Hwb Dysgu'r Tir
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR
LAND-BASED TRAINING, COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Hwb Dysgu'r Tir will be designing and creating a collection of special land demonstration zones on the site at Tegryn and running a wide range of land-based training courses, whilst also using other sites of interest in North-East Pembrokeshire. The project aims to create a financially self-sustaining training centre, and this funding will enable the set-up, launch and first series of training.
Hwb Dysgu'r Tir courses will provide training and professional development in sustainable food and craft production and nature recovery practices for farmers, food producers, land managers and the rural communities of North Pembrokeshire.
We will aim to develop and deliver the following:
A skills development programme, particularly focused around:
regenerative farming - including soil care, cover crops, biofertilisers, biochar, composting and mulching
agroecological food production techniques, community food production and produce diversification skills (agroecological approaches to vegetable and fruit production; orchard design, creation, care and processing skills; agroforestry systems; community garden design and management)
nature recovery approaches at the small and large scale (local provenance trees; landscape water management; river catchment recovery; nature-based garden design and creation)
climate-adaptation (species and variety plant selection; weather pattern resilience; water management)
designated practical demonstration zones, specifically created to enable producers
and the wider community to see, practice on, learn from and experiment with the
concepts we will be teaching.
land-based sustainable community art/craft training and demonstration sites
and production of local plant-based art and craft materials, arts and crafts workshops in
The project will enhance community connectivity and wellbeing, and increase green spaces in the area. It will also promote the adoption of sustainable food production and biodiversity enhancement in North Pembrokeshire, contributing to several of the priorities of the Regional Investment Plan.