Retrofitting, renewable energy, local food and permaculture gardens at home.

Ecological design in action. Learning and explorations.

Grow | Learn | Share

Community food growing and nature connection. Local people, projects, plants and produce, sharing together.

Share Community Directory

Online ‘green’ directory of local projects and more.

Windsor Terrace House-Holding

Experiments in sustainable and regenerative urban living at various scales. It’s about simple living, elegant sufficiency, reconnecting to nature and community, and restoring the Earth.

Our intergenerational home and gardens

Retrofitting, renewable energy, local food and permaculture gardens.

In January 2020 I instagrammed this image with the resolve to use permaculture principles to grow our garden. At that time I didn’t know Poppy from Global Gardens would be brining the Permaculture Design Course to Cardiff with Sarah Pugh from Shift Bristol. It’s amazing the way life unfolds.

Penarth Growing Community


We create and maintain growing spaces for food and wildlife. We’re all about bringing people together through our community garden open sessions, activities and events.

Seed & Plant ExChange

Sited at West House, The Kymin and Victoria Square, a place for sharing.

West House community garden

Open sessions on Mondays 10-12, to tend the growing spaces, and each other.

Kymin community gardens

Food growing in raised beds, forest garden, meadow, orchard. Open sessions Saturdays 10-12. Learning and growing together.

Growing together network

Network of local home garden and allotment food growers.

Share Community Directory

The places we live are alive with community focused groups and sustainability conscious, environmentally aware activities. There are so many good things to get involved with. Local people are coming together and it’s making our places vibrant.

We are keen on building community, so we think having an online directory where people can find out what’s happening locally is a great idea.

We are just getting started. If you can help us build the directory, get in touch.

About us

Sally Hughes

Mum, artist, writer, gardener, cook, facilitator, community organiser & permaculture designer

Drew Mabey

Dad, sound engineer, placemaker, energy, rainwater harvesting & transport master-planner

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Working together in our community and beyond.

Penarth Living Streets Local Group

Penarth Civic Society Tree Forum

The Microgreengrocer

Friends of Victoria Square

Cardiff Cycle City

Friends of The Kymin

Benthyg Cymru

Mud and Thunder


Benthyg Penarth

Penarth Social Community

Stol Coffee