Growing Space - Hafod Deg

Growing Space – Hafod Deg

Our project at Rhymney is located in the grounds of Hafod Deg Resource Centre. On this site participants are involved in horticulture therapy, working in the open ground, but also in the polytunnel. Classroom based activities include a range of accredited and non-accredited training, which covers a range of horticulture, vocational and employability skills.

A woodwork project also runs during the week that encompasses carpentry skills within the gardens in a specially adapted workshop. Participants also get involved in upcycling products.

Some of the items are made for sale.

Working in the Community Garden enables people to gain new knowledge of local natural places, and the encouragement for many to move on to gain a formal qualification
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Growing Space - Ty-Siriol

Growing Space – Ty-Siriol

Our horticulture project is located on St Martins Road, half a mile from Caerphilly town centre. Participants can access a wide range of training opportunities on this site, where you will find them working in the log cabin and commercial polytunnel.

Creative arts sessions are run in the building, in addition to garden activities.

Growing Space Shop - Blackwood

Growing Space Shop – Blackwood

Our social enterprise shop at Blackwood showcases the creativity and talents of participants from across our GS projects.

We offer:

  • Garden items
  • Paint supplies and upcycled items
  • Homeware and unique gifts
  • Handcrafted gifts

Participants with mental ill health, autism or a learning disability are involved in all aspects of running the shop, which includes creating product displays and serving customers. This provides valuable customer service and retail experience, alongside accredited qualifications. This is a great opportunity for developing confidence, communication and employability.

In addition to running the shop, the site delivers daily sessions upstairs to build participants’ confidence, develop socials skills and improve quality of life by helping to remove some of the barriers individuals face. Participants get involved in learning basic skills e.g. cookery, handling money, and develop through therapeutic training, vocational skills and creativity.

Growing Space Shop - Blackwood Shop
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