Footpath to school is Incredibly Edible
A community planting day in Llandudno Junction has created an edible garden for children and parents of the local school and the wider local community.
Staff and pupils from Ysgol Awel y Mynydd primary school joined members from the Incredible Edible network at the end of last term to plant produce which the local community will be able to harvest later this year.
The planting day was organised together with Conwy County Borough Council which has provided two raised beds at the entrances to the footpath network to the school on the junction of Pen Dyffryn and Narrow Lane.
“We put in some herb plants and fruit bushes to start, and we’ll fill the rest of the beds with vegetables as the growing season comes in,” explained Celia Williams from Incredible Edible. “The harvested crops are available for anyone in the community to enjoy.”
Nan Davies, a teacher at Ysgol Awel y Mynydd, said, “We were delighted to take part in the community planting session and it was great to work with members of the Incredible Edible network. The children enjoyed getting their hands dirty and they learnt so much in a short time. We are excited to be part of this project as we know from past experience that children benefit so much from working in the environment - learning about everything that happens on the journey from seed to the table.”
Councillor Donald Milne, Conwy County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Roads and Facilities said, “This is a valuable community initiative that brings people together and we were delighted to be able to provide the raised beds. It’s great to be able to help create the right environment for children to learn about nature and growing food, and for the community to be able to benefit from freshly grown produce.”
For more information about Incredible Edible Conwy visit their page on Facebook.
Posted on 15/01/2019