Coleg y Cymoedd’s new garden will give nature a boost

Coleg y Cymoedd is helping to reverse nature’s decline thanks to a new garden scheme from environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy.

‘Local Places for Nature’ is offering communities free packages that include all the plants, tools and materials needed to create small gardens.

The Vocational Access Department at Coleg y Cymoedd will be creating a wildlife and fruit growing garden at their Rhondda campus

Dorian Adkins – Vocational Access Campus Co-ordinator, said: “This initiative will have a fantastic impact on our learners, who will use the area to take part in gardening and work experience activities and start to grow their own fruit and vegetables.”

Deputy Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy, Louise Tambini said: “More than ever, people are recognising the value of nature to the health and well-being of our communities. We are delighted that organisations, like Coleg y Cymoedd, now have the opportunity to make a real difference through Local Places for Nature. We know there are many other areas that could benefit from the scheme and we’re urging people to get involved while there are still free packages available.”

The initiative is part of a wider £5m Welsh Government ‘Local Places for Nature’ fund committed to acquiring, restoring and enhancing nature ‘on your doorstep’.

Packages are still available to community groups and organisations. To apply for Local Places for Nature, visit www.keepwalestidy.cymru/nature

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