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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

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

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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

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This is a thread for anyone participating in the Growing Resilience workshops. Feel free to post your comments, share your resources and more!Continue

How can we skill up Somerset for Food Production?

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How did you learn to grow? Or what is stopping you from starting? What could help you to feel more supported, encouraged and inspired to grow & cook your own or get active for local food? Please…Continue

 

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Get Involved in the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens 2014

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 14:30 0 Comments

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…

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On your marks, Get Set, Grow!

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 14:30 0 Comments

A new project in Yeovil is helping to bring people together to make friends, share laughter and chatter, combating not only social isolation but also the issues surrounding rising food costs.

Food prices have risen nearly twice as fast as rent in the last five years and today (23rd April) the British Heart Foundation published findings that two thirds of people in the UK wish they could eat more healthily, but 42% said they can't because it’s too expensive. Nearly…

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Support School Farm CSA

Posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:00 0 Comments

What is School Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

We are the UK’s only no-dig, certified-organic community farm. We are building a model to help local communities take control of how their food is produced and to invest in their own futures by creating sustainable livelihoods…

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Environmental Campaign Group Seeks Gathering Site in August 2014

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 15:08 0 Comments

A national environmental campaigning group seeks a gathering site for a long weekend in August in West Somerset. We will need the site for 10 days for set up and take down. We are experienced…

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At 11:52 on March 7, 2012, Mark Bradshaw said…

Thanks, if you know of any individuals or organisations that we might approach as allies that would be great to know!

 
 
 

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