City Farms and Community Gardens events
2012 Community Growing Gatherings
8 March - South East Wales - Llanhilleth Institute
21 March - North Wales - The Foryd Centre, Rhyl
31 March - South West Wales – National Botanic Garden of Wales
Upcoming Training FCFCG ‘Setting up a Community Garden’ Training, Sbectrwm Centre, Fairwater, Cardiff CF5 3EF
This is a 4 day course which will be piloted by FCFCG this spring. It is aimed at groups who are in the very early stage of developing a community garden project, however the content of each day would be beneficial to anyone involved in setting up or managing a community growing space. Each day can be attended separately. Participants who attend all 4 days will receive a FCFCG recognised certificate.
Friday 27 April 9.30–4.30 pm
Day 1: Getting Started: Includes engaging your community, setting up your group and finding a site.
Saturday 28 April 10.00 – 3.30 pm
Day 2: Planning your Community Garden: Includes identifying who will be using your garden, types of activities that will take place and designing a garden that suits your needs.
Tuesday 15 May 9.30 – 4.00 pm
Day 3: Recruiting & Managing Volunteers: Includes finding and recruiting volunteers, induction and training, legislation and policies, managing and getting the most best from your volunteers.
Wednesday 16 May 9.30 – 4.00 pm
Day 4: Sustaining & Financing your Community Garden: Includes costing your project, fundraising, marketing & business planning. Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
or ring 029 20225 942.
FCFCG 'Where to Start – a beginners guide to planning your new allotment',
Groeslon near Caernarfon, April
FCFCG in partnership with B3 local food project are offering a training day for new allotment holders. It’s a one day course with one day in Welsh and one day in English. The day will include planning your plot, how allotment committees work, dealing with different soil types, composting and the gardening calendar. It is an introduction to people fairly new to allotment gardening and there will be a pack available with links to further resources.