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Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience loneliness as those in the community.We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in helping others to gardening, to support…Continue

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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

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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

Good Food For Everyone Forever

An Evening of Speakers & A Local Food Feast

Friday 13th September 2013, Glastonbury Town Hall 6.30 - 9pm

Residents of Somerset & beyond are invited to an evening of inspiring speakers talking about the impacts of the global food system, while eating delicious local food.

We will be talking about what we can do locally to ensure that everyone has access to a nourishing diet, to land and to community to learn how to grow and share produce.

Attendees are encouraged to bring food to share for a Local Food feast. The event is sliding scale donation, with a suggested donation of £2 - £15. Join us for a fun & inspiring evening.

You can buy physical tickets from the The Fruit & Vegetable Shop, 16 Benedict St, Glastonbury, BA6

Or you can email nicole.vosper@somersetcommunityfood.org.uk & we will make a note of your name for the door.

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More information about our speakers:

Good Food For Everyone Forever

Colin Tudge is a biologist & writer, who has been writing about food, agriculture, biology and philosophy for three decades. In 2009 he co-founded the Campaign for Real Farming, which aims to ignite nothing less than a people’s takeover of the world’s
food supply. www.campaignforrealfarming.org

Another Agriculture is Possible

Hannah Thorogood is a permaculture designer, teacher & farmer from Lincolnshire who has been developing regenerative agriculture systems as alternatives to industrial models that are eroding soils, ecosystems and communities. www.regenerativeagriculture.co.uk

How can we feed Avalon?

Louise Brookes of earthfrogs.org is co-founder of Feed Avalon, a new local social enterprise designed to establish socially & economically empowering food systems in order to optimise the food resilience of Glastonbury, Street and surrounding areas. www.feedavalon.org.uk

Incredible Edible Somerset: A Call to Action

Members of Incredible Edible Somerset, a network of food growers & community organisers will address food poverty and inequalities in Somerset and what we can to do together to build a socially-just food system.

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