Inspirational Wilderness

Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones recently met with members from the Wilderness Allotment Association at Trinity Church in Porthcawl.

Mr Jones said “It was lovely to meet some members from the Wilderness Allotment Association in Porthcawl. Over a cup of tea and a slice of cake, I had the opportunity to hear about the allotment committee’s community engagement activities and to express my personal congratulations on their recent successes. It was wonderful to hear that the Wilderness Allotment Association had been recognised with two awards; a very prestigious European award given by the Council of Europe and a Green Flag award, from Keep Wales Tidy. These awards are fantastic achievements.

“It was interesting to meet a couple of members from Trinity Care’s ‘Grow Your Own’ Gardening Club. They were very passionate about gardening and told me about some of the vegetables that they grow at the allotments, including rhubarb, courgettes and potatoes. To date some of the produce has been used to make hearty warm soups.

“It was also great to meet some pupils from Porthcawl Comprehensive School’s History Club. They explained about their WW1 centenary gardening project at Wilderness and about some of the activities they were involved in, including looking at what vegetables were grown on allotments during WW1.”

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