Category: Member spotlight

Member spotlight: FlintShare

Based at their sites at Cilcain, Northop, and Hawarden, FlintShare, which has been running since 2010, is a community-run social enterprise that gives members the chance to grow their own vegetables and fruit together. Comprising learner and experienced growers, the… Read more »

Member spotlight: Blodyn Aur

Llyr Jones runs his company, Blodyn Aur, in Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr where he produces rapeseed oil. Llyr, 39, produces the oil at his family home at Derwydd Farm, which he shares with his wife Emma, 39, and children, Dwynwen, two,… Read more »

Sarah eat my flowers

Member spotlight: Eat my flowers

Sarah Hughes runs her business, Eat My Flowers, from the family farm at Cae Mawr where she lives with her husband, Philip, and her two teenage boys. Whilst Philip works for the Rhug Estate, and with his father on their… Read more »

Member spotlight: Mushrooming success!

Cynan Jones is a tenant farmer with the National Trust where he runs The Mushroom Garden, or Yr Ardd Fadarch, in North Wales. Based in Nantmor, near Beddgelert, Cynan grows shiitake and oyster mushrooms, which are then dried and used… Read more »

Member spotlight: Sowing Nature’s Seeds

Jan Miller runs Saith Ffynnon Wildlife Plants from her home near Holywell—a business that specialises in wild seeds and plants, including those native to the UK, that are useful to wildlife. At her home, a former farm, naturalist Jan grows… Read more »

Member spotlight: Painting the Mountains Blue

Vera Fitzsimmons-Thoss is a lecturer in sustainable chemistry at Bangor University. Vera runs her business, Vera Bluebell, in Llanberis where she lives with her husband, Jason, and daughter, Hannah. By accident, Vera started her company when she was growing the… Read more »

Member spolight: Bryn Euryn Nursery

For over thirty years, Bryn Euryn Nursery has provided people with learning disabilities with daily activities at a busy horticultural nursery. The nursery in Colwyn Bay offers those attending the chance to gain horticultural skills, along with an opportunity to… Read more »

“This is my dream”

We met Alan Jones at 5 Acre Nursery in Tal-y-Bont. Alan, 69, has been running his nursery in the Conwy Valley for 10 years. At the nursery and market garden, Alan grows herbs, bedding, vegetables, and perennials and also has… Read more »