Land for Local Food

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Date(s) - 17/11/2015
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Caldicot Castle


Please note that this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  

The future of food is local and the Community Land Advisory Service Cymru (CLAS Cymru) wants to give you an opportunity as a landowner or estate manager to play your part in providing a resilient and local food system here in Wales.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and other community growing activities reconnect communities with the food they eat and allow them to live much healthier lifestyles. Healthy and sustainable ways of living are now at the top of the priorities list for the Government in Wales.  In the last 2 years CLAS Cymru has supported 95 communities groups to acquire land for short and long term community growing projects, but we need more land!

CSA brings farmers and communities together. Responsibilities, risks and rewards are shared.  The farmer guarantees produce (dairy, fruit, vegetables, meat or honey) and people who live relatively locally sign up as members and pay every month for the food they receive. There is now a huge demand for CSA in Wales as people become more aware of the food they eat and desire sustainable lifestyles. Community growing activities can be in a number of forms including community allotments, community growing, meanwhile gardening projects and fruit harvesting schemes. The form the project takes very much depends on the needs of the local community. We are supporting communities to gain land for CSA and community growing right across Wales in both urban and rural areas.

If you are interested in helping to provide land to create a more sustainable food system and have a local, more resilient model of food production then please come along to this event.

Please email to book your place.