Looking for a Plot

Started by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell. Last reply by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell Feb 7. 2 Replies

Good Evening All.We have been refused a local allotment is Wells (Wookey Hole).We are keen to find a plot somewhere that we can use to grow food etc. Happy for it to be a share etc.Can anyone help…Continue

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Growing Support are looking for friendly volunteers with interests in gardening and supporting people, to help older people and people with dementia take part in gardening activities.  You will…Continue

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We're looking for friendly volunteers to join our team working hard to enable people with dementia to stay physically and socially active.Join us and make a valuable contribution to your community,…Continue

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Street and Glastonbury
Projects I'm involved with:
Transition Glastonbury, Transition Tales Somerset
I am a:
Home Grower, Involved in a Community Project
Skills I am seeking:
to identify more edible plants and seeds. Foraging
Skills I can offer:
growing potatoes and carrots in a tub! Plus: Storytelling, Drama, Communication and Transition Culture Workshops
Tools & Resources I am seeking:
no energy lawn mower - push your own!
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fork, spade and hoe; storytelling

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At 14:03 on April 8, 2014, Karen Chard said…

Hi Stuart, have you checked out Plants For a Future, they have extensive information about plants and their  uses.


At 21:20 on July 20, 2012, Peter Millar said…

My very first friend!  Now I have to work out how to read the message ...  thanks for all your help on Saturday

At 10:08 on February 24, 2012, Stuart Packer said…

Hello Peter

Fantastic! You are much further down the horticultural path than I. Last year was my first growing year - I still have some Broccoli still, very slowly, growing. My spinach was a virtual failure, so I will try some cloches too! Incredible Edible Somerset has been brilliant already!!

Btw, I have spare runner bean, sunflower, rocket and pak choi seeds. Do you fancy swapping for something?

Here come the lighter evenings. The buds are just starting!

cheers for now


At 21:28 on February 23, 2012, Peter Fry said…

Hi Stuart

Thanks for getting in touch.

Going to try some early lettuces and spinach under cloches. The polythene tubes that carpets come in are a handy size if cut in half length-wise and I managed to get some from Living homes. The hoops will be made from thin willow wands that have been left out in the open for long enough that they won't grow into willow trees!

Looking forward to lighter evenings and warmer temperatures.

See you


At 10:28 on January 2, 2012, Linda Hull said…

Hi Stuart, you must be through with Santa now? Wishing you a great year in 2012 and hope you can help us spread the word about Incredible Edible Somerset? I don't think we have anyone coming from Street yet - do you know if there is much demand for new land to grow food on? Or do you know of Street based local food projects? Be great to get your local knowledge on this! See you soon I hope! Linda


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