Wales Future Growers Conference Presentations

The Wales Future Generations Conference held at Coed Hills in the Vale of Glamorgan on 8th and 9th July 2016 was attended by 42 community growers and policy makers from across Wales. Highlights included presentations from: 

  • David Morris, Deputy Head of Food Division at Welsh Government who spoke about the Action Plan for the Food and Drink Industry in Wales and provided details of the Industry Board for Food and drink in Wales as well as the Great Taste Awards and education, training and skills development. Download presentation here.

  • Amber Wheeler from the University of South Wales who spoke about her PHD work on the fruit and vegetable requirements of Wales, the implications and the land needs to feed the whole of Wales on fruit and vegetables. Download presentation here. 

  • Katie Palmer of Food Cardiff who discussed connecting people and place through food and the food system and establishing a city wide cross sector partnership. Download presentation here. 

  • Claire Sain-ley-Berry from Envirornet Cymru told us about the Well Being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015 and how environmental projects like community growing help public bodies meet their goals. Download presentation here. 

  • Lucie Taylor from CLAS Cymru presented on small scale food production and how to get planning permission, delegates had a tour of the Riverside Market Garden based at Coed Hills and Erica Thompson from the One Planet Council told us about their recent successful planning permissions. Download presentation here. 

  • Heidi Seary from Growing Together gave an introduction to the Big Lottery funded Growing Together project, an initiative running across the UK which aims to help community growing groups become more financially sustainable by offering expert advice, training and ideas on generating their own income, rather than relying solely on grant funding. Download presentation here.

  • Brexit Debate: A debate about the likely impact of the UK's exit from the European Union was held during the conference. Download notes from the debate here.

  • Farming Connect - Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. Download presentation here.

  • Wales CSA Network - A presentation on Community Supported Agriculture. Download presentation here. 





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