The Newgale Beach Wombles have been running beach cleans at Newgale, one of Pembrokeshire’s most popular beaches, since 2015. For the last 7 years, the group has been led by the amazing ‘Nimi’ supported by Paul & Tim. Sadly, towards the end of 2021 Nimi announced that she was having […]
Check out this video celebrating everything that has been achieved at Erw Dewi / Dewi’s Acre – St Davids Community Garden in the past 12 months. EcoDewi looks forward to continuing to support this fantastic community project and working with all the brilliant volunteers involved.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
It’s #earthday2021 and we want to give you a sneak preview of our new project called Mini Meadows! More info coming very soon.
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 […]
Really excited for the core team behind St Davids new Community Orchard as they confirm its new name as Erw Dewi / Dewi’s Acre and launch their new logo! Well done everyone involved. We love the name and new look!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are so excited to announce that work has begun to clear a neglected and overgrown walled garden before transforming it into a fantastic community garden!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
St David’s Peninsula Local Energy Action Group – now renamed EcoDewi has been finding its feet over the last few months, but the project is already bearing fruit, proving to be an excellent platform for our engagement as a community with the various parts of the Energy Sector. We’ve successfully […]
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 […]