The team began clearing the site in 2019. Large amounts of bramble had to be cleared and taken away, and rubbish cleared from the site as far as possible. A detailed planting plan was created after a public consultation, where around 30 local people came to the first on-site meeting and over 100 people voted for ideas suggested at that first meeting using an online survey. The trees and bushes were planted in the winter 2019-2020, then two soft fruit beds added in 2020-21.
A wide variety of soft fruit, nuts and other edibles are available to forage throughout the year. Unusual berries such as jostaberries and wineberries make a nice addition to the sweet and abundant blackberries that can be found in the large, remaining bramble areas.
The central area is being maintained as a wildflower meadow, with abundant wild carrot, knapweed, yellow rattle and birds foot trefoil. Along with the wonderful local residents, the team scythe and mulch around the trees, and keep the lovely winding grassy pathways around the site mown.
There are also hibernacula for insects and reptiles dotting the site, as well as bird boxes.