For many people the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a reminder of the war between North and South Korea ending in the 1950’s with the creation of a slit of land only 2.5 miles wide but 160 miles long to divide the two countries. For others it is a conservation hotspot for both flora and fauna. Julie Kendall talks about her unique trip to the DMZ and how both the lack of human activity and the replanting of millions of trees make this one of the most successful reforestation projects in the world.
Julie Kendall, Living landscapes Garden Manager has worked at Eden in the temperate garden for 20 years, since we started planting the gardens until now she is in charge of the 30 acers. She has previously worked at Heligan, Tresco and The RHS Wisley. Raised in Cornwall the Eden Project gave her the opportunity to come home, she specialising in top fruit and Carnivorous plants and also introduced bee keeping to the Eden Project. Julie has developed the partnership with our South Korean partners to bring a slice of the DMZ to Eden and sees her main role now to develop and improve the temperate garden as it develops from its 20th birthday.
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