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Designed Edible Meadows

Beautiful and biodiverse wildflower meadows that include edible plants found in meadow habitats from around the world. 

Edible Meadow Research

Creation and management of edible wildflower meadows and plantings is an service I offer. I do not currently offer seed mixes for people to implement themselves. These are designed and specified for the land, growing conditions and clients intentions.

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Edible Meadow Research

For the last 5 years I have been carrying out research into the design and management of edible meadows. In spring 2020 I implemented my first trial beds with huge success. From one sowing, myself and clients had consistent harvests throughout the season from a beautiful flower meadow that thrived with wildlife and required very low maintenance. 

Edible meadow trial bed with 30 different edible species and a low percentage of Pictorial Meadows Pixie Mix for first year flowering.

Flower Meadows are the rain forests of temperate climates. They are such an important part of our history here in the UK. A habitat that has evolved over time in partnership with people. Disturbance caused by grazing animals and cutting for hay made the conditions perfect for diverse wildflowers. Changes in land use in recent times has seen around 98% of wildflower meadows lost. Throughout our history we have been dependant on these plant communities for food, livestock grazing, medicine and crafts. We have only recently lost this connection. There are so many benefits associated with the diverse floral plantings. 

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Seeding Ecological Plantings

Seeded plantings are one of my main passions and focus. There is so much potential to experiment and create super biodiverse, ethnobotanical and beautiful plantings. It has been my dream to create these large ecological plantings that have an abundance of plants used for food, medicine, dye and fibre. There are many horticultural culture that have thrived for thousands of years whilst co-inhabiting with a diverse ecology. My work hopes to rekindle this dance with nature, tweaking plant ecology so that it nourishes our physical and mental health.