The Tyfu Pobl programme came to an end in Sept 2015. The information on this blog will be available until June 2016. For current information on the work of FCFCG, go to the FCFCG website or see our Facebook page.

Welcome to our Tyfu Pobl blog!

Emma with Board at Riverside with flowersTyfu Pobl (Growing People) is a 3 year programme being delivered by the Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens. It is funded through the Rural Development Plan for Wales, which is itself funded by the Welsh Government and the EU.

Tyfu Pobl is about supporting communities to grow through the sharing of knowledge, experiences, good practice and lessons learnt.

The aim of this blog is to provide a forum for the community farming and gardening movement in Wales to share their stories and for us to share our experiences whilst delivering this exciting programme.

It’s also a chance for you to find out what’s going on within the community farming and gardening movement and the Tyfu Pobl programme. You’ll find the latest news related to community growing in Wales, including events, funding, cutting costs, policy developments and much much more.

Tyfu Pobl: Supporting Communities to Grow

We provide support and advice to both existing and emerging community growing projects, enabling the sharing and transfer of best practice, information, knowledge and skills.

We support a variety of community growing models from community farms/gardens/orchards, allotments, community supported agriculture to forest and wildlife gardens. If you are a group of people wanting to grow, or an existing project looking to develop itself further, we can support you.

Tyfu Pobl is about bringing people together and connecting projects. We are delivering a series of regional gatherings and wide range of training events, bringing community growers together to share their knowledge and experiences and assist projects in becoming more sustainable and more inclusive.

We have travel bursaries available to enable groups to visit other projects, as part of our ‘Seeing is Believing’ ethos. We believe that seeing a project in action and speaking to the people involved in setting it up and running it, is invaluable. We can cover up to £150 per project for travel costs and will pay £50 to the project hosting.

We are also developing a variety of publications and resources aimed at providing community growing projects with a wide range of knowledge and information and providing an opportunity for us to share what we learn.

Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens

FCFCG supports, represents and promotes community-managed farms, gardens, allotments and other green spaces, creating opportunities for local communities to grow. If you would like to find out more about the work we do throughout the UK please go to the FCFCG Website.

Subscribe to our e-newsletter – for anyone involved in community growing in Wales – Email wales@farmgarden.org.uk

 

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