4-year-old Theia Evans exploring the plant stand

Five Roads turned green today, Sunday (Jul 2) as the WI joined forces with numerous community organisations to highlight environmental issues and solutions to many of the problems we may be facing in years to come. There were stands featuring green energy initiatives including Incredible Edibles and Banc Organics, which strive t0 produce organic food for the community.

The main focus of the day was the official opening of the community allotments by Nia Griffith MP. The allotments, which are located a short distance away from the community centre just down a pretty country lane had already been planted up with vegetables.

After taking a tour of the allotments the Llanelli MP returned to the hall for some light refreshments provided by the WI. Speaking to Llanelli Online Nia Griffith said that the allotments were an important step in the direction of sustainable community food, which historically had been home grown. She said: “We used to depend on grandparents who were experts at gardening and they would pass n their skills. Sadly that does not appear to be the case anymore and so we must support ventures like this one, where lots of local organisations come together to provide a community space where people can enjoy growing their own vegetables.”

Llanelli Online made a short film of the event, which we will be uploading to our website soon. We will also be airing the film on Bay TV early next week.

 

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