Next workshop, Saturday 28 May, 10-2, ‘A Food Forest in Your Garden.’ We will learn about growing in guilds and polycultures and have a guest gardener coming to show us all about propagating plants.
What we do
We create and maintain growing spaces for food and wildlife. We’re all about bringing people together to grow, learn and share.
We tend the community plots at West House Community Garden and the Kymin Community Gardens, that’s where you’ll find us. We’ve worked with other local groups to create the Kymin Community Orchard, Planters at Belle Vue Park, Stanwell Crescent Wildlife Garden, Golden Gates Fruit Garden and Cosmeston Community Orchard.
In 2022/23 we will host a year long programme of workshops, open sessions and events.
We are always looking for people to volunteer with us and join in our lively community.
Why we do it
“Our mission for this time on Earth is to repair humanity’s relationship with nature.” Chief Arvol Looking Horse
LOCAL FOOD | FOOD GROWING | CLIMATE ACTION
We aim to support people to reconnect with the place in which they live, meeting their needs locally. Creating an environment that is clean and green, where access to nature, food growing, local organic food and strong community bonds becomes part of our everyday. We prioritise community well-being over the generation of profit. We acknowledge the value of volunteering, as well as supporting the idea of good-livelihoods and recognition for the contributions local people make.
We are keen to inspire local people to take action on climate change, in what ever way they can. We see food growing as one of the simplest ways to take action, with a big impact.
Kymin Community Gardens
We’ve been installing a food growing pack from Keep Wales Tidy ‘Local Places for Nature’ scheme on the lower boule court area, to make a Wild Food Garden, in collaboration with the Friends of the Kymin and the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
We run open sessions at The Kymin on the Second Saturday of the month, from 10-12. Hope to see you there.
West House Community Garden
Getting together to tend the community plot, learning about growing & sharing.
Find us in the community garden at West House on Stanwell Road, every Monday from10.30am – 12pm. All welcome.
Thanks to Penarth Town Council and Gwyrddio Penarth Greening and all our volunteers.
See what we are doing at the community plot and follow us on socials.
“In the last few years I have realised how much green space benefits
mind & body”
“We as humans have become so disconnected from nature, so much so that the harm that’s being done to it almost seems normal. I want to change that, I don’t want to be disconnected anymore. Through my research and self-discovery I have found I’m not the only one who feels this way. Amongst all the chaos the world is facing, how beautiful is it to know you’re not alone and there are people who still care.”
Naomi Burke, volunteer
Photo credit: Piotr Skoczylas
We’ve put together a map of all the green spaces around town where people are taking part in community growing and gardening activities.
Growing Together ~ Tyfu gyda’n Gilydd
Growing Together Gardens Network
What if we all set aside a little space in our gardens or outdoor areas for growing?
We’d like to form a network of gardens around town. We’d like to see people getting together (safely, of course, and mostly online to start!) to grow local food and create spaces for nature.
See what’s happening in our growing community
We value working together. Thank you to Gwyrddio Penarth Greening, Penarth Town Council, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Friends of The Kymin, Penarth Civic Society & Stol Coffee for all your support and encouragement.