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Spring growers to make Swansea 'greener and healthier'.

COMMUNITY growers in South Wales aim to create to a greener, healthier city at the Swansea Community Growing Network (SCGN) Spring Gathering.

The event on Saturday, April 25, hosted by SCGN and funded by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG), is being held at the Spring Mills Community Garden in Penclawdd, bringing together inspiring community growing projects.

Beth Furlong, director of the SCGN said: "Seeing is believing when it comes to community growing, so we've organised this event for the people of Swansea to come along and be inspired by the amazing work that's being done in their own city and beyond."

She said the community growing movement is on the rise, with the FCFCG having worked with over 500 projects in Wales in the last four years. Swansea already has a variety of well-established community growing projects doing amazing work within their areas, including Vetch Veg, Swansea Community Farm and Spring Mills Community Garden," she said.

Attendees will be treated to presentations from Roberta Emmott from Harvest Brighton and Hove - an organisation behind the creation of 60 community gardens in a city similar in size to Swansea. Also giving a talk will be Gary Mitchell from Cwm Harry Food, Newtown in Mid Wales, a social enterprise creating community growing initiatives. Visit :www.farmgarden.org.uk/events/walesevents/ or call 029 2022 5942.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Apr 21, 2015
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