Could you grow your own edible forest at home?
Might forest gardens be the answer to sustainable home food production?
What unusual tastes and temptations lie in the layers of a woodland ecosystem?
Green Man’s Einstein’s Garden will be exploring these questions and more at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show.
Edible Forest will take you down a garden path of adventurous alternatives to the traditional veg patch. From plants that taste like mushrooms or minty chocolate, to berries, jellies, pickles and teas that you will definitely not find on your local supermarket shelves. Experience trees, herbs, shrubs and weeds in new and inspiring ways.
One of the oldest forms of home food production, forest gardens involve fascinating relationships between plants, environment, wildlife, people, health and wellbeing. Visitors will be invited to take a seat at the dining table and discover the foods and flavours inspired by woodland ecosystems.
Chinese artichoke tuber
Oxe eye daisy
Sichuan pepper corns
New for Cornwall show
An additional interesting edible not common in Forest Gardens that is included is the mushroom plant
Tea tasting at Greenman Festival
Edible Forest is an interactive tasting experience inspired by forest gardens that was first presented at Green Man 2016. The project was developed by Einstein’s Garden in collaboration with researchers from the University of Exeter.
Einstein’s Garden will be presenting Edible Forest at the Royal Cornwall Show on 8th, 9th and 10th June from 10am - 5pm each day.
More details about Edible Forest and other inspiring Einstein’s Garden projects can be found on einsteinsgarden.net
Edible Forest was developed with the support of the Wellcome Trust. In 2015, Wellcome recognised Green Man’s longstanding commitment to creative science engagement; through a prestigious three-year award, Wellcome is supporting Einstein’s Garden as it grows, nurturing new forms of creative science engagement in unexpected places.