The Cilcain site could become a true community garden with opportunities for growing veg and fruit (particularly blueberries) and keeping bees. There are wet areas perfect for watercress and there is a beautiful collection of ancient broadleaf trees. There is plenty of space for woodland crafts, coppicing and managing woodland and room to build a shelter and a compost loo.
Community Supported Agriculture is a new way of ‘future-proofing’ our food supply. The days of cheap food imports may be numbered and ways of producing more food locally and sustainably must be found.
CSA is a way for local consumers and the farmer/grower to work closely together to produce local food in a way all parties are happy with. Both parties share the risks as well as the harvest.
Gardening is one of those activities which can be enjoyed by almost anybody. From the very young to the very old, from the very healthy, to those with poorer health or some form of disability, it’s a great form of alternative exercise.
Whether its pruning branches, planting seeds or digging up weeds, gardening involves walking, bending, stretching and reaching so it’s a good exercise for all.
Becoming an active member for FlintShare can help you take up more physical activity. Finding an activity that you enjoy, such as gardening, makes it much …
FlintShare members enjoy holding events that celebrate the significant turning points in the growing year.We hope to hold at least three events per year, to which all members will be invited.
Our first event celebrated the Summer Solstice on June 21st which was the longest day of the year and marked the official beginning of summer. Despite the odd rain shower we had a fantastic turn out for the celebration at Cilcain. Members pulled together to rig up some temporary shelter, loos and an open fire to keep us warm on …
FlintShare is a community run social enterprise which aims to produce fresh, local sustainable food for its members. We have a network of small community gardens across Flintshire, including sites at Cilcain, Ffynnongroyw, Northop and Hawarden. You can read our latest news to find out what’s happening at each of our sites.
FlintShare was set up with the intention of being a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme, which is a way of developing a mutually supportive relationship between local food consumers and growers.