Connecting with our environment
The Miners Gardening Group has been going for 5 years and provides great opportunities for people to enjoy making our outside spaces looking attractive and cared for. Over the years we have had working parties and initiatives.
Keeping the outside borders looking great – working parties in Spring 2017 planted community donated cuttings.
Keeping the tubs in the front looking colourful throughout the year.
Cleaning up the old bus shelter and installing new seating – further work still needed!
Clearing the leaves in the autumn
Building a shed to store our equipment using a Green Caerphilly small grant. This is a great asset for us, although we could do with more space.
Creating an attractive front bed.
Thanks to the Gardening Group - Alison, Simon, Geoff, Louise, Ruth, Yvonne & Alana, Chris, Chris, Jean, Carlos & Carol, Ceri & Steve, Liz & Keith, Jenny & Phillip, Sue & Colin, John & Rob - for all your hard work.
Climate Change Project
Caerphilly Miners Community Centre secured a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to convert a piece of waste ground into a Climate Change “Garden of the Future”. We worked with Renew Wales and Social Farms and Gardens and set up three working parties meetings between November 2019 and February 2020. We used the expertise of David Thorpe, a climate change academic and practitioner to generate priorities and Landscape Architect Fiona Cloke to help us translate these into a design and plan of action.
As well as learning a lot and developing an inspirational plan, the project has attracted new members – Chris, Ann, Dawn, Kairen, Ian and Rosemary. There is also interest from other members of the community in joining up and we have some exciting discussions ahead of us about how we’re going to move forward together.
If you’d like to join us, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org