Room To Grow "Community Food Corridor"

Funded on Spacehive 22 December 2020

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Room To Grow "Community Food Corridor"

Room To Grow "Community Food Corridor"

Room to Grow Wales By Room to Grow Wales

To transform as many unused front gardens into food growing spaces and places for nature as possible along King Edwards Road, Rhydings Park Road and Gwdyr Crescent.

Swansea Delivery stage

15
backers
£9,478
raised
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This project was funded on 22 Dec 2020!

In the Room To Grow Pilot we transformed 6 unloved front garden spaces from concrete jungle to edible oasis aka mini allotments and now we want to create a "green corridor" from Brynymor road all the way to the heart of uplands. We had an amazing response from the community and now have a steady crop of beetroot, beans, lettuce and more from our 6 participating houses. We've learnt a lot in this short time and have loved seeing people stopping to enjoy the garden spaces and ask questions! In this next phase we want to see how many houses we can get to sign up for a transformation over three streets, we believe the visual impact of having large numbers of front gardens transformed will be a catalyst for positive change in the area. Raised bed planters also help to mitigate flash flooding whilst the plants increase air quality, improve biodiversity and provide food and enjoyment for the community! We're fundraising with space hive subsidise the cost of the project.

What we'll deliver:

  • Build custom raised bed planters to fit each property
  • Water butt rain water collection at each site
  • Bird boxes and bug hotels at each site
  • Build gardens purely for attracting pollinators to the area
  • Create "Bee Friendly Gardens"

Why it's a great idea:

- Increased sense of community - Increased local biodiversity - Improve the look of the area - Produce food for the community - Provide outdoor space for people who don't have their own - Teach the community about food growing techniques that don't harm the environment -Share permaculture skills and knowledge - Collect rainwater from roofs - Help mitigate flash flooding - Attract pollinators to the area - Absorb carbon from the atmosphere - Improve air quality - Provide nutritious food for the community - Volunteer opportunities - Potential veg box scheme

Steps to get it done:

  • Sign up 10-15 houses per street (King Edwards/Rhydings Park & Gwydr Cres) to have RTG front gardens installed
  • Measure up, design and build custom planters
  • Create (approx 10) Wildflower gardens
  • Create (Approx 6) dedicated herb gardens
  • Create (Approx 5) pollinator Gardens
  • Install (30+) vegetable growing gardens
  • Order 45 tonnes of organic top soil & Manure
  • Start Planting!

We're so excited about this next phase of the project - please help us to create a "Green Corridoor / Food Forrest" and inspire others to transform their own spaces too!

Location Swansea

About the space

Green Corridor Connecting Brynmill To Uplands

Council

City and County of Swansea Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £9,508

Timber & Liner - £5,157 (54%)
Organic Topsoil - £3,708 (39%)
Other - £642 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

54%
Timber & Liner
£5,157
39%
Organic Topsoil
£3,708
7%
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£642
  • Spacehive fees
    £391
  • Transaction Fees
    £173
  • VAT
    £78

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Create more mini-allotments in front gardens!

Total £9,508

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • We're looking for people to help us with out Room To Grow journey! If you have some time and skills in the following please please let us know :) - Social Media / Marketing - Gardening / Horticulture - Recipe Writing - Fundraising - Carpentry
  • We need: Hand tools. Drills. Saws. Watering Cans. Organic seeds. Greenhouse Space
  • We're in desperate need of a garage/dirty space to operate from, up until now we've been stashing our equipment here there and everywhere but could really do with a workspace to use for our carpentry days and to store some of our stuff in the area.

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