Organic Centre Wales has commissioned the Soil Association to carry out a project called Sustainable Food Communities which will use food education, practical engagement and purchasing/consumption to drive significant changes in food culture. It is currently working in four areas: Cardiff Riverside, Newtown, Pembrokeshire and Gwynedd.
In Newtown, the Mid Wales Food and Land Trust will be working with Penygloddfa C P School in Newtown to develop a vegetable growing enterprise which will supply the local Cwm Harry Box Scheme. In Cardiff, the Riverside Community Market Association is developing a food charter with the aim of supporting a sustainable food system for Cardiff. It will be launched at Cardiff University's Sustainable Food Planning conference (28-29 October 2011). If you are based in one of the four areas mentioned above and you have an idea for an innovative project that needs funding, please contact
The Soil Association's Food for Life project is now drawing to a close. For research evaluating its impact, see Soil Association website.