Wales

Social Farms & Gardens in Wales currently runs three programmes, covering a wide area of work to support and promote community growing in Wales:

Tyfu Fyny

Tyfu Fyny translates as 'Growing Up' because it builds on our previous work through the Tyfu Pobl programme. Click on the following link for more details: Tyfu Fyny Programme for Wales. This new project (which is funded through Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union) means SF&G will remain at the centre of community growing activity in Wales, supporting and advising both existing and emerging community growing projects, as well as helping share knowledge and skills. We support a variety of community growing models including: community farms/gardens/orchards, allotments, community supported agriculture and community-managed market gardens.


CLAS Cymru

FCFCG manages the Community Land Advisory Service in Wales (CLAS Cymru), which aims to help community growing groups, landowners - plus others involved in land access - to work together to make more land available for community growing. This five-year project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, provides specialist support and advice to hundreds of community growing projects and landowners, helping thousands of people to get growing.


Growing Together

Growing Together (Wales) is part of a UK wide partnership initiative of community and environmental sector organisations which unlocks income, land and skills for community growing groups to help them become more financially self-sustaining and less dependent on grant funding. Growing Together also runs a campaign called 'Local Heroes' which inspires people and businesses to support their local groups. For more information go to: www.growingtogether.community


Have A Grow Day

Have A Grow Day is a new community gardens open day for Wales, which took place on June 2, 2018. To find out more, go to www.haveagrow.org.uk


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Get Involved

You can make general enquiries about our work in Wales by getting in contact with our main office in Cardiff:  Tel: 02920 225942 or email: wales@farmgarden.org.uk 

If you want to contact a member of the Wales team near you, then see below:

 

South Wales Office: 46 Ninian Park Road, Riverside, Cardiff CF11 6JA Tel: 02920 225942 wales@farmgarden.org.uk

Gary Mitchell, Wales Manager: gary@farmgarden.org.uk

[Vacant], Wales Administrator: wales@farmgarden.org.uk

Lisa Williams, South Wales Development Worker: lisa@farmgarden.org.uk

Tony Little, Community Supported Agriculture Development Worker: tony@farmgarden.org.uk

 

North Wales office:

Llys Garth, Garth Rd, Bangor LL57 2RT.  Tel: 07910 498762

Sarah Collick, North Wales Development Worker: sarah@farmgarden.org.uk

Sara Wynne-Parri, Enterprise and Marketing Advisor: sara@farmgarden.org.uk 

Latest news

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Upcoming events

Start / End Date: 4th October 2018 00:00 to 7th October 2018 00:00

This event is a joint venture between Social Farms & Gardens, the Farm Hack Network and the Landworker’s Alliance. Come join us to learn, share skills, network and get down and dirty on the details of how to build a...

Start / End Date: 15 October 10:30 to 16:00 pm

If you’d like to take some personal responsibility for how much carbon is produced by your lifestyle then this day is for you. 

Start / End Date: 17 October 10:30 to 16:00 pm

If you’d like to take some personal responsibility for how much carbon is produced by your lifestyle then this day is for you. 

Useful Case Studies

Our member groups provide the inspiration for these videos, created as part of our Tyfu Pobl programme in Wales but of interest to viewers across the UK, which shows our members in action and illustrate how our support has helped in their development...

Visioning growth

Green Isle Growers, based in Machynlleth in Mid Wales, is thriving with help from FCFCG, which has given funding advice, held a visioning session for future growth and arranged a site visit to another FCFCG member.