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We want Trecadwgan Farm to become a community farm
Our vision is a farm for the St. Davids peninsular.
A farm with the well-being of future generations at its heart.
A farm owned by and run by its surrounding community.
A community farm that farms community.
Currently owned by Pembrokeshire County Council, who without public consultation intended to sell the farm, for development, at auction, for short term financial gain.
Members of the local community have managed to raise over £50,000, for the council to remove the farm from auction and have now entered into negotiation to purchase the farm, with a view to creating a community owned farm.
Trecadwgan Farm would be run as a Community Farm.
As suggested by the public on the St Davids Peninsula, and surrounding area, it would centre on wellbeing and include:
Farming run on organic and other biodiversity principles to protect the environment and provide healthy food for our local communities.
Training and education and job creation in agriculture to keep the strong heritage of Wales alive.
Space for artisans to do their craft, sell their products, and share their skills.
Talks, events and activities to bring people together on a range of subjects, for example art, music, wildlife, and healthy living.
Why does this matter?
Trecadwgan is a beautiful, traditional farm with history dating back to the 14th Century, with links even further back to the Welsh Prince Cadwgan. It sits at the meeting point of three ancient pathways at the head of the Solva Valley.
Farms like this are being lost, either swallowed up by larger factory type enterprises or sold off for development, leaving very few opportunities for those wishing to come into farming.
At the same time we live in an increasing era of food poverty, where the local community has lost the ability to feed itself.
This is an opportunity for you, the community, at large, to become part of something that will start to shape the way we live, provide food and interact as a community for the better and providing greater well-being for all.
This short movie brought by Access To Land Network is an excellent account of the challenges we currently face:
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