From Sept 2021-June 2023 we led the Resilient Green Spaces project. This £1.27m partnership project enabled us to pilot alternative re-localised food systems in Wales.
To deliver six collaborative workstreams with our partners piloting local food systems. Communities and their green spaces were the driving force for change, and tested what can be achieved given the right support, access to land and freedom to use their strengths:
The project was funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
The Resilient Green Spaces project has achieved wide-ranging benefits for communities and environments around Wales. It has enhanced food systems, with an emphasis on local production and agro-ecological farming. Communities have developed the confidence and skills to initiate change in future.
Researchers from Cardiff University School of Geography and Planning and University of West of England Bristol worked with our delivery team to develop a Theory of Change for each workstream.