Get Growing in Newtown
Cwm Harry - Local Growing
Linking local food and community
Get Growing project launch
7:00pm until 9:00pm: Public event, in the Elephant and Castle Hotel, Newtown. For anyone interested in community growing and local food development.
Our big news is that with all the changes at Cwm Harry, due to the compost making contract going to a company in Oxfordshire, we have been asked to make plans to move the garden. Pretty devastating news really, considering all the hard work that has gone into it over the last 3 years, were it not for the fact that we have lined up a very exciting new venue to move to.
We have been offered a 2 1/2 acre plot on the Coleg Powys campus, with our own office area, barns etc. It will still be a huge amount of work to move, but it does give us the opportunity to build on all the lessons learned whilst we have been here on the Vastre trading estate. The plot we will be moving to is basically the green triangle to the right of the main coleg car park
All the Hard work at Cwm Harry over the last 2 years has really paid off in terms of the development of the Get-Growing project, which is very much built on the success of the garden on the Vastre estate. Moving will be hard, however the momentum generated in the garden here at Cwm Harry is the reason for the project’s success so it certainly has not been wasted effort. As part of the project move we are running a special garden design course, aimed at community garden practitioners but relevant for anyone who wants to develop the garden design skills.
Community Garden Design Course – new pilot course in July. The Cwm Harry garden was actually designed by permaculture students on a course we ran back in May 2010 and the plan is to repeat that experience again, but this time we are planning to write a special course, focusing directly on Community Garden Design. which we want to run from the 16th July for 5 days. The curse will design the new garden giving participants the experience of designing a complex plot whilst having to work in small teams to do it. Four of the 12 places on the course will prioritised for Newtown residents especially those who are interested in further involvement with the project, we will also welcome participants from further a field. For further information please contact us directly.