Room To Grow is creating a stir in the Uplands and Brynmill area of Swansea, with its transformative edible garden installations adapting a sea of tired, unused concreted over front gardens into miniature allotments to grow and harvest food – and we want more!
Room to Grow launched in June last year, led by passionate entrepreneurs Angie (co-owner of Hoogah in Brymill) and Mike (Director of KeyCymru CIC), supported by a growing cohort of community volunteers. This green recovery mission tackles growing frustrations with the lack of visible green space in this suburban area. The project began with the installation of 6 kitchen gardens as raised edible growing spaces, triggering a community food ‘green corridor’ in the Brynmill & Uplands area.
The tremendous response from community council representatives, residents, commuters and visitors alike fuelled a crowdfunding campaign to drive further installations within this green corridor and raised nearly £9500 by Dec last year.
Participating households and volunteers growing nutritious fruit and veg have benefitted from accessible, fresh food and the opportunity to learn about sustainable methods of growing.