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Community stories

Everyone is part of a community and we want to share their stories.

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How ‘the Eden effect’ changed our community forever

April 21, 2021

Herbalist Maria Billington got the impetus to take on a community space from the council after attending a Community Camp at the Eden Project.…

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Building healthy, harmonious communities with The Big Lunar Lunch

October 28, 2019

In 2018, the trustees of the Welsh Muslim Cultural Foundation in Cardiff decided to share their culture with the wider community to showcase what…

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My Festive Open House

December 31, 2018

Lindsey, our Programme Director, is on the road so much she doesn't often have time to meet or speak to her neighbours. In Christmas…

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Christmas is all about community

December 6, 2018

Diana, who is originally from Germany where the main Christmas celebrations happen on Christmas Eve, often feels at a bit of a loose end…

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Learn with Grandma: a project to close the digital age gap

September 29, 2017

Valerie Wood-Gaiger is a 76-year-old great granny living in the Welsh hills. Like many people, she likes to make the most of her older…

Children drawing on the street with chalk

A community that plays together, stays together

August 1, 2017

The concept of ‘play’ is often associated with children having fun, distinct from the concept of, say, ‘learning.’ in fact, that’s a huge misinterpretation…

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How I organised my first Big Lunch

March 30, 2017

Big Lunches are great fun but we know taking the first steps toward organising one can be a little daunting: even our own team…

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The magic of bread: changing the world one loaf at a time

September 29, 2016

Andy Haddon is a director of social enterprise at earth doctors, which develops low carbon projects at community scale in the north east of England.…

Woman on garden swing chair

What it’s like at a community camp? Kathryn’s story

August 23, 2016

Many potential campers are unsure if they’re the right fit for community camp, so we’ve interviewed former participant Kathryn to tell us a bit…

Marcus Aitken

Meet Marcus, Wales’ youngest ever Big Luncher

March 17, 2015

When the Eden Project Communities team turned onto a residential street in east Cardiff hoping to catch the tail end of their very first…