The Medicinal Forest Garden Trust, was launched on 11th July 2012. This new voluntary organisation has charitable aims of promoting and supporting education and research relating to the sustainable cultivation and harvesting of medicinal trees and shrubs. The constitution allows for activities of courses, demonstrations, research projects, alongside promoting suitable accreditation and linking projects together.

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) at Holt Wood

This is a great development as, when searching for information ourselves, we have found a lack of organisations with specific expertise in medicinal trees and shrubs. This new organisation will be a focus for developing links and sharing information. Contributions are most welcome, if interested then do get in touch with Anne at herbaid@herbaid.co.uk.