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Green light for community garden

Green-fingered Swansea locals will soon be able to put their horticultural skills to the test at a new socially run community garden that’s opening in Forge Fach Community resource centre next month, thanks to funding from Swansea Council. 

To help prepare the garden for opening, Swansea council has donated £2,300 to the initiative as part of its ‘Grow Local’ scheme.

The centre will be working closely with local schools to introduce children to the benefits of gardening as well as support people with disabilities to develop new skills.

All of the fruit and vegetables grown will be sold through local businesses, including Clydach greengrocer The Happy Apple, with the money raised supporting the garden’s ongoing running costs.

The Clydach and Morriston Boy Scout group have volunteered time to undertake maintenance at the garden in preparation of it opening in May.

Councillor Will Evans, Cabinet Member for Anti-Poverty at Swansea Council said: 

“We are delighted to assist Walsingham Support with the development of a community growing space, as it’s a positive way of bringing the community together to socialise, learn new skills and grow food. It’s great to see the positive contribution that Walsingham Support has made since taking the Forge Fach centre over from the Council, and we wish them every success.”