Two Companions helped to bring Maesteg into bloom this week by volunteering with Maesteg's Community Garden Project, through solidarity. Alan Pearson, the Chair of the Maesteg Community Garden Project asked Emmaus South Wales to be involved after regularly visiting our shop on Commercial street in Maesteg.

The Companions took time out of the social enterprise to put on the gardening gloves and plant daffodil bulbs in the grounds of Maesteg Catholic church. After a lot of digging, the Companions planted numerous Daffodil bulbs in the beds which will hopefully bloom in the spring.

Companions digging in the grounds of Maesteg Catholic Church

Luckily, the welsh weather was kind to the Companions and there was barely a cloud in sight! 

The view of Maesteg whilst Companions planted the bulbs

Alan explained why the garden project is so important for the community "The project works with a range of volunteers of all ages and abilities from the local area, with the aim of getting people involved with gardening and getting Maesteg looking great. It really gives people a sense of community spirit."

Companions planting the bulbs

Both Companions enjoyed their time gardening in the fresh, Welsh air and are eager to see the bulbs bloom. Emmaus South Wales look forward to being involved with garden project in the future and being a part of the Maesteg community. 

On behalf of the Maesteg Community Garden Project, we would like to thank Maesteg Town Council for donating the daffodil bulbs and Kerry, the Community Champion at Tesco in Maesteg for donating refreshments for the Companions.



Daffodils have bloomed in Maesteg

Three months on, our Companions hard work has bared its fruits. The Daffodil bulbs that were planted by two of our Companions in January, through solidarity have bloomed and look gorgeous in the grounds of Maesteg Catholic Church. A job well done!