Green-fingered youngsters from Pobl’s Aberdulais Dreamscheme project spent their Easter holidays getting their community garden ready for this year’s crop of summer flowers.
Supported by our Community Development Team, the children and young people are also planning to grow their own vegetables.
Dreamscheme projects offer a way to work with children and young people aged 8 to 14 in local communities to help them work towards something positive during their free time in school breaks. Using a ‘work = points = trips’ system, they can carry out simple jobs in the local area such as litter picking or painting to gain points which can be spent on daytrips to places like Oakwood, Clyne Farm and Techniquest.
The Aberdulais Dreamscheme was set up in 2007 and over the last two years, the team have worked hard to create their own community garden.
This year they spent their Easter break digging over and weeding the beds and containers as well as sewing broccoli and leek seeds. The garden is now full of potatoes, cauliflower, spinach, onions, garlic, herbs, runner beans, tomatoes, aubergines, strawberries, carrots and peas!
They also brightened up the garden with some flowers and cleaned their greenhouse from top to bottom. The youngsters are hoping to hold a tea party for their community in the summer so fingers crossed they get a bumper crop to cook with.