Get-Growing was a 3 year lottery funded project managed by Cultivate, part of the Cwm Harry family of enterprises. Get-Growing’s aim was to involve a much wider section of the community in food growing, wildlife gardening and greening public spaces.
During the three years we worked with communities to establish three substantial community gardens, helped some smaller ones and worked with many schools. Each site has been designed through courses and consultations with local residents and are maintained by groups of volunteers. They all have very unique aspects.
Please visit the Get Growing project website to see the development of the gardens over the first three years.
Our three main sites are still running, with local growers producing lots of healthy food and volunteers keeping the sites tidy whilst developing new ideas and projects.
Newtown Community Garden
The Newtown Community Garden Site is a 2.5 acre growing site right in the heart of Newtown. Situated adjacent to Newtown College and Theatre Hafren the garden is surrounded by residential estates that can benefit from its work. We have regular volunteer days every Wednesday from 10 – 4pm with lunch available at 1pm.
The site houses several micro enterprises (nursery, rasied beds & local food hub) as well as demonstration and research growing areas, micro allotments for amateur gardeners, communal spaces for the community to enjoy, such as a fire bit, round house, bbq, and open lawn areas and cropping areas to feed into our boxes.
This site is open for the community to use, learn in and enjoy. Please feel free to approach us with project and ideas for using this space. We want everyone to be inspired by what we do here, and empowered to take vegetable growing and food production home with them.
Read the Get Growing blog here of the set up and development of the garden over the first two years.
Llanidloes Community Garden
A fantastic secretgarden, right in the centre of Llanidloes. Previously used as a dunping ground, this site has been transformed into a thriving community garden, complete with an outdoor cob oven, micro allotments, seating area, kids play area, terraces fruit beds, espalier fruit trees and wildlife area with pond.
The garden is open to allotment holders and other visitors every day with a regular volunteer day on the first Thursday of the month 11am – 2pm
Read the Get Growing blog here for the development of the garden over the first two years.
Llanfyllin Community Garden
Cae Bodfach is an area next to the Cain river, upstream of Llanfyllin town that is rented by the town council from the Bodfach estate as a community asset. We have created a beautiful forest garden that the whole community can benefit from.
There is a volunteer day every Thursday