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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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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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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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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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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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Do you live or work in a rural Wales ‘Not Spot’ for internet connection?

This is a Welsh Government scheme open to individuals, businesses, voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations and communities in Wales suffering from slow broadband connections and whose premises can only receive a broadband connection with a consistent download speed of less than 2 mega-bits per second. This is ideal for growing projects, looking […]

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Tesco Charity Community Awards

Grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available to registered charities and not for profit organisations that are based in areas in the UK where Tesco has stores. Funding is available to provide practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit health, sustainability or opportunities for young people. Projects that may […]

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Heritage of Orchards & Cider Making in Wales’ project

The Welsh Perry and Cider Society are currently in stage 1 of a ‘Heritage of Orchards & Cider Making in Wales’ project. As part of the project they are looking for 20 community groups to work with across Wales who are interested in planting or regenerating a community orchard. Each group will need to have […]

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Acorn Fund, South Wales

Up to £1,000 on capital expenditure available per award in specific geographical areas mainly South East Wales but also Swansea and Brecon. These postcodes NP, CF, SA 1-13, HR1 1, HR1 2, HR2, HR4 0, HR4 9, HR9 and LD3. http://acornfund.co.uk/ Deadline 30th September 2014 http://www.monbs.com/uploads/publications/900.pdf

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