We are passionate about food and food growing and are working for a stronger and more localised food economy. Organic horticulture produces quality fruit and veg whilst also protecting and enhancing the natural environment!
Welcome to Cultivate
Cultivate is a social enterprise linking food and community. We aim to address many of the issues associated with the modern food system, and working towards sustainable local food solutions.
We have developed three community gardens in Powys during three years between March 2012 – 2015 as part of a Lottery funded project called Get-Growing. These gardens are based in Newtown, Llanidloes and Llanfyllin. We have a local food shop in Newtown’s Glan Hafren Market Hall.
The gardens have cropping areas for fruit and vegetables, communal growing areas, individual plots and areas to spend time and have fun. We have regular volunteer days on each site , with our Newtown hub providing free local produce lunch on our regular Wednesday volunteer day.
We build wooden raised beds that can be placed on any surface for an instant garden, many can be found around the town such as at the railway station. Each of our community garden sites provides micro allotments for people that want their own space. Small pieces of land that enable individuals to have a go at growing a small amount of food for them selves, without the daunting mass of weeds on a standard size allotment. Each of our sites provide access to tools, seeds, plants and advice.
Horticulture for an abundant future
Here at Cultivate we are trying out new ideas constantly, looking for ways to produce organic food affordably and easily as well as in a way that is good for the environment. Low carbon and even carbon negative ways to produce food could be a key factor in achieving a sustainable future.
We run regular long and short courses throughout the year. Teaching and demonstrating organic horticulture, permaculture and traditional crafts.