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

SF&G 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.


Have A Grow Day

Have A Grow Day is a community gardens open day for Wales. The first 'Have a Grow Day' took place last June and it's happening again this summer. Find our more here.


Meanwhile, we've got plenty of information and advice on community gardening and farming in Wales, including:

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Wales

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

Kristan Smart, 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-Pari, Enterprise and Marketing Advisor: sara@farmgarden.org.uk 

Latest news

We are delighted to announce that Social Farms & Gardens has been selected to lead the 'Growing Care Farming' Project.

This project is part of the £10m Children and Nature Programme being supported by Defra, funded by the Department of Education and managed by Natural England, which...

For many people arriving to seek asylum in the UK, community growing spaces can offer vital and unique opportunities to find community, improve mental and physical health and to learn and share skills. These resources have been designed to encourage and support community growing groups to...

Upcoming events

Start / End Date: 28th and 29th June

Designed to provide a focal point for reviving interest in school-based farming and gardening, and the critical role farms in schools have in supporting the development of a holistic education approach, this conference will highlight the value of...

Start / End Date: 20th March 2019, 12:00 to 1:45 pm

In March, our Community Land Advisory Service Cymru will be celebrating community groups that manage all types of new green spaces.

Ym mis Mawrth, bydd Gwasanaeth Cynghori ar Dir Cymunedol Cymru yn dathlu grwpiau cymunedol sy’n...

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.