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Caerau Sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme and Market Garden

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A 1.4ha brownfield site in one of the most deprived wards in the Valleys is being turned into a community market garden to promote a culture of local food growing and related dietary benefits, alleviate local flooding and to provide employment, volunteering and training opportunities.

  • Partnership involving Groundwork Bridgend & Neath Port Talbot, Caerau Development Trust, Valleys 2 Coast Housing, Bridgend CBC, Federation of City Farms and Gardens, Communities First Caerau and WECAN
  • Implemented a major Sustainable Urban Drainage System which has been commended by the Environment Agency
  • Site cleared and growing areas completed thanks local unemployed young people on Groundwork’s Intermediate Labour Market Scheme with support from Caerau Construction Training, Community Payback and Youth Offending Bridgend
  • Held workshops to engage local primary school children and horticultural training, hosted by Maesteg Comprehensive School, involving 6 students and 5 community members
  • Market Garden Opening Event on 27 July 2012 which included sponsorship from Marks and Spencer’s @myurbangreen  initiative and the related Community Green Flag project

For more information: see the project blog at http://bit.ly/x4oC43

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