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University of Wrexham receives funds for Welsh Horticulture Project

"We are delighted to announce that our horticultural project is back and ready to make a positive impact with renewed energy. We are excited to confirm that we have received funding from UKSPF, which is funded by the UK government, to cover the counties of Flintshire and Denbighshire. This funding enables us to shift our focus to a more intensive area, enabling us to have a more significant and meaningful influence on the communities we serve," says Wrexham University.

With the support of Flintshire and Denbighshire councils, the Northwestern campus will be buzzing with activity as they embark on this refreshing journey, with this as the base for the ongoing project. Wrexham's hydroponic equipment is getting a much-needed upgrade, and they are putting more emphasis on wellbeing and the transfer of horticultural knowledge within the communities.

Hydroponics established Northwestern Campus
"The core of our mission is to create a positive impact within the communities we serve. Our objectives for this project are multifaceted and cover a range of meaningful initiatives. We aim to establish two new clusters, not limited to Flintshire and Denbighshire but open to anyone passionate about horticulture to join. We believe that collaboration and knowledge sharing can foster extraordinary growth."

Promoting social inclusion is a core value of our project. Wrexham is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated so that all community groups can actively participate. The university hopes to preserve these valuable techniques by sharing traditional growing methods while fostering a deeper connection between people and the natural world.

Another significant focus is improving nutrition awareness. "We believe that everyone should have access to healthy choices. Through education and practical initiatives, we aim to improve our understanding of the importance of good nutrition. Education is at the forefront of our efforts. We plan to engage with local schools, educate children in horticulture, and highlight its many benefits. Through this, we hope to sow the seeds of sustainable practices in the minds of future generations."

Ysgol Abermorddu, CP to Wrexham University Northop Campus, says, "We recognize the positive impact of horticulture on wellbeing. By improving knowledge in this area, we aim to contribute to healthier and more fulfilling lives in our communities. We invite volunteers to join us in our regional horticultural projects. Community involvement is central to our ethos, and volunteers play a vital role in our success."

"Furthermore, we are keen to introduce new horticultural products to local companies. Through innovation, we hope to support local businesses and contribute to the growth of new markets in the region. With these ambitious targets and goals, we are confident that our project, which now focuses on the communities of Flintshire and Denbighshire, will have a lasting impact."

For more information:
Rebecca Bird, Project Development Officer – Horticulture Wales
Wrexham University

Tel.: +44 77592 418 895
[email protected]

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