New community growing space for Llanidloes

The Get-Growing team is coming to Llanidloes to help establish a new food growing community garden. The new site will be at the back of Picton Street and Great Oak Street (behind old Benbows/ Benjis). There will be a communal growing space and micro allotments.

In September we are running a community garden design course so that the community can design their own garden. The course is £125 full price but places are available for £25  for volunteers and community members working on the project. This is a 5 day intensive course teaching elements of permaculture design, surveying, scale drawing and client interviews, resulting in a finished design of the site.

We are starting to clear the site now, ready to start building the structure of the garden during the autumn/  winter after the design course.

Volunteer sessions will be every Thursday afternoon 2pm – 4.30pm, Starting the 1st August.

Please tell your friends and anyone who may be interested to meet me (Emma) in the café garden (Behind the vegi café Great Oak Street), prompt at 2pm and I will show you where the garden to be developed is. In following weeks we will meet at the new site.

We look forward to working with you.

Here's one we did earlier. Wildlife garden in Llanidloes, designed by Emma Maxwell, of Get-Growing

Here’s one we did earlier. Wildlife garden in Llanidloes, designed by Emma Maxwell, of Get-Growing

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I lead on the Cwm Harry Skills and training enterprise, am a qualified teacher and permaculture design tutor and garden designer and project consultant. I write several blogs and am an avid networker and communicator on the subjects of sustainability, transition and co-operatives. I have written an occasional column for Channel4/green and have worked for Channel 4 on their 'Dumped' seriesworked as well as for BBC Wales as a green advisor on their Changing Lives- Going Green series, Nov-Dec 2009. I have been working in sustainable development, on project management and development, teaching, growing and small business development all my life really. I also grew up living and working on farms and have a broad experience working in Britain and Canada and Zimbabwe on sustainable agriculture, grass roots permaculture projects, micro business development and housing and worker co-ops. I have been based in Wales since 1994 and currently live in the Welsh borders.