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 are making an offer on a 250 acre are of land in South Wales. 200+ 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/

 

ONE PLANET VILLAGE:

THE EDIBLE FOREST

PROPOSED SITE PLAN

Up-to-date as of 12/02/2020.

GREEN = ready to put in the offer
WHITE = Plot is available
Bold ORANGE LINE = Proposed Boundary
Pink = Proposed shops
 

 

PLOT NUMBERS 
Plot 1 - Reserved by Simon Masters (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent received)
Plot 2 - Available - £20,000.00 2.5-3 acres
Plot 3 - Reserved by Indi Bola (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent received)
Plot 4 - Available - £20,000.00 3 acres

Plot 5 - Available - £20,000.00 3 acres

Plot 6 - Available - £20,000.00 3 acres

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

Plot 8 - Available - £20,000.00 3 acres

Plot 9 - Reserved by David Carpenter (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 10 - Reserved by Fernando and Ju Saki (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent received)

Plot 11 - Reserved by Mez Rhys and David Campbell (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 12 - Reserved by David Carpenter (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 13 - Reserved by Chris Murphy (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent received)

Plot 14 - Odhran Linsey and Lucy May McKinlay (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 15 - Penny Pauw (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 16 - Reserved by Tania Prior (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 17 - Reserved by Vrinda Guha & Ray (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 18 - Reserved by Darren Lewis (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 19 - Reserved by David Carpenter (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 20 - Reserved by David Carpenter (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 21 - Reserved by Ash Diaphragm (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 22 - Reserved by Nicky German (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 23 - Available - £20,000.00 2 acres

Plot 24 - Reserved by Jonathan & Catherine Hill (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 25 - Available - £20,000.00 2 acres

Plot 26 - Available - £20,000.00 2 acres

Plot 27 - Reserved by Nick Barry (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 28 - Available - £20,000.00 2 acres

Plot 29 - Reserved by Kate Palmer (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 30 - Reserved by Pablo De Cruz & Hollie Price (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 31 - Reserved by Chris and Emma Cruise (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 32 - Reserved by Laura Shewring (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 33 - Reserved by Lorraine Wills (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 34 - Reserved by Marcus Rowntree (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 35 - Reserved by Grace Giadom (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 36 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 (with additional land allocated for OPD)

Plot 37 - Reserved by Daniell Rendall (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 38 - Reserved by Declan Rees (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 39 - Reserved by Leon Carpenter (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 40 - Reserved by Owen & Lisa Jones (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 41 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 (with additional land allocated for OPD)

Plot 42 - Reserved by Nicola Markham David (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 43 - Reserved by Ksen Bramley (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 44 - Reserved by Nicola Lawson (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 45 - Reserved by Annette Bembridge (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 46 - Available - £5,000.00 400m2 (with additional land allocated for OPD)

Plot 47 - Reserved by Colette Watson (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 48 - Reserved by Aimee White (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 49 - Reserved by Isabelle Sukke (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

Plot 50 - Reserved by Charlotte Moncrieff (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

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

Plot C7 - Reserved by Leon Carpenter (Funding evidence received, Letter of Intent Received)

 

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CONTACT US

5 Argyle Street,
Abercynon,
CF45 4TY,

United Kingdom.

INFO@HEAMES.LTD

Tel: 07368 349 846 

 

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