Edible Landscapes

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Edible Landscapes

Edible Landscapes

Creation Development Trust By Creation Development Trust

Creating beautiful community gardens and growing spaces that are, well, good enough to eat!

Blaengarw Idea stage

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We would like to transform disused and unattractive space in our local area and create beautiful landscapes filled with bright plants and flowers and community growing spaces where people can come together to plant, grow and harvest small crops of vegetables to cook and eat. This will encourage healthier eating, using local produce and also bring back fresh home cooked meals. We are hoping to achieve all this whilst also adding even more beauty to our already breathtaking natural landscapes.

What we'll deliver:

  • Plant vegetables, plants & flowers
  • Teach gardening skills from simple seeding to harvesting crops
  • Run cooking workshops to cook with the fresh produce that the locals have grown to encourage home cooked meals
  • Sell some produce in the local Real Food Shop adding to our local economy, bringing shops back to our high street
  • Potential to create jobs

Why it's a great idea:

We believe this is a good idea because it will add so much to our local community from colour and vegetation to unused land to potential jobs for locals as well as boosting our community’s health and local economy.

Steps to get it done:

  • We will enlist the help of our large network of volunteers
  • employ local people who have an interest in gardening, construction and the outdoors.

We are asking for small or large donations from as many people who can spare it. And from anyone who can’t afford to donate any money to help the project to find any old tools or unwanted pots of paint etc you no longer need. We also value your time so any free time you have pop in to see us and lend a hand! Everything helps and we appreciate it hugely!

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Location Blaengarw

Blaengarw has 2 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Situated on the corner of Katie St and Blaengarw Rd.

Council

Bridgend County Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £11,004

Labour - £6,000 (55%)
Wacker Plate Compactor/ Tamper - £1,100 (10%)
Clothing (overalls, boots, safety wear) - £500 (5%)
Shrubs/ Plants - £500 (5%)
Grass Seed - £300 (3%)
Cement Mixer - £300 (3%)
Hand Tools - £300 (3%)
Kerb Edges for Paths - £200 (2%)
Wheelbarrows - £200 (2%)
Sand,cement, stone dust, chippings - £200 (2%)
Other - £1,404 (13%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

55%
Labour
£6,000
10%
Wacker Plate Compactor/ Tamper
£1,100
5%
Clothing (overalls, boots, safety wear)
£500
5%
Shrubs/ Plants
£500
3%
Grass Seed
£300
3%
Cement Mixer
£300
3%
Hand Tools
£300
2%
Kerb Edges for Paths
£200
2%
Wheelbarrows
£200
2%
Sand,cement, stone dust, chippings
£200
13%
Other
£1,404
  • Transaction Fees
    £457
  • Spacehive fees
    £368
  • Hedge Trimmer
    £150
  • Grass Trimmer
    £100
  • Blower/ Vacuum
    £100
  • VAT
    £100

Total £11,004

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