BRACE HORTICULTURE

BRACE horticulture group have so far agreed to meet each Tuesday behind the institute from 10 am. We are open and inclusive to anyone who wants to join and we are developing our ideas about the purposes of the garden, who its beneficiaries are and to firm up a design. We have so far decided to build 6 main crop raised beds, each will be 1.2m wide and approx 4m long. We are planning a 6 course rotation as the central activity for the space, with wild flower areas around the edges and propagation areas for perennial plants, esp those suitable for forest gardening and extending and filling Cae Bodfach.

We broke ground yesterday at the new community horticulture plot
Plans are evolving, it is early days, this is a collaborative process, we want to hear from you

Functions

  • Community building
  • develop strong local horticulture team
  • demonstration of possibilities
  • overlap space for community groups to meet each other
  • BRACE momentum
  • Link to co-ordinated community action on climate
  • add to local food security
  • build soil, compost and fertility
  • 100% organic

Users and stakeholders for involvement/ consultation

  • Llanfyllin High School Sudents, esp land based studies
  • Core BRACE team
  • Drop ins & regular volunteers
  • Town Council
  • Men’s sheds
  • MENCAP
  • Llwyn Teg, OAP
  • Cross Keys play group
  • BRACE members and network
  • You?

Garden elements

  • Main crop veg produce
  • Forest gardening
  • Fruit tree guilds
  • propagation area
  • composting
  • Signage
  • links to institute
  • maintenance of planters and isolated elements
  • Llanfyllin signage and verges
  • Tool Shed and rain water collection

Meanwhile at Busoga High School, Kamuli. Here is one we made earlier

Connie Kauma and her school team have kept on supporting and extending the forwst garden we designed and planted together on the 2017 PDC at Kamuli. Fantastic to see how the garden has matured already. I hope this will inspire our team here in Llanfyllin to do something here that makes a big impact on the community.

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