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Finding Land Overview: Start Here

Start here with an overview of the topic: Finding Land. This document is aimed at new community growing groups, landowners and groups already on a site who might be looking to expand or add to the site. You can download the document using the link below:

Finding Land Overview: Start Here

 

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Case Study: Wild Elements

Wild Elements is a social enterprise based in North Wales, dedicated to getting people outdoors and closer to nature in a fun way, through forest schools and outdoor play schemes and community projects and events. It was set up by Thomas Cockbill and Resi Tomat in March 2013. They had previously been working for the National Trust at Penrhyn Castle, near Bangor, Gwynedd, carrying out education activities. When that project finished, they could see a need for nature-based play services in the local area.

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Case Study: Borth Community Gardens

Borth Community Gardens is an initiative to create a space for local people to grow their own food in a communal environment. The allotments and community gardens are located near St. Matthew's Church, Borth, Ceredigion. Activities on the site include gardening, work parties by locals and visiting groups, as well as Open Day events and more informal get-togethers. In addition to cultivated land, the gardens are now home to several chickens, a couple of ducks and bee hives on the community garden section.

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Oxford City Farm gets go-ahead

Oxford City Council have given the go-ahead for the long-planned Oxford City Farm to begin life on a disused playing field, thanks in part to help and advice from the Community Land Advisory Service.

The derelict urban field is set to be transformed into a bustling city farm that will teach people about healthy eating. Chairwoman of Oxford City Farm Lucie Mayer said she was excited to welcome visitors on to the site in the coming years, to teach them all about farming.

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CLAS Listed in Euro Access To Land website

The Community Land Advisory Service, which currrently operates in England, Scotland and Wales,  is listed in the directory of the new website for the European Access to Land network, which brings together grassroots organisations from across Europe.

 

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Cael mynediad Proses Tir (ar gyfer Grwpiau Cymunedol)

Mae’r canllaw cyffredinol hwn yn mynd â grwpiau tyfu cymunedol (neu’r rheiny sy’n gobeithio dechrau un) trwy’r broses sy’n gysylltiedig â sefydlu gardd gymunedol ar safle. Mae’n rhoi proses cam wrth gam eang a dolenni i adnoddau gwybodaeth defnyddiol a grëwyd gan CLAS. Fodd bynnag, mae’n bwysig cofio mai enghraifft yw hon a gall fod angen amrywio’r broses hon ar gyfer amgylchiadau gwahanol a grwpiau gwahanol.

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Case Study: Llangollen Community Garden

This organic food-growing community garden, based on the site of an abandoned plot in Llangollen, is owned by Denbighshire County Council which gave permission for the development of community growing in 2012. It’s an excellent example of the process of setting up a community garden on a council site, with a licence rather than a lease.

Catherine Veasey, who has been involved in the development of the garden through the local Friends Of The Earth group, describes more about the garden and how it worked with the council.

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Case Study: The Grove Community Garden

The former site of the Fountain Brewery in the Fountainbridge area of central Edinburgh, which has been earmarked for development in the future, has been the focus of a partnership between Grosvenor, an international property development business, and a local community group to turn part of the site into a 'meanwhile' community garden.

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Case Study: Cae Tan

Cae Tân, a community supported agriculture CSA project, is located on a beautiful rural site in Ilston on the Gower peninsula, Wales. The location is next to a couple of Sites of Special Scientific Interest and within the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The project is in the early stages, but their experiences around planning and leasing will be useful to others setting up CSAs.

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Land For Bees

If you have a community garden or other growing space, you may want to consider keeping bees.  You could look after them yourself, or offer a site for beehives in on your garden. Below is what you need to know about land and community bee keeping.

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