We have only just moved in at Pen Dinas, the new Get-Growing community garden hub in Newtown. Since moving there late summer from our previous base at the Cwm Harry compost factory on the Vastre estate.
In the weeks since August we have finally been able to make a real start at our new base and the place is starting to feel like home. We have a fully consulted design in place for the 21/2 acre plot and have been busy digging up trees and taking down sheds from the old garden and moving them to the new one in readiness for building a new garden.
We have also started working with our first work experience students, Zak and Jono, who will be with us one day a week for a full school year. We have also started regular work experience days with first-year college students on a 7 week cycle.
Get-Growing is also developing an opportunity for 6 month horticulture and permaculture apprenticeships, for under 25’s, not currently employed or in education.. about which we will have more information available soon.
We still have our volunteer Wednesdays, each week, where we focus on developing the new garden as well as seasonal gardening tasks.
We have also hosted visits from a wide variety of student groups, community and other interested people.
Get-Growing has also just started working with Treown community to develop a small toddler-friendly garden on the estate there.
We are really excited about the coming year and the possibilities of working together with like minded groups and individuals.
Please do come along if you are interested in any of these kind of themes.
PS Chris is making a curry, but when it has run out, its run out.. so come early if you fancy a taste.