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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Edcombe Farm Harvest Share, Rodney Stoke. Small organic market garden selling veg also welcome volunteers. FFI: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.email@example.com
And don't forget the bi-annual Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival - http://www.burnhamonseafoodfestival.org/