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From gardening to outdoor play: Penderi families enjoyed over 30 free community thanks to green regeneration project

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Families across Penderi enjoyed over 30 free planter building sessions, gardening days, outdoor play and wellbeing sessions over the summer thanks to a partnership led by Pobl Group.

The Penderi Green Regeneration Project supported a number of weekly events throughout Blaen-y-Maes, Penplas, Cadle and Portmead, collectively known as Penderi, throughout July and August.

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The project’s partners including the Environment Centre, Swansea Community Farm, Room to Grow, Blaen-y-Maes Drop-in Centre and Swansea Council helped deliver the sessions, with funding through the Community Renewal Fund.

Thanks to this families across the area benefitted from almost 60 hours of free skills sessions and events, from learning how to build planters and grow their own vegetables, to enjoying art classes with a local artist, and learning about wellbeing in the woodland at Cadle Mill.

The events encouraged parents and children across the area to connect with their green spaces and taught them new skills which encourage sustainable living.

On the success of the summer holiday schedule, Kate McCabe, Community Development Facilitator for Pobl, said: “The timetable of sessions on offer for local families this summer has been amazing, and there have been so many great opportunities to learn new skills and connect with local green spaces over the last couple of months.

“We really hope the community has seen the benefit of them, whether they have learned a new skill, or if they simply helped people to socialise with others across the community in the outdoors.

“We feel that we have certainly made progress through this varied programme of activities, so we’d like to thank all those involved in delivering these engaging events.”

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The Penderi Green Regeneration Project is funded by UK Government through the Community Renewal Fund (CRF). The sessions were also supported by the project’s partners Swansea Environment Centre, Room To Grow, and Swansea Council as well as Swansea Community Farm.

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