The wild gardens of St Davids are open!

We loved being a part of the St Davids City Open Gardens Weekend which took place on 26/27 June after a year off. The event is the brainchild of the fabulous Julia Horton-Mansfield and her husband John Mansfield who run the Really Wild Emporium shop, cafe, soap business, foraging tours […]

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Podcast time with Renew Wales!

We were very honoured to be invited by Renew Wales, one of our partner organisations, to join them for a chat about biodiversity and green spaces as part of their new podcast series, ‘Renew Wales in conversation’. Our Biodiversity & Community Engagement rep, Jeremy Wadia, joined fellow podcast guest Ian […]

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Community gardening in the sun

Our first volunteering weekend at Erw Dewi / Dewi’s Acre took place on Saturday 22nd May and the sun was out to welcome us. After so much rainfall and warmer temperatures, the weeds have been coming up in full force so the new community garden needed a good team of […]

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Beach cleans are back!

It was great to be back doing beach cleans in the Peninsula and even better that the sun was shining on the morning of Saturday 22nd May, after two days of storm weather! We had 8 volunteers for our first clean after a long break due to COVID restrictions, and […]

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What have meadows ever done for us?

Meadows are disappearing across the UK for a variety of reasons. Is that a problem and what have meadows ever done for us? Well, here our Top 5 reasons why EcoDewi believes it’s critical that we all help to restore and create meadows across the St Davids Peninsula, Pembrokeshire, Wales […]

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Funding to support our Mini Meadows!

We are over the moon to confirm that EcoDewi has been successful with an application for a Magic Little Grant via Localgiving! This £500 grant is from the Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The grant will allow us to encourage local kids […]

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No Mow May begins across the UK!

Our Mini Meadows project aims to promote the creation on loads of … yep, you’ve guessed it … mini meadows, by simply encouraging people not to fully mow their lawns or grass verges. Experts estimate that a shocking 97% of the UK’s meadows have been lost since the 1930s! Yet, […]

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Garden plans revealed on Zoom!

We really enjoyed leading a Community Zoom call on Tuesday 23rd March, with a wide group of locals including community councillors, community group leaders and other interested representatives of organisations and residents. Jeremy Wadia from EcoDewi and Rev Sophie Whitmarsh from St Davids Cathedral hosted the call to raise awareness […]

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Happy St Davids Day!

The sun is out, it’s St Davids Day, the St Davids community garden has a new name and we have just launched a fundraising appeal for the garden! Not a bad day, eh? Last week the community garden team confirmed the new name for the garden which is: Erw Dewi […]

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Wildflower turf, rhubarb & more!

We’re so missing our organised volunteering sessions down at the St Davids Garden Project but with deliveries arriving, from the community development package we were awarded by Keep Wales Tidy, we have had to have a few people down there receiving and installing bits etc. This last week we managed […]

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The birds are happy!

Just a quick post to say how great it has been to see so many different species of birds enjoying our new community garden already, even though we have only just begun the project really. Clearing some of the jungle of brambles has opened up the ground more and along […]

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New Pembrokeshire Meadows Group!

EcoDewi was really excitied to join a Zoom meeting tonight (4th Feb 2021) about plans to form a new “Pembrokeshire Meadows Group” to help residents, landowners, communities and organisations manage or develop meadows. It took around 6,000 years to create the species-rich grassland for which the UK is globally famous, […]

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St. David’s Community Orchards joins EcoDewi!

EcoDewi is really excited to announce that the St. David’s Community Orchards project has now become part of EcoDewi and will be one of our community and nature benefiting projects going forwards. The project continues to be led by Melanie Maloney who has done some outstanding work with supporters over […]

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Success with our latest grant!

Okay, so it’s not really a grant but more of a package but still we’re really excited to have been successful with our application to Keep Wales Tidy and their Local Places for Nature project. EcoDewi has been awarded a Community Development Package, specifically a Community Food Growing one. And […]

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Plans for a Pembrokeshire Outdoor Volunteer Organisers’ Network

EcoDewi was really pleased to be invited to partake in initial discussions to create a new “Green Team” in Pembrokeshire whose aim will be to support organisations that recruit, manage and lead volunteers on outdoor projects, mainly conservation work. Initiated by Tom Moses from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority […]

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Solva beach clean as requested

On Saturday 12th December, a small group gathered together but whilst adhering to social distancing, to complete a beach clean in Solva harbour and headland. This came after a request from a Solva resident to help tidy up this beautiful coastal area. It was a gorgeous day and actually there […]

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Cleaning up Caerfai Bay!

Saturday 14th November: The weather forecast was miserable, but a forecast rather faithful to Welsh winters; tormented winds and blazing rain. I had no doubt that the volunteers would come, but I was even happier and grateful for their help in these conditions. In the end, we were right not […]

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EcoDewi joins Renew Wales!

EcoDewi is really excited to have signed up with Renew Wales. Renew Wales is a practitioner-led programme which helps communities in Wales reduce their carbon footprint, adapt to the impacts of climate change and live more sustainably. We read what they are trying to achieve and felt it immediately matched […]

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Community volunteers rally to protect Whitesands Beach

As the first Coronavirus lockdown began to ease, local residents became increasingly concerned at how beaches around the UK were being damaged by huge numbers of visitors leaving litter scattered all over the place. Apart from being unhygienic and the risk of further spreading Coronavirus, the beach litter was a […]

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Our first “Talks & Networking” evening

We were really excited to have our very first Eco Dewi “Talks & Networking” evening on Thursday 5th March in The Meadow cafe in St. David’s. Not knowing how popular the event would be, it was great to see about 30 people attend, young & old, and there was a […]

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Capacity Building Day

On Monday 7th October, Eco Dewi was invited to send representatives to attend a Capacity Building Day at Pembrokeshire County Hall, organised by LEAF; Local Energy Action Force, a Community Energy Pembrokeshire project. As well as members of the St. David’s project, there were individuals and project officers from sister […]

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October Event: ‘Shaping our Peninsula’s Energy Future’

Building on the progress made in previous years by St. David’s EcoCity group, EcoDewi will be holding its first public event on Saturday, October the 26th at Oriel y Parc, 11am-5pm.  It’ll be drop in event with a lot going on, plus some presentations and a Q&A session either side of lunch, which is […]

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