Wildlife, foraging, and seed swapping

Coming up this spring, we have a number of free workshops designed to de-mystify gardening, growing, foraging & cooking with your produce! 

Foraging with Alicja Domanska-Kurec. February 15th 10am-1pm: A local walk to forage for edible and medicinal plants, then learn how to use what you find.

Wild Kitchen Workshops with Alicja Domanska-Kurec: February 15th and March 2nd 2.30-5.30pm. How to cook with garden and wild plants.

Spring Seed Swap. 2nd March 10am-1pm: Bring seeds to swap – seeds you’ve collected, been given or bought. Hear from BBC Radio Wales’ Gardening Expert Liz Zorab

We will be running plenty of other workshops in the near future with: the Orchard Project on caring for fruit trees, with Liz Zorab on food growing, with Coed Lleol/Small Woods and with the Initative for Nature Conservation Cymru

Our nature and gardening group have been really busy this year creating an abundance of produce.  They’ve shared recipes and cooking tips, given plenty of surplus vegetables to the local food back and are busy planning the garden for the coming year. Members of the group attended workshops in Soft Fruit Gardening and Propagation with BBC Radio Gardening expert, Liz Zorab. We were also joined by the brilliant Bryan Collis of  Wild Plant Paper who led 2 very enjoyable workshops on how to make paper from plants. We’re sure many people received some beautiful Christmas cards this year! In December, to round up the year, Krys Toombs ran 2 workshops to make porcelain Christmas Decorations in which 40 people made over 600 decorations! We had a wonderful Christmas celebration hosted by the GCG Silver band and we all decorated our new living Christmas trees generously donated by Coed Nadolig Perthigwynion. The Christmas trees will be planted at Hwb y Gors, cared for by the garden group and will grow as we grow!

As well as the recently awarded Shared Prosperity Fund grant to landscape the yard, we are delighted to have been awarded grants from the National Grid Community Matters Fund, Tai Tarian, NPT Food Partnership and NPT Local Places for Nature. We’ve also had trees from the Woodland Trust, and a food growing development pack from Keep Wales Tidy. The landscaping will include gardens, trees, recreation spaces and seating across the back. We have purchased much needed equipment for the garden group & we’re putting together an exciting programme of workshops for 2024. Do keep an eye on our facebook page or get in touch with Louise if you’d like to get involved and or book your place on the workshops

Here are some pictures of the garden:

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