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

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Meeting and Open day at The Ivythorn Project

Started May 17, 2014 0 Replies

We are holding a meeting on Thursday 22 May for anyone interested in joining the project 7-8pm at 29 Ivythorn Road, Street.  On Saturday we are going to have an informal open day where people can…Continue


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Projects I'm involved with:
the Ivythorn Project
I am a:
Involved in a Community Project
Skills I am seeking:
I am just setting up a project in Street, and would like help digging a hole for the trampoline and moving the soil to the hugelkultur bed, i would like woodwork help making a play kitchen area for children under 5, a bench and seats for all users, a bread oven, a rocket stove, people with any interest in community and growing, preserving, sharing, caring, helping etc. I am using permaculture principles and want to grow it into a mini forest garden. I want to hold courses and workshops. Plant living willow fencing and much more...... skills, company, enthusiasm all welcome.
Skills I can offer:
I am a mum, a doula, a forest school leader, I like to be in nature, i embroider and am a beginner spinner, a nursery nurse, and much more....
Tools & Resources I am seeking:
Looking for people to help make the project happen, committee members, service users.
Tools & Resources I can offer:
The project is a fully inclusive project, all welcome

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At 10:06 on April 12, 2014, Stuart Packer said…

Brilliant load of info that i was unaware of.

Thanks Karen, so much!




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