Resilient Green Spaces - A National Allotment Development Team
Expressions of Interest
Welsh Allotment Forum meeting - second meet!
Wednesday 6 July, 10:00 - 12:00
Save the date! for the second WAF meeting where we hope to have Local Authority and Welsh Government Officers presenting, with plenty of time for Q&A, open discussion and free mic.
The National Allotment Development team will support:
Landowners and managers to meet the increased demand for allotments
The development of new allotment sites across Wales
Making more private and public sector land available for communities to grow their own
Improving access for people often marginalised from green spaces and healthy food
The National Allotment Development team will:
Create up to 600 new allotment plots by supporting groups and organisations with the vision to create or restore allotment plots through limited capital investment available
Make at least 3 hectares of land (30,000m2) available for growing
Offer free training and support (including template plot tenancy agreements and guidance on how to set up and run allotment management committees)
Create a new, diverse Welsh Allotment Forum that provides peer support to those working in and for allotment development
This work will be supporting plots on non-Local Authority land. This means land owned by Housing Associations and other private / public sector landowners. We'll also be working with farmers to make farmland available.
We will focus our time and resources on 10 large allotment sites over the two years of the project. We are particularly interested in sites by areas with high levels of food poverty and low levels of biodiversity / Green Infrastructure and will encourage wider access for those sites.
The Resilient Green Spaces project continues our work supporting community growers in Wales:
Our Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS) helps community green space groups with land and planning queries. The service, supported by the Welsh Government, has mapped community growing in Wales. We have also produced allotment guidance and led a project to increase allotments on Local Authority land in Wales.
Catch up with the launch of our Wales Allotment Forum!
Are you a community managing, or looking to access land to create allotments in Wales?
Are you a landowner who believes that communities could grow on your land?
Are you a Local Authority officer who wants to enable more people to grow?
Are you an enabler such as a sustainable food places officer or a social entrepreneur?