Manchester Permaculture Network – Prestwich Forest Garden Visit – 21st August 2021

Image credit – Incredible Edible Prestwich and District.

Join Manchester Permaculture Network to visit Incredible Edible Prestwich and District’s amazing forest garden. The visit is open to anybody who is interested in Permaculture – no previous experience or knowledge needed!

The forest garden was created about ten years ago and is set in 2 acres of council owned land at the edge of Prestwich Clough. The area was once part of the existing allotments and has been left to nature for many years. It is one of the most established forest gardens in the Greater Manchester has been awarded “Land Centre” status by the Permaculture Association as a Centre of Excellence demonstrating Permaculture in action. You can read more about the garden, and find the exact location HERE.

LOCATION: The location is IEPAD Forest Garden in Prestwich (with optional visit to IEPAD Philips Park in the morning – please see note below)

TIME: We will meet at the garden at 1pm. It is easily accessible on foot from Prestwich tram station – the walk takes about 10 minutes.

STRUCTURE: Mike and Debra from IEPAD will be on hand to share the history of the garden, explain how it has been developed and show us around. There will also be plenty of time to meet other members from the Permaculture Network.

ACCESS: The garden is not fully accessible – there are narrow paths and it is bumpy underfoot. If you have got specifc access needs please let us know.

COST: The tour is free of charge but we would like to ask participants to make a voluntary donation to IEPAD to thank them for their time and support. This will take the form of an informal collection on the day.

PLEASE NOTE: It will also be possible to make a morning visit to the amazing site that IEPAD have got at Philips Park in Whitefield – if you would like to do this please let us know when you book a place. This site includes a beautiful vegetable garden, and a newer forest garden (about 4 years old) that Mike and Debra have also established – the plan is to meet there at 11am. This site is not so accessible by public transport – if you would like to visit but are struggling with transport let us know as we should be able to arrange liftshares from the closest tram station (Whitefield) then between the two sites in the middle of the day.