A successful plant sale raises funds despite COVID-19!

Our annual plant sale in Llanfyllin has regularly provided a means of raising funds for our project work in Uganda, and this year’s proved to be a great success!

Growing plants in Lorna’s house

This year’s event took a different shape, with lockdown restrictions meaning that sadly there was no opportunity for a community social gathering. 

Our chair and founder, Lorna Brown, helped to grow and supply the plants and it wouldn’t have been the success it proved to be without the efforts of our volunteers.

Lorna at the first day of the 2020 plant sale

We were also very lucky to have the help of Mark Prust, manager of the local Spar supermarket, who kindly invited us to hold our plant stall outside his shop. 

The plant sale ran for six weeks and in the midst of the lockdown restrictions we managed to find an eager and generous public! An incredible total of £2,676 was raised, near enough double the total of previous years – we would like to thank all of those who purchased plants, and particularly our volunteers, Zarena, Zoe, Eileen and Wendy, as well as Mark and the staff at Spar.

In these circumstances, it is more important than ever that we continue to raise funds for the projects Dolen Ffermio supports in rural Uganda. Thanks to the generosity of the Llanfyllin community, we can put this fantastic sum towards furthering the permaculture farming projects that are in action and making a real difference to the farming communities.

If you would like to support Dolen Ffermio’s work in Uganda please click here to donate, or visit our project pages for more information.