Wales

The Federation of City Farms and Community 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 FCFCG 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


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Get in touch

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

Emma Williams, Wales Manager: emma@farmgarden.org.uk

Nina Thomas, Wales Administrator: nina@farmgarden.org.uk

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

Marcus Perrin, Business and Marketing Advisor: marcus@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

Latest news in this region

CLAS Cymru, the community land initiative managed by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens,  has helped support a consortium of locally based...

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 Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens...

Upcoming events in this region

Start / End Date: 17th February 2018 10.00am - 4.00 pm

Please join us for the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens Winter Gathering at the Woodland Skills Centre, Denbigh. We will get together to talk about our projects and for some fantastic workshops.  

Start / End Date: 21st-22nd February 2018 

A productive farm and sound management under pin the success of any CSA project. This study tour offers the opportunity to visit a leading fruit and vegetable producer and one of the UK’s best-known CSA Projects.

Start / End Date: 12th March 2018 10.00am - 12.30 pm

The event is a two hour session focusing on how community supported agriculture (CSA) is thriving in the Gower through the endeavours of Cae Tan CSA.

Useful Case Studies

FCFCG 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 the support of FCFCG has helped in their...

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.