Room To Grow

by Ange Bettany in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

Room To Grow
We did it
On 28th July 2020 we successfully raised £1,215 with 51 supporters in 56 days

Bringing the community together to transform the front gardens of Uplands and Brynmill from concrete jungle to edible oasis.

by Ange Bettany in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

Start your journey of self sufficiency through our exciting new “Grow Your Own” community venture. ROOM TO GROW will repurpose tired old concrete gardens and turn them into vibrant “Grow Your Own” spaces packed full of nutritious herbs and vegetables. 

ROOM TO GROW  is an exciting new permaculture project that will engage with the whole community, permanent residents, owner occupiers, tenants and landlords alike. Driven by a dedicated team of local residents, business owners and green fingered foodies we want to engage our local community in an area wide food growing project. 

With allotment waiting lists years long and dreams of rural life even further away we want to invite those who would like their front gardens transformed and maintained by us to sign up to the ROOM TO GROW project. 

The yield from the crops will be shared out between our volunteers and the local community, with the potential to sell some produce to local businesses. 

This project will benefit the community by:

Improving the look of the local area

Enabling residents to learn new skills

Creating new ways for neighbours to meet and engage with each other

Commitment to sustainability:

ROOM TO GROW has a strong commitment to growing organically and want this to play a large part in our community education and food growing programme.

If you like the sound of this project and would love to see it happen please:

Donate - the money raised will pay for the materials and tools needed to establish our first batch of gardens in the Uplands and Brynmill area.

Offer up your space - we are looking more plots to start our growing project - we will work with you to design an edible oasis that fits you and your property. (If you are renting the property you can help by asking your landlord if they would be willing to be a part of the scheme).

We are exploring a range of options including: building raised beds, growing in pots or installing vertical gardens. We will engage with you every step of the way to make sure you love the project just as much as we do!

The growth and maintenance of gardens is proven to improve our mental health and wellbeing. During the COVID - 19 lockdown many people have struggled with their mental health even if they have never done so in the past, we are keen to start this project ASAP so as to help people who may be struggling, feeling lost or alone.


We hope to host a supper club at RTG partners Hoogah’s at the end of the growing season to celebrate the food we have grown and raise money to support vulnerable people in the community.

To find out more email us at [email protected]

Tell us your story, follow us on facebook, share our crowdfunder, attend one of our socially distanced volunteer sessions, offer up your skills, or an hour a day to water one of the gardens WE NEED YOU!!

COVID - 19 UPDATE - Our project was due to launch in April/May 2020 but due to the lockdown we needed time to adapt our working practices which have been approved by local police.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Entry to our prize draw to win....

One lucky donor will win a ROOM TO GROW makeover for their own property worth 150quid!

£45 or more

8 of 50 claimed

Ticket to Harvest Supper Cub @ Hoogah

At the end of the growing season we’re going to cook up a foodie feast from the produce grown by the project.

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