Community Growing

Finding Land: Site Features Checklist

Before you can decide whether a site or land agreement is suitable for your group, you need to plan what you will use the land for, both now and in the future. This checklist will help you prepare for your land search and for the agreement with the land owner. Tell the landowner what you expect to build and what you think your requirements will be. Make sure essential items are permitted in the lease.

Site Features Checklist

 

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Buying Land: Community Owned Farms

This document has useful information, based on the experience of Fordhall Community Land Initiative in Shropshire, about buying land, tenancy issues etc

Setting Up And Running A Community Owned Farm

 

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Finding Land: FCFCG

FCFCG Starter Pack

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens has a comprehensive Starter Pack which covers the often complex issues that can arise when setting up or developing a community garden. This is essential reading for anyone setting up a new community garden or related growing space. Chapter three of the pack has some tips and helpful advice on identifying a suitable site.

Please note, the pack will be updated in 2014 to a Community Growing Resource Pack, which will have separate editions for England, Scotland and Wales.

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Starting A Community Growing Project

www.farmgarden.org.uk

If you are a newly formed local community group wanting advice on how to go about creating and running a community growing project, such as a city farm, community garden, community orchard or other related project, then a good place to start is the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG).

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FAQs: Groups Already On A Site

The following FAQ documents are aimed at groups who are already established on a site and who may be planning to develop that site or find new sites to expand their work. The FAQs will help with information and advice on issues including leases, planning restrictions, costs involved and negotiation.

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FAQs: Groups Seeking Land

This series of FAQ document contain advice for new or prospective community groups about finding, securing and sustaining land for formal and informal amenity open space, gardening and food growing. The FAQs are split into five separate documents for ease of reference, each one covering an important topic for community growing groups seeking land.

Please note that due to differences in regulations and law, there may be a choice of versions available depending on which country you need. Just click on the links to download the documents.

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