We love community gardens. And we love city farms. It pretty much goes without saying then, that we love the UK-based Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens. Describing itself as "the representative body for city farms, community gardens and similar community-led organisations in the UK", the FCFCG offers a wide range of services, advice and support to the estimated 59 city farms and 1000 community gardens that can be found in the UK. The group also offers help and advice to new groups just starting up, and acts as an advocacy group at the local, national and regional levels. The organization is involved in a huge range of projects, including Every Action Counts, the Allotments Regeneration Initiative, and The School Farms Network.
For more city farm and community garden stories, check out the eviction, and possible resurrection, of South Central Farm in LA, or the efforts of North Carolina-based SEEDS. You can also read about TreeHugger Karin's local community garden in Jerusalem.