Edible Food Forest


We have partnered with local ogranisations and volunteers to develop, sustain and maintain our Edible Food Forest project this cosists of four locations accross south wales where we grow, nurture and produce fresh food for our pantries and communities.

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Situated on a disused piece of ex-mine land next door to the local Community Centre.

The aim of the Edible Food Forest is to supply a free source of fruit and vegetables for the community.

It is an open garden, with local people able to help themselves to produce at will.

Cwm Calon Day Care Centre, Maesteg

The Community Pantry held in Cwm Calon has planted two raised beds outside the building, in which they are growing fruit and vegetables for pantry clients.

Clients from the day care centre help with watering and planting.

Some of our volunteers, also help out with Maesteg Welfare Park’s Community Garden, which provides additional fresh fruit and vegetables for the pantry and the community in general.

Lewistown TRA House

This small garden space has been transformed into a growing area by using raised beds, trellis and pots.

Members of the community are encouraged to get involved in maintaining the garden.

Ty Pen Y Bont Day Care Centre,

The large but under-utilised and overgrown garden in Ty Pen Y Bont is now a partnership project between Baobab Bach, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Day Care Service, Valleys to Coast and the Foodbank.

Clients from the Day Care Service as well as other groups and volunteers use the garden and help to maintain it and grow fruit and vegetables.

 Surplus foods grown in this garden will be potentially used by Community Pantries and the Foodbank.

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