Agroecology & CSA Event at Cinema & Co

On Wednesday 13th November, Cae Tân hosted an event focused on the environmental, economic and social benefits of CSA, and the current obstacles to developing agroecological food production around Swansea. It was great to have attendance from a wide variety of organisations, including Swansea Council, Welsh government, several local farmers, local parliamentary candidates, NRW, the Soil Association, Swansea University and RSPB.

We identified key challenges as: access to land, funding mechanisms, opportunities for training and education, policy requirements, and knowledge of supply chains. There are also several important opportunities in our area, such as consumer demand, the amount of fertile land, and interest from aspiring producers. At Cae Tân, we’ve demonstrated that it’s possible to provide food for a great deal of local households in a sustainable manner, and by starting a wider conversation around these issues, we want to open the door to more producers.

If you wish to join this discussion, and have ideas for helping develop food production around Swansea, please do get in touch.

Thanks go to all of the Cae Tân directors for their help in organising this event, and to Cinema & Co. for hosting us.

Trainee Post 2020


Cae Tan community supported agriculture is based on the Gower Peninsula, south Wales. Please look at our website & watch the 9 minute film there as it explains our work in detail. www.caetancsa.org

We are seeking a hard working person to join our team for the 2020 season. Period from April 1st to 31st October 2020.

What we can offer you

Accommodation near to the field & shared with a European Volunteer
£50 per week living expenses
As much fresh veg as you can eat
Support in your work with us to learn the ropes of how to grow a CSA

Work will involve

Day to day sowing, planting, weeding, harvesting, packing organic / biodynamic produce
Working alongside staff & volunteers
Occasional schools & youth project work
4 days per week 9 – 5 with occasional weekend watering
The opportunity to learn about machinery use if this interests you

What we would like from you

Motivation to learn about sustainable growing & community development
Willingness to work hard in all weathers
Adaptability & willingness to work & get along with a lot of different people

To apply for this position please

Send us your CV
Answer the following questions;
Why do you want this position?
What are your long-term goals in sustainable farming?
What relevant experiences & aspects of your character will you bring with you
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS – 19th Jan 2020

Please send these by email to tom@caetancsa.org

If you want to ask anything just give me a call 07791696848

We will invite those selected in January to come for an interview, but if you want to come & visit in the meantime that would be great.

Cheers, Tom