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:
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:
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!
About the space
Green Corridor Connecting Brynmill To Uplands
City and County of Swansea Council