We are a not for profit/community led organisation that specialises in growing native trees using organic methods from locally collected seeds. These are nurtured until they are ready to be sold as bare root trees for hedging and woodland planting. We also grow and sell herbs and fruit bushes as well as grafting our own fruit trees which we sell in pots throughout the year.
Coeden Fach is also a place where people can grow and develop. We are always looking for volunteers to help nurture our trees and develop the biodiversity of the site. We also work with a diverse number of community groups who visit our site for therapeutic work. Training courses are held throughout the year on subjects such as fruit tree grafting, green woodworking and basket making.
LATEST NEWS – STARTING WORK AT OUR NEW SITE!
We are excited to announce that planning permission has now been granted for our new site in the walled garden at Clyne Gardens! After a long wait the team have now been able to start preparing the site ready for this year’s collection of autumn seed and a full winter of tree sales ahead.
This lovely site is an exciting venture for us and will enable us to have closer links with Swansea, enabling increased access for our volunteers. It will also enable us to diversify and grow a wider selection of trees including some standards for street trees, in order that we can supply more trees in both the rural and urban areas of Swansea.
Initial work will involved creating raised beds for our young seedlings, installing our new polytunnel and commencing work on a lovely sustainable timber site building. (Many thanks to our funders for their patience!) This winter we will also be preparing tree beds for our young trees, grafting more young apple stock and moving our existing stock from our site near Brandy Cove.
We will also be supporting biodiversity on the site by installing bat and bird boxes, making habitat piles and creating 54 metres of new edible wildlife hedge along the boundary.
If you are interested in the work we are doing, please give us a bit of time to get established before you call by – we are working at the site irregularly at present, but will publicise our official Opening. However we are looking for new volunteers, so if you would like to get involved please contact Kate, Nursery Coordinator on 07831923244 or email us on email@example.com. You can also keep up to date with our acitivities by following “Coeden Fach Kate” on Facebook.
Training sessions have been on hold due to Covid-19, but we will let you know when we are fully operational again. Please take a look at our events page for further information.