Dewi’s Acre / Erw Dewi is a brand new Community Garden in St Davids down on The Close by the cathedral. EcoDewi is really excited to be working in collaboration with St. David’s Cathedral on this project, that will not only benefit our local community but also our local natural environment. Check out the latest situation & updates in the posts below or get in contact if you want to be involved or know more.

UPDATE: Fundraising Appeal now LIVE. For more information or to donate visit https://localgiving.org/appeal/dewis-acre/ or watch the video below.


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 of Erw Dewi / Dewi’s Acre community garden and highlight how community groups might be able to get involved.

Attendees included St Davids County Councillor (Cllr David Lloyd), representatives from the St Davids City Council including the Mayor (Cllr Bira Sehmi), the new Dewisland People’s Shed, Brush Strikes art group, Farms for City Children, Menevia WI, Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi and St Davids Community Forum. Everyone heard about exactly where the garden is, the journey so far, our exciting layout plan (see below) and how people can get involved, before some good questions and discussions. Great to highlight the garden even more and hopefully to inspire people to visit and get involved.

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Erw Dewi / Dewi’s Acre is named & a new logo!

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!

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 or Dewi’s Acre. We love it and hope the community will too.

Not only that but EcoDewi has launched a fundraising appeal through LocalGiving to raise money for the community garden and specifically three new features for the space. We launched it today on social media and the appeal runs for 60 days trying to smash a target of £2,000. Check out the video below and visit HERE for more information or to donate.


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 to:

  • get all the top soil and compost into our new raised beds
  • lay the wildflower turf … yep, rectangles of turf mesh planted with widflowers!
  • mark and measure for a possible main path through the garden
  • clear more piles of roots, soil and organic matter
  • heel in 5 small apple trees
  • collect four donated plastic compost bins, and
  • plant some rhubarb root stems that were donated by Lower Treginnis Farm along with some raspberry canes still to be planted

A HUGE thank you to Mari Williams the Pembs Keep Wales Tidy project officer who has been such a great supporter of this project and also been down working so hard in the garden whilst we can’t have volunteering events. Loads done … loads to still do! It’s a really exciting time and also great to be hearing from more and more locals offering to help the project and volunteers keen to get involved on the ground.  We’re keeping a list and as soon as the rules allow, we’ll arrange some events.  Over the next few weeks the team will be doing more publicity and inviting our community groups to get involved, so watch this space! 

If you want to know email jeremy@ecodewi.org.uk or sophie@stdavidscathedral.org.uk

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 to:

  • get all the top soil and compost into our new raised beds
  • lay the wildflower turf … yep, rectangles of turf mesh planted with widflowers!
  • mark and measure for a possible main path through the garden
  • clear more piles of roots, soil and organic matter
  • heel in 5 small apple trees
  • collect four donated plastic compost bins, and
  • plant some rhubarb root stems that were donated by Lower Treginnis Farm along with some raspberry canes still to be planted

Loads done, loads to still do and great to be hearing from more and more locals about the project and volunteers keen to get involved.  We’re keeping a list and as soon as the rules allow, we’ll arrange some events.  Over the next few weeks the team will be doing more publicity and inviting our community groups to get involved, so watch this space!

If you want to know email jeremy@ecodewi.org.uk or sophie@stdavidscathedral.org.uk


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 with us putting out some feeders, it has been great to capture the birds on our remote wildlife camera. We aim to create a mosaic of habitats, installing lots of bird boxes, bat boxes, log piles, insect hotels and just do all we can give biodiversity a real boost! Check out our little video below.