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This man transformed a derelict plot of land into a garden in one of Wales’ most-deprived areas

lawalTeaching assistant Andrew James from Caerau, Maesteg, transformed a derelict plot of land into a garden with the help of the community.

Having worked at his first allotment with his dad at the age of 10, he was now ready for the challenge of transforming the neglected wasteland into a working community garden.

By Abby Bolter
Wales Online
18 APR 2016

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Whilst most people headed home at the end of the working day, Andrew picked up a shovel and headed to the garden.

His efforts galvanised an entire army of volunteers – 45 at the last count – and attracted the attention of Bridgend Communities First, the Welsh Government funded organisation charged with lifting people out of poverty and tackling social exclusion.

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Maui, Hawaii, community garden in the running for grant

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Long range goals are to teach sustainable farming and to share our wide cultural knowledge to members and the wider public.

By Maui Now
April 18, 2016

Excerpt:

N?pili Community Garden is an organic, non profit garden serving West Maui since 2011. Currently the garden is doubling its 3.5 acres comprised of 120 10’x20’ and 20’x20’ family plots and common areas. The newly added 3.5 acres will be turned into both individual garden plots and a diverse tropical orchard to be shared in common.

If a grant is awarded, the NCG plans to use the funds to purchase trees and buy a small tractor with bucket, backhoe and tiller to prepare this new land. The tractor would be used going forward to make organic compost, maintain the parking lot and garden. NCG is also in need irrigation materials.

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