Hayfield community Garden
In April 2010 a small group of like-minded folk, with a desire to increase localised food production clubbed together to rent half an acre of land at Racquets Farm. Just over the River Wye, only a 5 minute from Hay town centre, the garden is a hub of community activity which aims to create a beautiful and productive social space rich in biodiversity.
The garden is run and worked by volunteers who get to share the produce grown – surplus produce is sold from the garden and local markets to cover running costs. Hayfield Garden operates using Permaculture principles which include collecting rainwater, composting all waste and valuing everybody’s input from digging to design. Volunteers are invited to contribute their skills and knowledge and in return can receive produce, learn skills and enjoy working with others.
The garden has seen great progress from the start and we look forward to developing the project even further in 2012. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WANTED AND WELCOME!
The Polydome is a great addition to the project kindly supplied by Ros and Geoff at Racquety Farm last Spring. The dome will enable us to extend our growing season and the range of produce that we can grow. In partnership with “Jump for Timbuktu” we will be piloting a drip-feed irrigation system in the dome. The system will be taken to Mali where simple technologies can help to improve food security.
Hayfield Garden on the BIG SCREEN!
‘Nigel in Transition’ documents one man’s journey as he clumsily attempts to help set up a Transition Town in a small rural community. Made with the active involvement of the good people of Hay-on-Wye, the film features the former Welsh environment minister, an angry grocer, a bunch of hippies and a surreal supporter of willow basketry. A high-resolution version of the film (including in Welsh) is available for community screenings.
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Thanks to Awards for All Wales for financial support for the film.