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Adamsdown to revive community garden

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Work has begun to revive the Adamsdown community gardens after it became overgrown and difficult to access.

The “Edible Adamsdown” project, set up by Green City, will be running a series of workshops, starting on February 8, to help the community learn about gardening and healthy eating.

The garden was not used regularly, so a group of volunteers spent a day cleaning it to make sure it could be available to the community. And soon it will be open again to the public.

Rebecca Clark, director and event manager of Green City, said: “We are running a few sessions that will help build a community group together and a group that will take on the garden with a bit more responsibility.

“All of the workshops will focus on bringing the garden back to life,” she said. Edible Adamsdown aims to get people interested in growing their own produce.

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They hope some of the locals will then become interested in getting their own allotment.

Miss Clark said: “This year they will be growing things the community want them to grow.

“It will go directly to their plates and any excess will go to other community projects.

“The idea is that the garden will act as a hub and it will be used as a base for other growing projects.

Communities First have now secured extra allotment space for anyone who wants to have their own growing space for them or their family,” she said.

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Around five years ago the garden was used by another group of locals, but interest cooled and eventually the garden began to grow wild. But when it was tidied the volunteers found a number of hidden treasures.

“When we tidied the garden we found grapes, fruit trees, figs, berries and a pond. It’s a really nice garden and we want to make use of it,” said Miss Clark.

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