Mach Maethlon is a community organisation based in the Dyfi Valley, giving the community access to land for growing, creating edible public spaces with volunteers and providing a seasonal veg-bag scheme.
Three projects: one shared purpose.
Edible Mach Maethlon creates edible gardens around Machynlleth with the support of local volunteers. Our crops are free for anyone to pick – if you eat you’re in!
Dyfi Land Share links landowners and growers, making it easier to access land for food production. We offer support in creating land matches and manage land agreements.
Green Isle Growers is a growers’ co-operative of producers in the Dyfi Valley. We have several growing sites and produce sustainable, chemical free food. We offer residents a weekly healthy, local veg-bag from June to December.
We believe that every person has the right to produce and consume healthy food. This is why we run a landshare scheme, create edible public spaces and provide affordable local veg bags.
Mach Maethlon doesn’t just share food, we want everyone to know how to do it themselves. We run educational workshops in gardening, harvesting and cooking skills for volunteers, community groups and school children. We believe in the importance of providing education and skill development for everyone.
Food and growing are great levellers, and we use them to connect as many people as possible in the Dyfi Valley. We support a network of sustainable market gardeners through our veg box scheme, and support community members to share their resources more equitably through public food spaces and landshare agreements. We aim to connect our community by developing strong bonds with networks and institutions in our area.
Our growers encourage and enable increased biodiversity through wildlife friendly, chemical free and low fossil-fuel production methods. We use education and participation to pass these messages onto other people in our community through skill-sharing and connecting with the customers of the veg bags.
We want to give as many people the opportunity to experience participation, cooperation and a sense of worth. We aim to support skill development to help people back into work, children gain their first experience of gardening, and the elderly the opportunity to share their experience.
We are a registered co-operative and believe that co-operative values and principles facilitate inclusion and democracy in key community issues.