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Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

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Growing Support are looking for friendly volunteers with interests in gardening and supporting people, to help older people and people with dementia take part in gardening activities.  You will…Continue

Join our volunteers!

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We're looking for friendly volunteers to join our team working hard to enable people with dementia to stay physically and socially active.Join us and make a valuable contribution to your community,…Continue

Using Gardening to Address Social Isolation

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How You Can Help Tackle Social Isolation in Your CommunityRecent research shows up to 50% of older people living in care never go outside and they are twice as likely to experience severe loneliness…Continue

Mini community garden in Watchet

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On the 14th. of march we set up a very small veg. bed. see U tube" admirals corner incredidible edible"on the17th. of June we harvested the potatoes. they were first 'Earlies' and made just over 21…Continue

Getting Started

Do you think governments are going to take the lead in bringing about a sustainable food system?

Do you think corporations will put social justice at the heart of their work and encourage small scale, sustainable food production?

If you agree that the answer is an astounding no, then that means its up to us to organise and work together with other people in our community to make these changes happen!

This handbook is all about doing so - some of the practices, ideas and resources for organising together to create an ecologically sustainable and socially just food system in Somerset.

You will find information on how to get started, how to support your group to communicate and make decisions together and more, as well as practical advice about how to start different projects, from allotments to food coops.

We hope this guidebook and directory is useful to you.

It was written in 2014 by Nicole Vosper, with financial support from the Somerset Land and Food Project, supported by the Big Lottery.

For any contributions, suggestions for improvement, resources and more please email nicole.vosper@somersetcommunityfood.org.uk

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