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Wassailing away at Conwy Community Orchard

This is a guest post from Emma Leighton-Jones at Conwy Orchard Community Group, who held their annual Wassail to bless the trees in January 2015: It was a windy day for our annual Wassail at Conwy orchard, but luckily we are on a sheltered side of the valley, and tucked in next to the town walls, […]

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Dyfi Land Share – community growing in Machynlleth

This is a guest post from Gráinne and Katie from Dyfi Land Share. We set up Dyfi Land Share in Machynlleth in March 2013  with the aims of increasing local knowledge of food production and to help members of our community to gain access to growing space by matching them up with land owners who have space […]

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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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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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Caerhys Organic Community Agriculture

Watch the new video about Caerhys Organic Community Agriculture (COCA).

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Take a walk around your neighbourhood with Farm Cardiff

This is a guest post from Michele Fitzsimmons of Edible Landscaping. Michele is running a practical permaculture course starting on 7th February and ‘Discovering Unusual Food Plants‘ starting on 6th March. Slowly but surely there is a new transformation happening in Cardiff. Many people, fed up with the long wait for an allotment have started to look […]

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Naturally blight resistant potatoes – the Sarpo way

This month we have a guest post from Dr David Savari at Savari Research Trust: In our climate of mild, wet, summers, most growers of potatoes are very familiar with the late-blight of potato.  As you know, the arrival of the disease from the Americas in the 1840s had a shattering effect on Ireland, Scotland […]

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Broad Haven Allotments

Some time ago, before working for the ‘Fed’, I was a community worker with PLANED in Pembrokeshire. I came across a letter dated some years previously, from residents of Broad Haven asking the county council to provide allotments. They were right in asserting that if more than six people asked for allotments, the local authority […]

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Setting up a market garden

The idea of setting up a market garden that would supply Cardiff with fresh, organic local vegetables was a twinkle in the eye of  Steve Garrett and the team at Riverside Community Market Association for many years.  The process of finding a good site and then raising the funds to start the enterprise took time […]

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Food Co-op Open Days make ‘Good Food Friends’

Throughout late September and early October, Food Co-op residents in Wales have been making Good Food Friends at a series of special open days. These events offer local people the chance to learn about food co-ops, meet their neighbours and support local supplies. There are over 300 food co-ops currently running across Wales, usually operating […]

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