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Using Gardening to Address Social Isolation

Started by Growing Support May 3. 0 Replies

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

Started by charles birch. Last reply by Mrs Susan Calvo Oct 12, 2016. 1 Reply

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

job opportuntiy

Started by Alison Hayward. Last reply by Alison Hayward May 30, 2015. 1 Reply

South somerset Mind (Yeovil) is looking for a horticultural therapist for the Vanessa project.The role is paid for 6 hours a week at £10 per hour.  Please phone Gill on 01935 474875 for further…Continue

Tags: therapy, horticultural, work, job

Surplus Produce

Started by David Croxton. Last reply by Caroline Lewis Sep 25, 2014. 10 Replies

As part of our InQEDible Edible Project, and as a member of the Incredible Edible Network, we are not only looking to grow crops on spare land in our local communities, but also to persuade our local…Continue

Tags: gardens, fruit, community, Quantocks, poverty

Sedgemoor

Overview

Approximately 100 people are looking for land in the Sedgemoor District, and latent demand could double this number. So what can you do to get growing right now? This factsheet aims to compile the latest opportunities and resources across Sedgemoor for anyone wanting to grow their own & get involved in local food.

Where you can get your hands dirty...

  •  Axbridge Community Food Forest. Shared growing space in the town with over 25 fruit bushes & 7 fruit trees planted already. Lots of opportunities for community involvement throughout 2012 & beyond. FFI: jcplayspace@gmail.com
  • Edcombe Farm Harvest Share, Rodney Stoke. Small organic market garden selling veg also welcome volunteers. FFI: vegshare@gmail.com
  • Shipham Community Allotment. This community allotment began its productive life in March 2010 on land adjacent to Shipham Village Hall. You can see photos & learn how to get involved at:http://www.shiphamallotment.org.uk/ New volunteers are always welcome. FFI: Lisa Layton, 01934 843805
  • Wall Eden Farm, East Huntspill. Are looking for someone to work alongside their existing gardener & are open to ideas for community use. They have diverse facilities & lots of ongoing projects & activities. FFI: 01278 786488 or info@walledenfarm.co.uk
  • East Over Children’s Centre, Bridgwater have a small amount of growing activities with their children, which volunteers are welcome to become involved with. All volunteers would go through normal process of CRBs & training. FFI: 01278 428027 or http://www.eastoverchildrenscentrebridgwater.co.uk/
  • Bagley Community Orchard. Lovely established orchard. FFI: 01934 710020

Schools across the Sedgemoor district also have growing projects, including the award-winning garden at Chilton Trinity Technology College and more. If they don’t perhaps you can support them to start one?

You may also be interested in joining your local gardening group or horticultural society. There are loads around Sedgemoor, find their details online. One is Sedgemoor Gardens Club FFI: 01458 252949.

Get more active for Community Food...

Organising with a others as part of a local group is one of the most effective things you can do to work for sustainable foo. If you don’t have one, why not start one?

Active Groups in Sedgemoor

  • Wedmore Green Group. Organise a wide variety of local projects, including recently Fruit Trees for All. They are also planning a Green Produce Market in June FFI: http://www.wedmoregreengroup.co.uk/
  • SAGE Sedgemoor Action Group for Our Environment. FFI: Julie.cooper@sedgemoor.gov.uk

And don't forget the bi-annual Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival - http://www.burnhamonseafoodfestival.org/

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