Community Project with Incredible Edibles

We had the opportunity to work on a community project with Llanelli Rural Council in Wales. The project was to revamp a neglected community garden, turning it into a welcoming space for local residents to enjoy. On a sunny Tuesday morning, we decided to work with Incredible Edibles; we had the pleasure of working with Marie Turk, an enthusiastic and dedicated member of the organisation. Marie had a contagious passion for community building and food justice, and her energy inspired everyone around her.

Our project was to generate a community garden in an underserved neighbourhood, where access to fresh produce, beautiful scenery and a mindful place was limited. Between Marie and the team, we worked together to create a plan to build a polytunnel, plant trees, flowers and bushes to create a beautiful space. The whole event was incredibly organised and always made sure that everyone knew what they needed to do.

On the day of the project, the tools were distributed and the learners had a basic lesson on how to use the tools and the purpose of them. She greeted every volunteer with a warm smile and a sense of purpose. As we worked, Marie shared stories of her own community-building experiences and inspired us to make a positive impact in our own neighbourhoods. The team were all allocated different assignments to ensure that we would be working to the best of our abilities. Connor, Steffan and Chris were super focused on shovelling the wood chippings into the polytonal and even made a fun competition out of it!

Together, we built raised beds, dug trenches, and moved tons of wood chippings for the poly tunnel. Marie ensured that everyone had a chance to participate and encouraged us to take breaks and hydrate regularly. By the end of the day, we had transformed the empty lot into a beautiful garden, full of life and potential.

The team’s dedication and leadership made the project a huge success. The project really brought the people together, breaking down barriers, and creating a sense of community. Working as a team in a community project was incredibly rewarding and it has had numerous positive effects on individuals and the community as a whole.

 

In reflection, perhaps the most positive aspect of working on a community project as a team is the opportunity to make a positive difference in the community.

By working together, individuals can accomplish more and have a greater impact than if they were working alone. The sense of accomplishment and pride that comes from making a difference in the community can be incredibly rewarding.

 

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