Wales manager Emma Williams said: "Our staff work in offices in different parts of Wales and we really enjoy getting together at Christmas.
Katie Jones, of FCFCG
Wales, said: "The number of community projects involving farming and gardening has increased by a staggering 900% in the last few years.
Thousands of copies of the map will be distributed across the region to FCFCG
member groups, plus local authorities, schools, libraries and tourist information centres.
As a result stronger links were forged with local conservation groups like Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and national organisations such as FCFCG
Emma Williams, FCFCG
Wales manager, said: "Running a community growing project or setting one up from scratch can be a daunting task, but we hope this guide will give people the confidence to get growing."
northern development co-ordinator Mick Marston says: "There has been an explosion of interest over the last few years in creating green and food growing spaces in the North East, due to concerns over issues such as food miles, climate change and healthy eating.
I would also like to thank the FCFCG
for all their hard work in organising the event.
In addition, FCFCG
provides information services, publications, newsletters, online services and funding information via our grass-roofed eco building in Bristol.
She said the community growing movement is on the rise, with the FCFCG
having worked with over 500 projects in Wales in the last four years.
Katie Jones, of FCFCG
's Wales said: "This is a great opportunity to share expertise on aquaponics and explore whether it can provide a genuine solution to food security in Wales." ?
There are 45 projects featured, but FCFCG
development coordinator for Wales Katie Jones said this was just the tip of the iceberg: "As well as the groups on the map, there are more than 130 groups not yet members of FCFCG
, plus many more new and fledgling groups being set up all the time.
The Welsh Government consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens for food growing received a passionate and comprehensive response from the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG
) about why more support is needed to keep Welsh communities growing and why landowners need support to open up their land for community use.