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A front page of a nomination by Isla Horton for Sam Holt as a Green Volunteer for the Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards for his work at the RCMA Community Garden. The document explains Mr Holt's hard work at the Riverside Community Garden, how the project evolved, how he ran it and managed and coordinated the 140 volunteers involved, who put in a total of 4500 hours of work. Sam became the support network for the community and the people involved. It also mentions Sam Holt's other interests in voluntary and green fingered commitments: as a core member of Cardiff Transition, a key member of Sustainable Cardiff and Farm Cardiff, and a voluntary member of Cardiff Food Council and Cardiff Solar Energy Co-op.

RCMA, which stands for Riverside Community Markets Associated, was created in 1998 when the first market was launched as Riverside Real Food Market in Despenser Gardens. The markets have expanded and now run three weekly farmers markets in the heart of Cardiff. The RMCA have their own community allotment, which is a place for all to learn how to grow food in a supportive and sociable setting; the Project manager provides support for volunteers at the site for two days per week.

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