How did the project begin?
The process of starting what is now FlintShare began four years ago with the forward vision of Cittaslow Mold. Though the timing was not quite right then, the people involved kept the idea in mind. Then the idea of a community supported agriculture venture in Flintshire found its way to Cadwyn Clwyd, the rural regeneration agency for North East Wales. With their support a practical project to start up a CSA in Flintshire was launched.
The first public meetings drew over 100 people – many of the people who came to these meetings are now on the work groups helping FlintShare to become a reality. FlintShare is currently run by volunteers with a common vision to produce food in a way which is sustainable and reduces ‘food miles’.
How are we organised?
FlintShare is a cooperative run by its members on a voluntary basis. Decisions about the administration of the project are made by a Core Group of members, who are currently volunteers but in future may be elected. The management of the growing sites is organised by site committees, who are all volunteers.