Edible plants grown in Penarth
At the farmers market, Grow Local Penarth has lots of plants for sale – including strawberries, basil, salad leaves, pot marigolds and wild garlic. Why not spend your bank holiday weekend putting together a small veg and fruit growing plot of your own?
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In January 2020, Penarth Growing Community was born at at the Gwyrddio Penarth Greening ‘Project 2020’ gathering when Co-founders Eurgain Powell and Sally Hughes got busy with their organising.
That’s now a well established and thriving community growing project, our ‘Growing Together ~ Tfyu Gyda’n Gilydd’ project has 120+ members. We tend the West House Community Garden every Monday and we are just establishing a community garden at The Kymin. We are thankful to all who’ve contributed to make that project an ongoing success.
Anyone who’s been involved with community projects will know that finding funding to carry out good work locally can be a challenge.
Grow Local Penarth is Sally’s experiment to see if it is possible to establish a social enterprise model where the community work is supported through profits generated from selling plants and other garden and produce related items. In the future, Sally hopes to have develop a programme of workshops, events and experiences.
Join us as we experiment, and support our growing project too, get involved in growing and eat some lovely home grown produce!
Our focus for the plants we choose to grow in our permaculture home garden and at our community gardens is on common, and not so common edible perennial plants, with a few annuals. We grow plants that are good for us to eat and good for pollinators – plants that are bee, butterfly and wildlife friendly.
The plants are grown naturally, as part of our ecological garden, without chemicals. Many of the plants are grown from organic seeds. The compost is organic coir-based, from Fertile Fibre. We aim to use recycled and recyclable pots.
Our range includes borage, nasturtium, thyme, marjoram, chamomile, fennel, pot marigold, chives & welsh onions, plus tomatoes, beetroot and wild garlic, just because we like them.
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Edible Plant Sales
Look out for dates for the 2022 season on our socials!
The Garden, Rectory Road Lane, Penarth Town Centre.
Sally’s busy in her garden growing lots of lovely salad, herbs, perennials and flowers, all edible. There’s also some pollinator friendly plants that are great for polycultures and companion planting too.
All profits go to fund future projects with Penarth Growing Community.
We are hoping to have plant sales at West House and The Kymin too, more as plans emerge. Plus, you are welcome to order your plants online for collection from The Garden.
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Grow Local Penarth is a micro-enterprise owned and operated by Sally Hughes with the aim to test out a social enterprise model for supporting community growing activities with Penarth Growing Community.
Plants and other growing related products and produce are available for sale to the local community. Income generated supports a good livelihood for the owner, surplus is gifted to fund community growing. In kind contributions are made to the Penarth Growing Community project through volunteer time and sharing of resources.
Sally is developing a programme of growing and local food related workshops, events and experiences.