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Transforming 2.5 acres of pasture land into a medicinal and edible forest garden in the Luddenden Valley, West Yorkshire. A place where people and plants can flourish. 

"Medini" - an ancient Indian Pali word meaning earth, land, soil or ground - earth that is abundant and supports all life.

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The Forest Garden

The Medini Forest Garden is being developed using forest gardening methods and permaculture principles to grow a range of medicinal trees, shrubs and herbs, as well as fruit and vegetables.

Tree planting on the site will help stabilise a steep section of hill that has previously been subject to landslips and provide all the environmental benefits such as carbon capture and help with natural flood management. This particular issue is a major concern here in the Calder Valley where we have experienced devastating floods over the years.

We are also improving a wetland area to increase biodiversity and beautify the site. There is a public footpath nearby that is well-used and we want people in the local community to benefit from enhanced surroundings the surroundings as they pass through.

One impetus behind the project was concerns around food and medicinal plant sovereignty to ensure that local people have access to nutritious food and healing plants for now and in the future, and that knowledge can be shared about how to grow these in a marginal land area such as the South Pennines, where the conditions can be challenging.

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Booth Hill, Luddenden Valley, Halifax

Connecting people to plants