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Future is bright for The Oaks Garden Nursery

For those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure of visiting The Oaks Garden Nursery it is run by local charity Vision 21 (Cyfle Cymru), who provide realistic work based opportunities and practical work experience for people with learning difficulties.  The Oaks is a social enterprise located in the Heath area of Cardiff, selling […]

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Tyfu Pobl Mid Wales Skill Share not eclipsed by… eclipse

This is a guest blog post from Louise Cartwright, FCFCG Mid Wales Development Worker. This years’ Mid Wales Gathering took place at Ashfield Community Enterprise Ltd (ACE), a socially inclusive project growing local food and focusing on healthy living in Howey, Mid Wales. As one of our longest standing members and a hub for community […]

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A decade of community growing in the heart of the Welsh capital

At the northern tip of Cardiff’s Bute Park, 130 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland slap bang in the middle of the city, lies a real hidden gem of a community growing project. Sandwiched between the modern-architectural marmite of the Welsh Examination Board building and a busy dual carriageway, Riverside Community Garden is a haven […]

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Your organisation could be part of our thriving garden and working allotment

Barry Community Garden & Allotments have just introduced a group membership scheme where companies, charities and other organisation can have full access to the project with their own set of keys to attend as and when is convenient for them. The project is a thriving garden and working allotment in Gibbonsdown, Barry and is a […]

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Does your project have a story?

Does your project have something you want to shout about? Have you run a successful open day event? Are you using an innovative way of growing? Do you just want to let more people know you’re out there? We are always looking for interesting, inspiring stories to put on our blog. If you would like […]

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Big Dig Day 2014

Would your community garden like to be involved in the Big Dig Day 2014? The event, organised by SUSTAIN (the alliance of better food and farming) in partnership with FCFCG in Wales, is taking place on 22 March with community gardens in cities all over the UK getting involved. So far Big Dig has only […]

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All Wales Members Gathering

When: Friday 14 March 9.45 – 5pm (times to be confirmed) Where: Ashfield Community Enterprise, Howey, Mid Wales This year the ‘All Wales Gathering’ will be held at Ashfield Community Enterprise Limited (ACE), in Howey just outside Llandrindod Wells in Powys. ACE is a socially inclusive community enterprise growing food locally with an emphasis on […]

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It’s official – Allotment and Community Gardening is good for your health and well-being

Of course all us gardeners knew this already but new findings from the ‘Growing a Healthy Older Population’ (GHOP) research programme, conducted by Cardiff Metropolitan University and Cardiff University,  reveal that allotment and community gardening reduces stress, boosts self-esteem and enhances well-being and happiness. So, happy gardening to all! For more information go to the […]

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Mobile Catering Unit Manager Wanted, Ashfield Community Enterprise, Llanhowey

Ashfield Community Enterprise are looking for a Manager for Mange 2. Ashfield Community Enterprise is the owner of a unique, wheel chair accessible, mobile catering unit called Mange2. They hire it out for festivals, shows and events but have never really maximised its potential. Now is the time to do this so they are looking for […]

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Hayfield Garden

Hayfield Garden is a half-acre community garden on the edge of Hay On Wye. It was established in 2010 by a group of local people as a way to grow food and have a beautiful space to enjoy. How it started A number of factors led to the creation of the garden; the town’s allotments […]

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