Work has begun to create an ‘urban garden’ in Wrexham.
THIS Project, a Wrexham based arts & culture initiative, started work a few weeks ago on a plot of land on Mount Street around the corner from the Foundry, where the team are based.
The garden project was launched in response to the increasing pressure on local authorities to maintain areas of land around the town in the face of Central Government budget cuts.
Fruit, vegetables and herbs have been planted with the intention of encouraging people to think about where food comes from, how it ends up at the dinner table and with the intention of encouraging people to make a go of it in their own gardens or on their own windowsills. People are encouraged, when the time is right, to cultivate and harvest the plants.
The Wrexham Friends of the Earth local group is using part of the space to create a bee, butterfly and pollinator friendly wild flower habitat.
Friends of the Earth Wrexham coordinator, Matt Evans said: “The urban garden is a great idea. The good news is that everybody can be part of it and join in to help make Wrexham a more sustainable and bee friendly town.”
The urban garden will also showcase local creative talent, with artists Adam Pritchard and Kairi Mori have begin work on murals for the space.
The Friends of the Earth Wrexham group meets regularly to work on environmental projects, to be involved or find out more contact Matt Evans on firstname.lastname@example.org.