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The Green Days Project

Rob Khoo tells us about his work for the Innovate Trust’s Green Days Project.

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You may have seen some of my pictures on the We Are Cardiff blog before (photos of Llandaff Cathedral and also of visits to the National Museum with my daughter).

My day job is working for Cardiff based charity Innovate Trust, which supports adults with learning disabilities. My job role is volunteer co-ordinator on the Green Days project – a Big Lottery funded project that carries out environmental conservation work in Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and Rhondda Cynon Taff.

We work closely with the community park rangers, and the work that we carry out with them is becoming increasingly important as time goes on and council budgets are cut; we carry out all sorts of tasks such as coppicing, hay raking, invasive species clearance and biodiversity surveys.

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And the locations are fantastic – we are so lucky in Cardiff to have such an array of wonderful outdoor spaces for such a compact city, I’ve lived in Cardiff all my life and the rangers have taken me to loads of places that I had never heard of! I’ve also learned so much more about the local wildlife from the rangers – I’m particularly looking forward to slow worm spotting in the summer in Grangemoor park.

We’re always on the lookout for new volunteers to join in with us on activities. If you think you would be interested in coming out with us, please contact Rob at rob.khoo@innovate-trust.org.uk or phone on 02920 382151

Green Days website

Twitter – @GreendaysP

Green Days Facebook

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Can you dig it? Canton community garden opening party!

The bees were partying this morning at the official opening of Canton’s community garden! Canton Grows Wild are a group of residents who are turning various plots around Canton into community gardens, with the permission of the council.

Seed bombs, bee hotels and cake were the order of buzzness (sorry, couldn’t resist)this morning, and the garden is already looking great. If you’d like to get muddy, get yourself down to Lansdowne Road, just near the pub, at 10am every Saturday.

Check out Canton Grows Wild’s Facebook page or Twitter to keep up to date with how the garden grows. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with community environmental activist and all-round local hero Gareth Sims garethcsims@gmail.com.




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Photos by Hana & James