'Thyme Team' creates Deganwy community herb garden out of waste land

Wednesday 15th July 2015

A “Thyme Team” of volunteers from North Wales Wildlife Trust and The Co-operative Food joined forces and “dug deep” to transform a piece of waste land into a community herb garden.

The volunteers tackled weeds and, created a raised gravel growing bed before planting thyme, chives, mint and, a selection of shrubs and flowers to attract pollinators.

The project will be completed when pupils from Ysgol Deganwy install a Bug Hotel – which they are making themselves - later this summer.

North Wales Wildlife Trust, one of six Wildlife Trusts in Wales, is protecting wildlife in the area as part of the Welsh Wildlife Heroes campaign which is run by Wildlife Trusts Wales and funded entirely by the money collected from the single-use carrier bag charge in The Co-operative food stores in Wales. 

Anna Williams, a Project Officer for North Wales Wildlife Trust, said:

“We are delighted to have taken part in this project with The Co-op and the school. Activities such as this really do brighten up local areas. They develop community spirit while creating habitats for local wildlife. We plan to come back later in the year to plant wild flower seeds on the lower parts of the bank.”

The community herb garden is located behind The Co-operative food store’s car park in Deganwy.

Store Manager, Rob Evans, said:

“It is great to have teamed up with the North Wales Wildlife Trust and Ysgol Deganwy on this project. Transforming this unused piece of land was hard work however, very rewarding - it really has made a big difference. 

“The herbs have been selected to complement the wide range of fresh produce available in store and, once the garden is established we hope that members of the community will enjoy the healthy and fresh pickings available.”

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