Volunteer Wednesdays, get involved in Newtown’s new community garden

So we have finally moved to the new garden at Coleg Powys, we are on the college campus, turn off the roundabout by the college/ Theatre Hafren and right before the college main entrance and we are first left and located in the bungalow called Pen Dinas. Emma will be there from 10 am this morning for our first chance to get stuck into the garden and to start making sense of the space. The garden’s main features have been designed as part of a garden design course we ran in the summer and will include polytunnels, a relocated roundhouse and intensive growing area, forest garden, wildlife areas as well a community growing area and micro allotment plots. We have stuck closely to our organic and permaculture gardening principles and it is a great chance for anyone to learn how to approach developing such a space.

Anyone interested in welcome to just come along on a Wednesday between 10 and 4.00 pm or cantact us via the website if you need any info before hand. For groups, special needs and training opportunites do l=please contact us before hand.

The global food waste scandal
Meanwhile, here is a lively and well presented talk on a subject very close to our hearts here at cwm Harry, food waste and the sheer scale of the opportunites that there are reduce this


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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.