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FCFCG Wales - March Newsletter - Cylchlythyr Mawrth

Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter Croeso i'r rhifyn Mawrth o ein cylchlythyr



In this edition:



Tyfu Pobl News









Mid Wales



North Wales



South East Wales



South West Wales



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Newyddion Tyfu Pobl









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Tyfu Pobl News

Training and events – book your place!

We have several exciting training events, gatherings and study tours lined up in the next few weeks. Read more about these below, and to find out more about our events programme for the rest of the year, visit Wales events page on the FCFCG wesbite

Mid Wales Skill Sharing & networking event – 20 March

On 20 March, join Tyfu Pobl for this year's Mid Wales Skill Sharing and Networking Event at Ashfield Community Enterprise (ACE), a 7½ acre community land trust near Llandrindod Wells, managed to organic principles by its members.

The day will be brimming with activities including presentations from inspiring community growing projects, a Tyfu Pobl programme update and fantastic opportunities for networking. Our gathering events are the perfect opportunity to share with and learn from your fellow community growers.

The day will also include a tour of ACE’s beautiful & diverse site, as well as a choice of growing related workshops and demonstrations led by local practitioners.

Find out more and book your FREE place on the FCFCG website.

Training - How to be funding fit and reach your market! - 17 March

At this free FCFCG training event in Llanelli on 17 March you will learn some top tips on finding funding, including how to write successful funding applications and finding grants to apply to.

You will also learn from professional marketing expert Juliet Fay about how to raise awareness for your project and increase income, volunteer numbers and visitors through well planned marketing practices. This event will also help you understand how to promote the work you do to the right audience, whether that’s funders, your local community, potential customers or volunteers.

Find out more and book your FREE place on the FCFCG website.

Training - building a compost loo – 24-25 March

Would you like to know how to build a compost loo on your community project? Then this training course at Cae Tan CSA on the Gower will offer you the hands-on experience to go away and do just that!

On this two day hands-on course you will be taught the building techniques and then put them in to practice by building a compost loo.

For details of the programme and to book your place, visit the FCFCG website.

Study Tour to Cwm Harry - 24 March

Join us on a study tour of Cwm Harry’s fantastic Get-Growing gardens in Newtown.

The Get Growing community gardens are spread over two sites. The first, in Newtown, was designed by students on the How to Design a Community Garden course in 2012, and includes a market garden, micro-allotments, a forest garden, plant nursery, experimental growing area and a composting station.

The second Get-Growing community garden is an accessible community space in Llanidloes, aiming to provide local people with the opportunity to grow their own food right on their doorstep.

For more information and to book your FREE place, visit the FCFCG website.

Community Supported Agriculture scoping study update

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 growing season.

The first phase of the scoping study involved drawing up a longlist of potential projects that could support successful CSAs. The second phase then involved measuring these against key success criteria to narrow the list down for more detailed work during the remainder of the study.

After much careful consideration, this longlist has now been narrowed down and we have a list of seven potential locations with a couple of others in reserve. These locations are:


  • Abergavenny
  • Aberystwyth
  • Caldicot
  • Cardiff
  •  Monmouth
  • Swansea
  • Wrexham
    Find out more about the CSA Scoping Study and how you can get involved on the Tyfu Pobl blog.
    Growing the Future courses
    Growing the Future offer a range of fun and affordable or free courses covering a wide range of growing topics. Their courses are held in venues across Wales, including at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Visit the Growing the Future website for full details of their programme and to book your place.
    Britain’s best allotments
    The hunt is on to find Britain’s Best Allotment! HIPPO are searching for the most creative, interesting, successful and blooming-marvellous allotments across Britain. Do you think your allotment has what it takes to win the prize? Enter today using the form on
    Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme
    Lloyds Banking Group has launched a new round of its Social Entrepreneurs Programme which aims to support community focused business people across the UK to start or scale up their projects.
    They can offer 'Start Up' grants of £4,000 and a place on a Start Up School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) learning programme as well as 'Scale Up' grants of £15,000 and a place on a Scale Up School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) learning programme. Applicants must be individuals who are leading or planning to set up a project or social enterprise organisation which will create social change in the UK.
    Deadline for applications is 3pm, 2 April 2015.
    For more information, visit the Tyfu Pobl blog.
    Keep Wales Tidy small grants scheme
    This grants scheme from Keep Wales Tidy is open to groups, schools and organisations to help cover the cost of items such as tools, safety equipment, plants, wildflowers and training. These grants are available to support practical environmental projects to help improve community green spaces. These projects can include clean ups, planting and food growing, vegetation management, allotments and biodiversity improvements.
    For more information and to apply, visit the Keep Wales Tidy website.
    Orchard Windfalls Fund
    This grant fund is open to all schools and community groups in the UK, with the condition that children under the age of 16 are involved in the planting or, where the trees are too large to be directly handled by them, related educational activities. This educational aspect might be during the design, planning and planting of the orchard or, in schools, it might be part of curriculum related projects that will be enhanced by the preliminary activities or the subsequent availability of fruit trees on or near to the school site.
    Deadline for applications is 31 March 2015.
    For more information and eligibility criteria, visit the Tyfu Pobl blog.
    Jobs & opportunities
    Job opportunity with Cae Tân CSA
    Cae Tân, a CSA project on the Gower, is looking for a CSA Co-ordinator with knowledge of CSAs, organic, sustainable farming and a land-based practical education.
    This is an exciting opportunity for a grower to help shape the future of the newest CSA in Wales.
    For more information and to apply, visit the Tyfu Pobl blog.
    Job opportunity with Riverside Market Garden
    Riverside Market Garden is seeking an experienced grower to work alongside their current head grower. This will start as a part-time post, but may turn into a full time post later this year.
    The Market Garden is a community owned horticulture enterprise that produces organic vegetables and other linked products from a 5 acre field between Cardiff and Cowbridge.
    They sell their produce through a weekly box scheme, farmers’ markets, and to restaurants.
    For more information and to apply, visit the Tyfu Pobl blog
    Job opportunity with Snowdownia Society
    The Snowdonia Society is looking for a Growing Tŷ Hyll Officer at Tŷ Hyll, a Snowdonia Society-owned historic property at Capel Curig. This is a part-time post for 15 hours a week to engage the public and volunteers by developing and delivering practical volunteering, education and engagement activities including wildlife gardening and woodland management at Tŷ Hyll.
    For more information and to apply, visit the Tyfu Pobl blog.
    If you have a job or opportunity you would like to advertise here please email [email protected]
    Mid Wales
    Go to the Tyfu Pobl blog to read the latest news from Mid Wales and to find out about the wide range of fantastic events in your area including ....
    Mid Wales Skill Sharing & Networking event, 20 March, Newtown
    Study Tour to Cwm Harry, 24 March, Newtown
    How to be funding fit and reach your market, 8 April, Lampeter
    North Wales
    Go to the Tyfu Pobl blog to read the latest news from North Wales and to find out about the wide range of fantastic events at community growing projects in your area including ....
    Make a bamboo yurt frame, 18 March, Bangor
    Study Tour to Cwm Harry, 24 March, Newtown
    South East Wales
    Go to the Tyfu Pobl blog to read the latest news from South East Wales and to find out about the wide range of fantastic events at community growing projects in your area including ...
    Aquaponics two day intermediate course, 14-15 March, Monmouthshire
    Spring celebration with Edible Adamsdown, 29 March, Cardiff
    South West Wales
    Go to the Tyfu Pobl blog to read the latest news from South West Wales and to find out about the wide range of fantastic events at community growing projects in your area including ....
    How to be funding fit and reach your market, 18 March, Llanelli
    Build a compost loo, 24-25 March, Gower
    South West Wales Skill Sharing event, 9 May, Cardigan
    Newyddion Tyfu Pobl
    Hyfforddiant a digwyddiadau  – trefnwch eich lle!
    Rydym ni wedi trefnu nifer o ddigwyddiadau hyfforddi, cynulliadau a theithiau astudio cyffrous ar gyfer yr wythnosau nesaf. Darllenwch fwy am y rhain isod. I ddarganfod mwy am ein rhaglen ddigwyddiadau ar gyfer gweddill y flwyddyn, ewch i dudalen digwyddiadau Cymru ar wefan FfFfDGC.
    Digwyddiad Rhannu Sgiliau a Rhwydweithio Canolbarth Cymru – 20 Mawrth
    Ar 20 Mawrth, ymunwch â Tyfu Pobl ar gyfer Digwyddiad Rhannu Sgiliau a Rhwydweithio Canolbarth Cymru eleni ym Menter Gymunedol Ashfield, sef ymddiriedolaeth tir cymunedol 7½ erw ger Llandrindod, a reolir yn ôl egwyddorion organig gan ei aelodau.
    Bydd y diwrnod yn fwrlwm o weithgareddau, gan gynnwys cyflwyniadau gan brosiectau tyfu cymunedol ysbrydoledig, diweddariadau raglen Tyfu Pobl a chyfleoedd gwych i rwydweithio. Mae ein digwyddiadau ymgynnull yn gyfle perffaith i rannu gyda’ch cyd- dyfwyr cymunedol, a dysgu iddi wrthynt.
    Bydd y diwrnod yn cynnwys taith o gwmpas safle hardd ac amrywiol Menter Gymunedol Ashfield, yn ogystal â dewis o weithdai cysylltiedig â thyfu ac arddangosiadau dan arweiniad ymarferwyr lleol.
    Darganfyddwch fwy a threfnwch eich lle RHAD AC AM DDIM ar wefan FfFfDGC.
    Hyfforddiant – Sut i gael cyllid addas a chyrraedd eich marchnad! - 17 Mawrth
    Yn nigwyddiad hyfforddi rhad ac am ddim FfFfDGC yn Llanelli ar 17 Mawrth, byddwch yn cael gwybod am rai awgrymiadau da ar sut i ddod o hyd i gyllid, gan gynnwys sut i lenwi ceisiadau llwyddiannus am gyllid a dod o hyd i grantiau i wneud cais amdanynt.
    Byddwch hefyd yn dysgu gan arbenigwr marchnata proffesiynol, Juliet Fay, am sut i godi ymwybyddiaeth o’ch prosiect a chynyddu incwm, nifer y gwirfoddolwyr ac ymwelwyr, trwy arferion marchnata wedi’u cynllunio’n dda. Bydd y digwyddiad hwn yn eich helpu chi i ddeall sut i hyrwyddo’r gwaith rydych chi’n ei wneud i’r gynulleidfa gywir, p’un ai a ydyn nhw’n arianwyr, eich cymuned leol, cwsmeriaid posibl neu wirfoddolwyr.
    Darganfyddwch fwy a threfnwch eich lle RHAD AC AM DDIM ar wefan FfFfDGC.
    Hyfforddiant – adeiladu toiled compost – 24-25 Mawrth
    A hoffech chi wybod sut i adeiladu toiled compost yn eich prosiect cymunedol? Bydd y cwrs hyfforddi hwn a gynhelir ym mhrosiect Amaethyddiaeth a Gefnogir gan y Gymuned Cae Tan ar y Gŵyr yn cynnig profiad ymarferol i chi allu gwneud hynny!
    Ar y cwrs deuddydd ymarferol hwn, byddwch yn dysgu technegau adeiladu ac yna’n eu defnyddio i adeiladu toiled compost.
    I gael manylion am y rhaglen ac i drefnu eich lle, ewch i wefan FfFfDGC.
    Taith Astudio i Cwm Harry - 24 Mawrth
    Ymunwch â ni ar gyfer taith astudio o gwmpas gerddi ardderchog Get-Growing Cwm Harry yn y Drenewydd.
    Mae gerddi cymunedol Get Growing wedi’u lleoli ar d

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