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Updated advice for growers

The Welsh government has released updated advice aimed at making it easier for people in Wales to grow their own food.

Our partners at Social Farms & Gardens worked with the Welsh Government on the second edition of guidance for allotments and community growers across Wales. The guidance was successfully introduced in 2016 and has now been updated. It is hoped that the new second edition will continue to help more people to share good practice and get involved in growing. 

The advice covers:

  • different growing models

  • allotment law

  • animal on allotments

  • planning guidance

  • establishing a new site

  • good group governance

  • funding 

  • biodiversity

  • risk assessment and insurance


Since the advice was first introduced allotments and community gardens have become even more important in creating a healthier, happier and more sustainable Wales. Allotments and community gardens can help to tackle some of today’s most urgent priorities, from health and wellbeing to the climate and nature emergencies. 

The Welsh Government aim to create one of the most environmentally and socially responsible supply chains in the world. The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 sets out a clear obligation for public bodies to enable the positive change that leads to a more resilient, secure and healthy Wales.

Growing food in small spaces course

The Permaculture Association run an online course called Growing Food in Small Spaces. Course costs are based on your ability to pay, so there is a sliding scale. Find out more on the Permaculture Association website.

Spring Festival of Growing / Gŵyl Dyfu'r Gwanwyn


We will be encouraging and helping community growing groups to hold events and celebrate all things growing! If you are a group and would like to host an event, or would just like some more help and information, please contact us

We will be offering a resources pack so that you can download posters and logos and share in the fun of the day! We will be uploading all resources to our dropbox page which you can access here.

Byddwn yn annog ac yn helpu grwpiau tyfu cymunedol i gynnal digwyddiadau a dathlu popeth sy'n tyfu! Os ydych yn grwp ac os hoffech gynnal digwyddiad, neu os hoffech gael rhagor o help a gwybodaeth, cysylltwch â ni

Byddwn yn cynnig pecyn adnoddau fel y gallwch lawrlwytho posteri a logos a rhannu yn hwyl y dydd! Byddwn yn lanlwytho'r holl adnoddau i'n dropbox - gallwch ei gyrchu yma.

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Have a Grow Day / Tyfwch! 

Save the date! The #EdibleCardiff network will be celebrating #HaveAGrowDay this year on Saturday 5th June as part of our Edible Cardiff Spring Festival!

The day is a way of promoting and celebrating the work of community growing groups who help transform lives and neighbourhoods all over Cardiff.

Cadw'r dyddiad! Bydd #EdibleCardiff yn dathlu #HaveAGrowDay eleni ddydd Sadwrn 5 Mehefin fel rhan o'n Gwyl Wanwyn Bwytadwy Caerdydd!

Mae'r diwrnod yn ffordd o hyrwyddo a dathlu gwaith grwpiau tyfu cymunedol sy'n helpu i drawsnewid bywydau a chymdogaethau ledled Caerdydd.

*To register, you will be re-directed to the Social Farms & Gardens UK website who are hosting HAGD this year. 

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