The Room To Grow Project

23 March 2020

The Room To Grow Project

Unused concreted front-gardens will be a thing of the past for this City suburb.

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.

Room to Grow is inviting the community to sign up to become a volunteer, including those who have experience in horticulture and those who are looking for an opportunity to learn and get some soil under their fingernails. The project is also registering interest from households and businesses in the Uplands and Brynmill area who wish to offer their front garden or outdoor space for a mini-allotment installation. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be involved, contact Angie now on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.wales


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