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Here is a fascinating history of the origins of the Newtown Market hall. Here is another video exploring the recent refurbishment of the Market hall And a link to a recent promotional video highlighting the traders and improvements in the hall. This is where the new Cultivate local food shop is based and the […]

Newtown Market Hall



Community gardens are a fantastic way to get individuals in towns and cities communicating with each other and finding shared interests.  They aren’t just a place to grow your own food, or plant some new foliage to brighten up the neighbourhood; they are a place to meet and socialise as well.  With so much […]

Green Fingers interactive piece



Cultivate is looking for a part-time Shop Manager to join this dynamic Cooperative working to provide and promote good food grown locally. Cultivate has a unique opportunity to manage a local food shop in the newly renovated Market Hall in Newtown, providing socially and environmentally beneficial produce to Newtown. The role will include recruiting […]

Cultivate Shop Manager Job Position


Great Powys special  on BBC1 Countryfile tonight. Showing lots of lovely local produce Monty brewery, local honey and local grown produce from Cultivate, all available from our shop at the Newtown market hall. If you missed it take a look here. You will catch Cultivate towards the end of the programme. Showing our team of […]

BBC1 Countryfile


We have had busy and exciting times recently, so much going on we have had no time to up date our blog. But you can always find up dates on our Facebook page and Facebook group for Friends of Cultivate and of course don’t forget to sign up to our monthly newsletter. On Thursday 6th […]

Busy Summer




We will soon be recruiting a part time manager for the Cultivate shop in the refurbished Newtown market hall, opening 4th August. This is a great opportunity for anyone with managerial skills who is passionate about healthy local food and improving the local food economy. Get in touch for more details.

Shop managers job


This week we have been busy on the plant nursery. The sales area had become big puddles of squidgy mud, which were not nice to walk on and was not helping our plant sales. With the help of volunteers we spent two days heavy manual work by hand digging out all the squiggy mud, […]

Native plant nursery




We had another great session propagating plants for our Grow wild Native Newtown project. This week we sowed seeds of perennial herbaceous natives, divided wild garlic and potted them on. We also divided three cornered leek, not actually a UK native but another interesting perennial Allium suitable for an edible forest garden. We have a […]

Grow wild native Newtown


‘How to get started growing organically’ Short course this Saturday.10.3 – 3pm. Gives you all the information you need to get your season of growing started and only £7.50. At Newtown community garden next to the college. To grow organically the importance of wildlife can not be stressed enough. Native insect, birds and mammals are […]

How to get started growing organically



A busy time in the garden, the weather is warming up although the nights are still cold. The nursery is bursting with germinating seedlings and early flowering plants coming into bloom. In the garden over wintering vegetable plants  are starting to grow again. Ground is being prepared and new seeds going in for early […]

Spring is here


Two new courses this month, thanks to the Botanic gardens of Wales. Sue Stickland knowledgeable garden writer, fruit and veg expert and unusual veg grower with be delivering the ‘Growing in a polytunnel’ course this Saturday 14th, Newtown community garden, 10.30 – 3pm. Only £7.50. Towards the end of the month Cultivates horticultural tutor Emma […]

March – time to Get Growing