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 66 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 with additional land up to 2 acres for OPD use.

Plot 67 - Reserved by Nicola Lawson (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 68 - Reserved by Nicola Markham David (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 69 - Reserved by Inga Sorensen (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot 70 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 with additional land up to 2 acres for OPD use.

Plot 71 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 with additional land up to 2 acres for OPD use.

Plot 72 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 with additional land up to 2 acres for OPD use.

Plot 73 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 with additional land up to 2 acres for OPD use.

Plot 74 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 with additional land up to 2 acres for OPD use.

Plot 75 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 with additional land up to 2 acres for OPD use.

Plot 76 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 with additional land up to 2 acres for OPD use.

Plot 77 - Reserved by Donal Sharkey (Awaiting Funding evidence. Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot C3 - Reserved by Tanya Jewell and Kevin Patrick (Funding evidence received, Awaiting Letter of Intent)

Plot C5 - Reserved by Vrinda Guha & Ray (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot C6 - Reserved by Wade William Heames (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

CONTACT US

5 Argyle Street,
Abercynon,
CF45 4TY,

United Kingdom.

INFO@HEAMES.LTD

Tel: 07368 349 846 

 

© 2019 by The Edible Forest C.I.C. 

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