Garth Hillside

Organic Garden

Update

 

Glyn Ceiriog's very own community garden—the Garth Hillside Organic Gardens formed in 2007, has been gaining national recognition and awards lately.

In January of this year, the Garth garden was shortlisted in the National Keep Wales Tidy Awards, then in June the tireless work by volunteers to produce local organic food every week of the year was recognized when the garden's founder, Jude won 'Volunteer of the Year Award for Wales' in the 'green category' .

The Garth has also been attracting visitors from all over Wales to see the groundbreaking work that is being achieved. The primary objective of producing local organic food and reducing food miles is complimented by volunteers learning about permaculture values and techniques, protecting and increasing biodiversity, improving wellbeing and demonstrating how you can live more sustainably using resources more responsibility and efficiently.

The garden now boasts an impressive compost toilet funded by the Welsh Assembly, built by volunteers and a local woodsman—a beautiful example of a sustainable build with an oak shingled roof, wattle and daub walls. Another exciting development will be the arrival of honey bees to increase pollination.

So, if you'd like to be part of an exciting nationally recognized project, learn new skills, look after your wellbeing and meet lots of lovely people—don't hesitate to get in touch with Jude on 0169`1 718127 or Jenny on 01691 712888 or send us an e-mail on jude.garthhillside@hotmail.com.

Jenny, Garth Secretary

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