Over the last two and a half years, Food Forest Brum has worked with over 90 groups and community projects to plant permanent food landscapes in public and semi-public spaces across the city. We have provided over 2000 edible perennial plants, including fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs and perennial vegetable plants.
Due to the recent development of the Mother gardens scheme, emerging out of Food Forest Brum, many of these community projects have also been growing, propagating, planting, and sharing, many plants themselves, in an effort for our communities to be self-reliant on plant stock.
Aside from the planting and provision of plants, an important element has been in the skilling up and bringing people together within and across communities. We have run a number of workshops and a skill-share gathering (in partnership with Sandwell and Birmingham Permaculture network). It has been a great achievement to broker so many connections between people and groups.
For more information check out the FFB and Mother garden page:
Get in touch if you either wish to sign up your project or garden as a Mother garden, be part of the Food Forest Brum network, or volunteer with either of these.