Riverside Market Garden is a new ethical model for sustainable local food production to make more fresh food available to the local community. It's located on 5 acres at St Hilary, 10 miles west of Cardiff, and production has started this year - we're already supplying restaurants in Cardiff and local people with our box scheme.
Moelyci Environmental Centre was established in 2003 by a group of enterprising local people prepared to take risks. At stake was the future prosperity of a rare Welsh upland sheep farm set in the heart of Gwynedd, North Wales. Today Moelyci is fast developing as an important environmental education, training and volunteering base for families, schoolchildren, under-graduates, and professionals. Social enterprises* are establishing alongside volunteering and training for employment schemes
Lammas recently attained planning permission to build an ecovillage in Wales which combines the traditional smallholding model with the latest innovations in environmental design, green technology and permaculture. The proposal is for a new settlement of 9 eco-smallholdings, a campsite and a community hub building. It is sited on 76 acres of mixed pasture and woodland next to the village of Glandwr, Pembrokeshire. Construction began in the autumn of 2009.
Sited at the confluence of the Teme and Heyope valleys in Radnorshire, Knucklas Castle overlooks Shropshire's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Offa's Dyke and the River Teme, the border between Wales and England. A CADW scheduled monument, the 21 acre site has been bought by some philanthropic locals who are leasing it to The Knucklas Castle Community Land Trust, who must raise money to buy the site through the sales of shares and donations.