Trees for Health is now not operating but ran for 12 years, aiming to help foster healthy communities and healthy ecosystems by revitalising our use and knowledge of woodland. This website is now an archive.
The Discover Forest Foods Project is being maintained & you can get involved, having some of the harvest in exchange for work on the field, or even become part of small business ideas.
Trees for Health's aims:
Humans have historically depended on plants for food, medicine, shelter and materials. Plants have also played a significant role in our mythologies, beliefs and religions so that our history is interwoven with their history. Trees in particular have been integral to our culture yet today we place far less importance on our connection with them.
How can trees and other woodland, hedgerow and ‘wild’ plants become important in a way that is relevant for our lives today?
TREES CAN HELP TO FOSTER
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES AND HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS!
Woodland is not only crucial for our health but can also be a focus for education, livelihood and recreation, thereby bringing local communities together. Ecologically trees are invaluable for our future and the future of the Earth. At one time Britain was a forested landscape but now fragmented woodland accounts for less than 12% of land area. Trees provide wildlife habitat, beautiful landscapes, improve air quality, prevent flooding and soil erosion and reduce the impact of climate change.
Discover Forest Foods
Trees for Health's main project is 'Discover Forest Foods'. Using agroforestry methods we are growing trees, shrubs, perennial plants and vegetables to provide food for the local area. Check out our activities page to get involved with an event.
Jams from the agroforestry project for sale - email to arrange delivery/pick up in South Hams area
Redcurrant with organic brown sugar £3 for 330g