The Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens Scheme is designed to show off Somerset’s edible assets, from community orchards to home gardens, with a whole weekend of free workshops & plenty of projects open to the public.
The weekend is a chance to learn new skills, pick up tips, tickle your tastebuds and be inspired by community food growing in Somerset. With more than 135 participating in workshops in 2012 and many more visiting sites, 2013 looks to be even better! To see photos from the weekend last year, click here.
When: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2013
Where: At community gardens, allotments, fantastic home veg patches, permaculture projects, community orchards, local farms and more across Somerset.
Why: To help people re-connect to food, get involved in local projects & learn new skills.
All workshops are free!
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Site & Workshop Information
Saturday 14th September
Walking tour of Glastonbury’s Incredible Edible Gardens
10:15am. Meet outside Glastonbury Town Hall
Everyone can grow! Food Growing for Total Beginners Workshop
Glastonbury Town Hall, 1 - 2pm as part of Glastonbury Harvest Show.
Make your Garden Incredible Edible Workshop,
Marine Cove, Burnham on Sea, 10-12pm
Learn how to use edible ornamentals to make your garden more productive.
Open allotment & willow weaving demonstration at Aliss’s Allotment,
10-12pm, 1-2pm, Birchill Lane Allotments, Frome. See this allotment’s herbs, salads, veg, flowers & willow structures.
Getting the best from your plot - a Get Set Grow & Cook Event
At the Transition Minehead & Alcombe Friends & Family Allotment & Methodist Church Hall
Part 1, Growing: 10.30-12.30pm What to do now to extend the growing season & produce the best possible crops with seasonal sowing, planting & winter protection
12.30-1.30pm Lunch to share made with seasonal produce
Part 2, Cooking: 1.30-3.30pm
What to do with your plot’s produce & glorious glut to enjoy now or later in the year.
Volunteer Taster Session at Bishop’s Palace Community Garden, Wells, 10-12pm
Please pre-book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to visit this fabulous community garden. 12 places available.
Open Day & Children’s Bug Hunt at Baliffs Wall
Axbridge Community Allotment, open 11-4pm
Cold drinks & cake available.
Storing & Preserving Vegetables
A Get Set Cook Workshop at the Mount Community Garden, Frome
10.30-12.30pm, after which people will be able to cook their own stir fry lunch with the garden produce. From 3-5pm there will be tea & cakes at the garden.
South Petherton Allotments, open 2-4pm Whitfield Lane, TA13 5DF. See a huge diversity of plots, with tea, produce & plants for sale. There will be an introduction to vegetable growing workshop at 2.30pm.
Managing Common Pests & Diseases
Somerton Allotments, 2-3.30pm, Ashen Cross, TA11 7HR.
How to deal with common pests & diseases ecologically & effectively.
Sunday 15th September
Incredible Edible Tea Party & Tour, Pilton Road Community Garden
1-5pm, Pilton Road, North Wootton, BA4 4ET
Drop in to see this fabulous community owned garden, with tea & cakes available.
Everyone can grow! Garden Tour & Short Workshop
10.30 - 11.30am, 46 Portland Rd, Street. Learn from this lovely home garden how you can make the most of your space & get started growing food, even in the autumn.
Super Simple Soups
Workshop & lunch at Crispin Community Centre, Leigh Rd, Street, 12.30 - 1.30pm
A Get Set Cook workshop on how to make super-cheap, super-delicious, super-easy soups.
Dragons Willows Farm
Open 11 - 3pm
Godney Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9AF. Traditional 8-acre smallholding on the levels with market garden, orchard & more.
The Resilience Garden
2 Harters Close, Coxley, BA5 1RE, open 11-5, Workshop 2pm
How can we feed ourselves in changing times? www.crewhq.org.uk
Perpetual Edible Garden Workshop
Bridies Yard, 10.30-12pm
Beckery Rd, Glastonbury, BA6 9NJ.
Louise Brookes of earthfrogs.org and Feed Avalon introduces the perpetual vegetable garden model at Bridie’s Forever Food Forest, a community garden created on neglected wasteland.
Open allotment & willow weaving demonstration
Aliss’s Allotment, 10-12pm, 1-2pm, Birchill Lane Allotments, Frome.
See this allotment’s herbs, salads, veg flowers & willow structures.
Exciting public consultation about plans for a Community Orchard at the Muriel Jones Allotment, Birchill Lane, Frome, Sunday 14th September from 12-3pm
No-Dig Gardening Talk & Garden Tour
2-6pm, West Somerset.
15 Risdon Rd, Watchett, TA23 OHJ
Visit this 18 year old vegan-organically managed vegetable garden.
Wildlife Garden, Glastonbury
2-5pm 14 Selwood Rd, BA6 8HN.
Visit this Council House garden with fruit, veg, herbs, wildlife habitat & more.
Introduction to Forest Gardening Workshop
1-4pm, Taking place at Axbridge Community Allotment’s community forest garden.
Introduction to Permaculture workshop
South Petherton Allotments, 10-12pm
Whitfield Lane, TA13 5DF.
How to make the most of your allotment plot through permculture design & practices. The allotments are also open to visitors from 2-4pm with refreshments available.
Improving your Plot through Permaculture Workshop
Somerton Allotments, 2-3.30pm.
A community site with 45 plots. This workshop will explore how design can make a difference.
Medicinal Landscaping Workshop
4.30-6pm, Compton Dundon
A workshop & garden tour looking at how medicinal herbs & trees can be integrated into any garden or site. Taking place at Brook End Permaculture Project.
Windsor Hill Wood
Open 2-5pm, near Shepton Mallet.
A woodland shelter for people in a period of crisis in their lives.