Local school needs a helping hand. | News

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

– Local People

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When Nantyffyllon Primary School decided to join the Keep Wales Tidy eco-schools project, the staff identified an area in the school yard that they would like to turn into a garden section for the children.

But there aren’t any gardeners in the school so the staff and eco council sought help from Caerau Men’s Shed which runs a successful allotment in Caerau.

Keen to help out, the ‘boys’ paid a visit to the school to see what was required and how they could help.

They were told what the school wanted to do for the children, but they had no tools or garden items available. In fact, all they have is a patch of grass in the school yard

Caerau Men’s Shed will build any fences and paths required, turn the ground over and oversee the project so the children can concentrate on planting the vegetables and creating an area for bees and compost.

Can local people help?

The school needs bags of compost, weed membrane, pallets, garden tools, gloves, compost bin, water butt, watering cans, bamboo canes, onion sets, runner bean seeds, potato plants, beetroot plants, shallots, spring onions, leeks, lettuce, fruit trees and anything to help construct a vegetable patch.

Local people who want to help can contact the school on 01656 815740.

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