The true value of community farms and gardens

A leaflet providing a summary of the findings of research carried out by FCFCG in partnership with the Regeneration Exchange at the University of Northumbria, published May 2008.

Year of Publication2008

In 2007 the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) began research into the true value of community farms and gardens, targeting 22 projects across North East England and Cumbria. Data was collected from farms, gardens, allotments and stables using informal interview sessions, participatory appraisal (PA), rapid appraisal (RA) and postal questionnaires. PA and RA data was verified at four further sites. The findings clearly demonstrate the contribution made by community farms and gardens to increasing the well-being of individuals and communities. For the full report go to

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