Gardening on Coed DylanWe are aiming to raise £5,000 by May the 10th 2020.

This money will help us with materials for the continuation of the shed, the making of ‘boardwalks’ so that wheelchair users can have access to the site, create ‘steps’ up the banks of the site to access other areas, build a chicken tractor, a chip fat filtration system to use the recycled oil in our diesel van, convert the van so that it is able to run off recycled chip fat oil, solar panels for the shed to charge tools and run a small set of lights and finally and vitally it pays for tradespeople and people with expertise in the field we’re looking at to come work with those who Visit Coed Dylan. To teach, to inspire and look after our shared environment.

Here’s a rough breakdown of why we need this amount.

£1,500 for the materials for the shed and to continue its development.

£500 for a small solar panel kit and battery for the shed.

£2,000 to pay tradespeople and welders to guide and teach the young people their particular skills while using all the recycled materials we’ve gathered over the years – we have a lot of steel frames we want to make use of rather than sending back to landfill.

And £1,000 unrestricted funds for new gloves for the gang, new wet weather gear, boots and shirts with the new Coed Dylan logo on it designed by Friend of Coed Dylan and Robbie’s cousin in America, Diane Meyer. This pot of £1,000 will also be used for new equipment for the site and creating a small-scale bio charcoal unit, creating some ‘Log Bee Hives’ to help the bees and researching how Coed Dylan and the local Community Hall can start a plastics recycling ‘business’.

Your donations will go a long and varied way to benefitting people, giving employment and helping the environment.


Apart from helping the environment and the people who benefit from Coed Dylan, we would like to offer something for you in exchange…depending on location of course! For instance,…

Give £25 and camp on the land for free over the summer (or whenever you like!) for 3 nights.


Give £25 and get £15 off a van removal job


Give £50 and get £15 off any van removal job and camp on the land.


Give £75 or more and you’ll receive all the above + a Coed Dylan T-Shirt.


If you are unable to give money and feel you live close enough, you can VOLUNTEER to help garden and build projects on Coed Dylan as and when you have time. If you live in Cardiff, get in touch and we can always give you a lift down and back and will feed you lunch.

Better yet, become a FRIEND OF COED DYLAN and offer what you can in terms of skills, help, and time. We are looking for people local to Coed Dylan to become friends.

Coed Dylan is a small garden site that would always benefit from Friends to tend, grow vegetables, feed chickens and keep an eye on Coed Dylan. If you helped in the garden for instance, you would be encouraged to take some of the produce grown on Coed Dylan for your own use and enjoyment. There is nothing sweeter then growing and eating your own vegetables. We would invite you to take part in workshops we organise on Coed Dylan and benefit from all the site has to offer.


Want to get more exercise? - working outdoors is a good way of doing that and there are plenty of things you could do to help the Coed Dylan project and get fit at the same time. Also, we are working on our second piece of 'Garden Gym Equipment' funded by Magic Grants. We've already created 'Espalier Monkey Bars' and are next working on a 'Water Collecting Leg Press'. Come and see what we’re doing and take part, exercise and help us build our Garden Gym.

Thank you and hope to see you on Coed Dylan,
Robbie and Elen and the Coed Dylan Team


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