We are hugely excited to have been offered the space behind the public institute in Llanfyllin as a space to create a community growing hub. We are very inspired by the work in Newtown at the Cultivate centre and we want to use a similar process that was used to design and set that in motion back in 2013 when it began. The project there kicked off with an open permaculture design process which came out of a series of consultations with the potential users groups of the growing space.
Our early aims will be to get the site under control, start making compost and start designing the space to contain a mix of raised beds for ‘main crop’ veg cultivation and for propagation of perennials herbs and fruit trees and bushes. There are 100 different species of apple in Cae Bodfach, just over the road so one of our early goals will be to start propagating from them, certainly ones that seem best adapted to the climate here.
The plan currently is to have a weekly volunteer session on Tuesday morning, where among other things, a work for the week will be published to other people who want to contribute on other days can see what is needed and planned. The first volunteer session will on Tuesday next, which is the 17th Sept, we will be there form 10.00 am. Anyone is welcome to join us.