I am the director and main grower of Cae Tan community supported agriculture on Gower. We grow food for 125 local households, host trainees & volunteers, work with schools colleges & universities- all raising awareness on the benefits of small scale local sustainable farming. We also work in partnership with a number of national organisations to promote sustainable food production.
Our work with Renew Wales allows us to support similar projects across Wales.
Tell us about an experience of your work with Renew…
My work with Renew Wales is generally to support both new entrants & existing growers or community groups. For example, I have been supporting a CSA in Pembrokeshire to develop a more robust all year cropping plan. I have also worked with an inner city Cardiff group to look at how they could use small spaces to engage people in food growing. It can be very varied, which is great!
What is your vision of your region in 2050?
Wales will be self sufficient in its basic fruit & vegetable needs, plus it will export to the rest of the UK as we have much land & little population. The fabric of rural & urban wales will become much more diverse in its land use patterns. We will see a lot more people engaged in food growing and diet, exercise & well-being will improve dramatically.