Resilient Green Spaces

Resilient Green Spaces was a £1.27m partnership project to pilot alternative re-localised food systems using communities and their green spaces as the driving force for change across Wales that ran from January 2021 until June 2023. 

Led by Social Farms & Gardens, six collaborative workstreams delivered by partners tested what communities could achieve, given the right support, access to land and freedom to do what they do best. The Open Food Network UK were involved in work stream two: Innovative Food Hubs.


1.) Building a National Allotment Development Team

2.) Innovative Food Hubs

3.) Productive Community Orchards

4.) Greener Corridors and Spaces

5.) Exploring Community Access to Farms and Land

6.) Building Horticultural Future Farming Skills

For more information on the other five work streams, please visit Social Farms & Gardens website.

How it works

Check out the illustration below to see how each work stream interacted to meet the project aims. You can hover to zoom in.


Innovative Food Hubs

Working with the Open Food Network UK, Development Trusts Association Wales and The Land Workers’ Alliance joined forces to help establish five enterprising and sustainable food hubs in communities across Wales to provide food that is good for people, good for the environment and good for local business by promoting short supply chains.

Watch the food hubs video in Welsh

Watch the food hubs video in English

Read about some of our hubs 

Cadwyn Ogwen

More coming soon

Find out more

For more information about the wider Resilient Green Spaces project, and for other opportunities for communities as part of the project, please go to the Social Farms & Gardens website

This project was funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.


The Resilient Green Spaces project was delivered in partnership by: