Caerau Sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme and Market Garden
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