Newyddion

Rydym yn hoffi eitemau newyddion defnyddiol yma yn FfFfDGC. Ond, rydym yn gwybod bod ein grwpiau a’n cefnogwyr yn aml yn teimlo eu bod yn cael eu gorlethu gan faint o wybodaeth sydd ar gael.

Dyna pam mae’r tudalennau hyn yn rhoi’r straeon mwyaf perthnasol yn unig i’n haelodau (ac unrhyw un arall sydd â diddordeb mewn tyfu cymunedol yn y DU). 

Dewch yn ôl yn rheolaidd i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf am waith FfFfDGC, cyllid ac incwm, materion tir, polisi’r Llywodraeth, mentrau newydd, ymchwil werthfawr ac, weithiau, rhai straeon hynod a allai ennyn eich diddordeb! 

CLAS Cymru, the community land initiative managed by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens,  has...

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens has been awarded nearly £97,000 of National Lottery funding to develop six key areas that will support community growing projects and create a legacy for the Growing Together initiative.

The...

A conference exploring and celebrating the links between community growing, care farming, health and wellbeing will take place in Manchester in April, which will also mark the official launch of a major new organisation following the merger of the...

A major new organisation to support and promote land-based community development, green care and social care will be launched in April, following an agreement to merge between the Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens and Care Farming UK....

A new partnership between FCFCG and Northern Polytunnels now means our members have access to an exclusive discount company's Easy-Build polytunnel range. The deal is part of FCFCG's ongoing work brokering discounts for its members and part of...

Popular picture book character Stick Man is teaming up with local community groups across the UK to encourage urban children to get outdoors and explore the natural world. Fun-filled activity trails have been opened at four flagship community growing...

Here's a heart warming story that shows what communities and businesses can do when they work together. After thieves broke into Hulme Community Garden Centre in Manchester recently, local businesses rallied around to help the group through the crisis...

Local communities are being encouraged to have a ‘DIY summer’ future-proofing their local area and promoting the social, economic and environmental benefits of adopting a more sustainable lifestyle.  

The advice is contained in a series of...

The inspiring work of Scotland’s community gardens and how they help with improving healthier eating, wellbeing and education was given a boost when Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities visited...

Farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson called on the agricultural sector to support the use of the farming environment in education to help create the next generation of people entering rural careers, at a recent conference to promote school farms and...

FCFCG has launched a new programme to strengthen and expand the vibrant community growing sector in Wales. Tyfu Fyny (which translates as ‘Growing Up’) will build on the success of FCFCG's previous Tyfu Pobl programme.

Tyfu Fyny will deliver...

MSP Mairi Evans has visited Brighter Bervie Community Garden in Aberdeenshire, as part of a drive to highlight the inspiring work of Scotland’s community gardens and their impact on healthy eating, wellbeing and education.

Brighter Bervie is...

A ‘Learning Partnership’ of five organisations with expertise in energy, buildings, land, local community organisations and behaviour change have today written an open letter to newly elected city region Mayors urging them to make good on the promise...

FCFCG in Scotland is piloting an inter-project mentoring scheme to support community gardens. The scheme is funded by Big Lottery Investing in Ideas and The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT).

Mentors from well-established community...

Growing Together will play a role in creating a community garden as part of a major £850m redevelopment project in Manchester on the historic 24-acre Mayfield site near Piccadilly station, which will re-open to the public this month.

Growing...

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens in Northern Ireland has been awarded funding for the next two years from Big Lottery Fund's People and Communities programme.

The grant will help FCFCG undertake an exciting project called...

Two of the leading farming and food educational organisations, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and FACE (Farming & Countryside Education), have announced they are proposing to merge, in a move that would aim to improve education and...

'Get Your Hands Dirty' a guide to growing plants and keeping animals at schools, has been re-published in a fully updated and revised edition. It is regarded as the key resource for teachers and governors who want to enhance learning opportunities and...

The FCFCG-led partnership, Growing Together is delighted to have worked with the Community Land Advisory Service [CLAS] Scotland to provide this timely and important tool for communities in Scotland.

This resource provides information and...

Our Scotland team have produced a number of resources for community growers in the country, drawing on examples from Scottish projects and providing links to country specific sources of further information and advice.

Recent examples include:...

A new Natural England-funded project to demonstrate the enormous benefits of outdoor learning to children and develop a model(s) of using ‘hub’ schools to support and deliver teacher training, is now available.

The project, which is funded by...

Care farming can become a key feature of the UK’s care provision and add millions to the rural economy, according to a new ‘State Of Play’ study unveiled by farming minister George Eustice on Wednesday, April 6.

During a visit to Boscawen care...

New guidance aimed at sweeping away confusion around allotment law and helping get more communities growing their own food, has been published by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and the Community Land Advisory Service.

The...

Urban green spaces, including city farms and community gardens, are not being used enough to help people living with dementia and their carers, according to a new report from Natural England.

In one of the biggest surveys of its kind so far,...

At the start of 2016 the Community Composting Network (CCN) merged into the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens. CCN’s Board and members took this decision recently in the light of financial and human resource constraints and the need to...

A major new report shows compelling evidence that the ‘green care’ offered by many Federation of City Farm and Community Gardens members can help people with mental ill-health and contributes to a reduction in levels of anxiety, stress and depression...

A new study has shown that just 30 minutes of gardening a week has a beneficial effect on mental health.

Researchers from Westminster and Essex universities questioned 269 gardeners and non-gardeners with the former describing their feelings...

A new report produced by FCFCG shows that involvement in community growing can act as a ‘powerful tool’ to help vulnerable people, bring communities together and encourage people to adopt greener and healthier behaviours. 

FCFCG has produced a...

A Glasgow University study on community gardens in the city, including three Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) members, has outlined their positive effect on individuals and communities.

Glasgow’s Community Gardens:...