In Huddersfield, a group of local residents gather under the umbrella of Culture Declares Emergency to bring back an abandoned forest garden into communal use as a new ‘commons’. Using permaculture principles and the practice of commoning, the aim is to regenerate this urban orchard, simultaneously taking action in response to the climate and ecological emergency. The Fartown Forest Garden project provides space for participation and the exchange of skills and knowledge, and enables all participants to take ownership of the actions and environment they create. It brings ...


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