Barry community garden and allotment set to hold volunteer action day
11:01am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
A VOLUNTEER action day will be held at a community garden and allotment in Barry on Saturday, October 26.
The garden and allotment, based just off Dyffnalt Road in the Treharne area of Barry, held a similar volunteer day when it was launched in August this year.
Lisa Williams, who has been appointed part-time garden manager of the site, said: “We are getting ready for spring so will be preparing the ground and planting trees, shrubs and bulbs. We will be providing free refreshments and some children's activities. Tools will be provided but we are asking volunteers to wear sturdy footwear or wellies.”
She added: “We are slowly but surely transforming the garden into a beautiful space for growing fruit and vegetables and hope that parents will use it for picnics and for children to play in as well as being an educational space for all. There are big plans in place for the coming months, including a compost toilet, polytunnels, wildlife pond, orchard, shrub border and a new shelter.”
She added: “The garden is open to all and we are always looking for volunteers to help out and can offer workshops, training or just somewhere to go to meet people and socialise.”
The garden volunteer day will run from 9.30am until 1.30pm, refreshments will be provided and children are welcome, while under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.