A new planning report offers hope for small-scale growers looking to establish a proper home on their land
Our land-matching initiative, aimed at encouraging farmers to give new entrants a chance to start their own small-scale enterprises, has recorded its first two successes.
Why has small-scale fruit and vegetable farming, the bedrock of any local food economy, all but disappeared in Wales? And how do we get it back? In two new articles the Our Food team explores what’s blocking our food system
and identifies three key solutions.
Back in December we sent out a survey on social media, canvassing residents across the region on their fruit and veg shopping habits and preferences. Here’s what we’ve learned…
Rethinking how we use our County farms could provide a key way to kickstart the local food economy – and help meet wider goals for food security, job creation, training and wellbeing. And there’s an example from the past that show us how it could work.
Our on-farm work placements are now well under way, with trainee growers getting hands-on experience of the day-to-day tasks and planning required to run a successful regenerative horticulture enterprise.
The benefits of organic and regeneratively grown veg box schemes go way beyond simply feeding people. But can you put a value on their contribution? Turns out, you can.
Help us shape the future of buying local fruit and veg in our region
Join us on Thursday 10 November at 2pm for a Zoom workshop looking at creative ways to grow the market for local produce. Guest speaker will be Julia Kirby-Smith, project lead for Better Food Traders. Read more…
We’re offering 24 people the chance to gain valuable skills and experience through free work placements with local regenerative growers. And you can sign up now.
Get in touch!