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.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.

Click on the following link for more details: Tyfu Fyny Programme for Wales.


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 in 2018 and it took place again at the beginning of June 2019. The day is a way of promoting and celebrating the work of community growing groups who help transform lives and neighbourhoods all over Wales. It's also a chance to raise some money through donations from visitors and even finding some new volunteers! Whether you’re involved as a visitor, volunteer or staff member, the idea is to spread the word and promote your local community garden or allotment, school garden or community supported agriculture scheme. If you're interested in finding out more please contact: wales@farmgarden.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 Email: wales@farmgarden.org.uk

Nicola Perkins, Wales Manager: nicola@farmgarden.org.uk

Kristan Smart, Wales Administrator: wales@farmgarden.org.uk

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

Mid Wales:

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

North Wales office: Llys Garth, Garth Rd, Bangor LL57 2RT.

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

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

All enqueries please contact the Cardiff office on 02920 225 942

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Latest news

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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.