Community Garden

"Participation in gardening can bring benefits to the well being of many people, whatever their age or ability"
 

Vegetables grown by the Playgroup children looking healthy

 

In March, the Committee agreed to name the community garden, the ABLETOGROW COMMUNITY GARDEN

This was agreed, as a lasting tribute to the main "architect" of the  scheme, John Roberts,  a former Committee member and Treasurer who had recently moved to Gloucester.

John created Abletogrow, which is a small firm specialising in addressing some of the needs, gardening and otherwise, of people with Autism and other profound and complex learning needs.

If you wish to know more about Abletogrow, contact John Roberts

E-mail abletogrow03@gmail.com


 


FENCING (End of Feb.2010)

 

 The fencing around the Community Garden area is nearly complete.

 

 


 TREE PLANTING

The tree planting project took another step forward, with the trees being transferred from the children's homes to the Community garden.

Under the leadership of John Roberts the trees were planted on Saturday morning, 28th November 2009.

 John with Nia and Lynda Morgan

  

November 2009

        Work commences on the fencing

16th October 2009

Work is starting soon on the new Allotment and Play Area (see below). It will be a joint project, funded by the Community Council, Michelle from the "Bright Beginnings" Playgroup and the Llancentre Committee Development Fund. The Development Fund was boosted by a donation of 250 from The Old Bridge Inn, which was specifically given for this project

  

Katie Lewis of the Old Bridge Inn presents a cheque to Huw Thomas (Chairman of the Llancentre Committee) towards the Community Garden Project. Also in the picture is Michelle Coffey of the "Early Beginnings" Playgroup and three of her early beginners. 

 

30 September 2009

The next development of the Community Garden at the Centre, is to provide a facility which would include an allotment and play area for children of nursery and infant ages. It would consist of an "L" shaped area, bounded by the river, the Library and the Morlais Meeting Room. The area will be fenced off with a 1metre high fence.

More details to follow.


 Inspired by the rural setting of the Community Centre, the committee have decided to develop a Community Garden around the site

 Bulb Planting (1) Oct. 08

 The first stage of the project was to plant daffodil bulbs (all Welsh produced). Children from the Infants and Junior schools at Llangennech, pupils from Ysgol y Strade and volunteers from the village, carried out planting in October. 

Further bulb and tree planting will take place in the Spring, hopefully funded by sought after grants.

  Bulb Planting (3) Oct.08

 

 

 

If you are interested in being involved in this project 
contact us