From tiny community gardens to sprawling city farms, the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) helps grass roots groups create genuine benefits for their community. And in turn FCFCG are constantly inspired and amazed by the people and the places that they support.
Since FCFCG was born back in 1980, they describe themselves as having worked with community farms and gardens, school farms, care farms, wildlife and roof gardens, community orchards, community-run allotments and community supported agriculture schemes. FCFCG have helped bring community growing into the mainstream, being at the centre of the rise in local food growing and picked up many supporters along the way, including our Patron HRH The Prince of Wales.
Today FCFCG have a team of expert development workers across the UK who deliver guidance, training and encouragement directly to their members. From their head office in Bristol they work with Government, funders and big corporations, letting those in power know about the great work their members do. FCFCG directly support around 500 member groups (as well as giving indirect support to hundreds more).
And sometimes, very occasionally, they even get a chance to go outdoors and get our hands dirty too!
Who does FCFCG support?
Anyone who gets together with others in their neighbourhood to create and nurture a green space for the benefit of their community.
FCFCG is a member of the European Federation of City Farms, which aims to promote the interests and mutual co-operation of city farms and similar organisations. EFCF is run by volunteers. Visit www.cityfarms.org for more information or to visit the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens website that operate within Scotland feel free to Click Here.
References: Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens. 2015. Retrieved from https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/about-us