Meet one of our Edible Mach volunteers, Safiya. She says:
“I moved from Cheshire to come and live on the outskirts of Machynlleth in August 2016 and I was really impressed with the Edible Mach gardens around the town. It is so lovely to be able to pick natural, local fresh vegetables and herbs, not treated with chemicals. Looking at the Mach Maethlon website, I found out about the Thursday evening cookery workshops. I was so impressed with the first one I attended that I made sure I joined in most of them throughout 2017, as well as attending many of the Clwd Coginio sessions on Friday lunchtimes and some of the growing workshops.
It has been great to learn new and unusual food dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Also, as a newcomer to the area these have been great events to meet new people and widen my circle of friends. There are some regulars like me, but many different people have come to various sessions throughout the year, which have been very well attended. I am really impressed with the organisation of these events as well as the professionalism of the chefs and all the people involved with Mach Maethlon.
Volunteering with some of the clearing and re-planting of some Edible Mach sites was a great opportunity to meet some of the local growers and learn a bit about growing too! Not everyone can spare the time to volunteer but if you can it is actually good fun, even if you don’t know anything about gardening, like me! I would definitely recommend anyone, Male, Female, and all ages to come and try the cooking workshops, meet new people and keep our local community alive and thriving.”