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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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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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New friends made at Mid Wales skill share event

This is a blog post from Tyfu Pobl Mid Wales Development Worker Louise Cartwright This years’ Mid Wales Skill Sharing event took place last Friday at Denmark Farm, 4 miles outside the picturesque market town of Lampeter in Ceredigion. Denmark Farm is a registered charity run by the Shared Earth Trust with wildlife conservation being at […]

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European community growing experts come to Swansea

Here at Tyfu Pobl and the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens we were delighted to welcome fellow community growers from around Europe when we hosted the European Federation of City Farms conference in Swansea this September. Delegates from countries all over Europe including Norway, Sweden, Germany, Italy and even honorary members from Australia visited some […]

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Growing together – how growing is empowering and regenerating communities across Wales

This is a guest post from Louise Cartwright, the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens’ Mid-Wales Development worker: Being the Mid Wales Development Worker my work involves supporting people to come together to grow, farm and garden. The FCFCG (known as ‘The Fed’ to its members) is essentially about the connections between people, the […]

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