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Wales CSA gathering September 2015

September saw the annual Wales CSA Gathering. The gathering was held on Ty’r Eithin’s beautiful farm just outside the village of Bancffosfelen, where the Banc Organics CSA box scheme is based. The three day event was action packed with people arriving on the Friday night, a full day of workshops and activities on the Saturday […]

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Training – building a cob oven for your community growing project

This summer  Tyfu Pobl held a free two day training course at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, near Lampeter,  on how to build a cob oven.  As a result the farm now has a fully functioning and beautiful oven to add to their list of alternative technologies! Mara Morris, coordinator at Denmark Farm wanted to build a […]

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Restorative pruning training at Moelyci

On Saturday 9 May despite the exceedingly wet weather at Moelyci, near Bangor we all enjoyed Ian Sturrock’s session on Restorative Pruning. The cosy barn at Moelyci was warm and decorated with flowers which sheltered us from the elements while Ian explained the theory of pruning – why, when and how you do it.  Before […]

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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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Community Supported Agriculture in Aberystwyth – do you want fresh, local, seasonal food?

Do you want fresh, local, season food in Aberystwyth? Come along to this open meeting to discuss the potential of a new Community Supported Agriculture in the Aberystwyth area. Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership between the producer and consumer; the farmer and the customer, which gives added security to the farmer and access to […]

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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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Job opportunity – Environmental Projects Officer at the Felin Uchaf eco-centre

Felin Uchaf is an educational centre for exploring ways of living and working in creative partnership near Pwllheli, North Wales. They are seeking to employ an Environmental Projects Officer to develop and deliver a programme of both practical rural & conservation skills activities and year-round wildlife events & activities, including training courses for both local people […]

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FCFCG Community Supported Agriculture Scoping Study moves into Phase Two

The FCFCG commissioned scoping study to explore the potential of new community spported agriculture (CSA) projects in Wales has now moved into its second phase.  Community supported agriculture is a relatively new form of farming that involves a partnership between food producers and their local community, who sign up to share the risk and reward of the […]

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FCFCG community supported agriculture (CSA) study tour to Canalside CSA

This is a guest post from FCFCG South West Development Worker Rupert Dunn, who led the study tour to Canalside CSA. On Saturday 14 February, an intrepid group of people interested and engaged in community supported agriculture all over Wales converged at Canalside Community Food to learn from one of the most successful CSAs in […]

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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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