A community allotment in Senghenydd celebrated ten years of growing success by holding an open day for the community.
The Aber Valley community allotment welcomed guests along for a tour recently.
Aber Valley community allotment first started in 2004 supported by Caerphilly Council, charity Groundwork Caerphilly, Barclays Bank, SYDIC, GAVO and B&Q.
Barbara Turton, Chair of the Aber Valley community allotment said: “When we first took over the allotment it was completely overgrown and thick with brambles. The ground hadn’t been used for ten years.
“It took a lot of work to get back to the bare earth. We gradually put in raised beds, greenhouses and a wildlife area at the bottom of the garden with a pond, bug hotel and wildflower area.
“The next challenge is to find another piece of land that is nice and flat that we can start all over again.”
To find out more about the Aber Valley community allotments, contact Barbara Turton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Health Improvement Team on 01495 235313.