Volunteering at Coeden Fach
A great day spent meeting the folks at Coeden Fach, planting Hazel trees and a walk to Brandy Cove.
In our tree nursery we specialise in growing native, nut-bearing and fruit trees, from seed collected locally. We sell these trees mostly bare root in the winter for hedging, woodland planting, orchards and gardens. These local provenance trees help improve biodiversity in the Swansea area by providing habitat for the local wildlife. We grow a selection of apple and other fruit trees in pots that we graft ourselves and fruit bushes such as blackcurrants and jostaberries. We also grow herbs and other perennial plants that we sell from the site and at local events. We have a selection of most of the plants we grow available in pots that can be bought and planted at any time of year. Bare root sales are from November to March. We are organic and peat free.We run training courses throughout the year, teaching a variety of horticultural and arboricultural skills such as seed sowing, soft and hard wood cuttings, grafting, orchard pruning, and woodland management. We also run courses on permaculture, tool sharpening, green woodworking and willow basket making. Our courses are always very popular and well attended.We have a small dedicated team of staff, but most of the work at site is done by volunteers. We have volunteers of all ages, both individuals who come to our Tuesday and Thursday sessions and groups, schools and colleges. We work with many partnership organisations who work in the same area.Our site has nursery beds, a timber turf roofed shelter, a forest garden with fire pit and seating area, an orchard, pond and bee hive. It is a tranquil corner of south Gower.
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