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Join our volunteers!

Started by Growing Support Aug 17. 0 Replies

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

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

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Event - Let’s make the most of our food!

To help anyone do better in making their love for food go further, Sustainable Wells Food Group and Somerset Waste Partnership invite you to Kitchen Confidential, a special free event to unlock the secrets to love food, hate waste and saving money.

 

10-1pm, Saturday 11 March,…

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Added by Caroline Lewis on February 26, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Midsummer workshops

A series of Midsummer open workshops, co-ordinated by Somerset Community Food…

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Added by Caroline Lewis on May 31, 2015 at 20:55 — No Comments

Grow Your Own Garden Course

Grow Your Own Garden Course



Free Course in Getting Started in Growing Your Own Food



Don’t miss the chance to learn how to grow your own food. Sessions take place in Glastonbury with site visits to home & community gardens in and around Street and Glastonbury. You are very welcome to attend any and all of the workshops. They will be fun & practical, with resources…

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Added by Nicole Vosper on February 19, 2015 at 11:54 — No Comments

Become a Growing Mentor in Glastonbury

What would be the perfect gift for 2015? Something that could make a real difference? Something that will give you satisfaction, help others to gain new skills and grow food locally.

By becoming a Growing Mentor with Feed Avalon you can share your food growing knowledge and skills.

We are now seeking new mentors to start in 2015. Will you help us transform our local food system?

We are looking for…

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Added by Nicole Vosper on January 6, 2015 at 10:20 — No Comments

It's better consumed than composted!

I have been researching a food surplus directory on behalf of Somerset Community Food.

If you have fresh food surplus or seasonal gluts, listings of potential beneficiaries…

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Added by Caroline Lewis on September 30, 2014 at 13:45 — No Comments

Somerset Harvest Festival - Get Involved!

Somerset Harvest Festival is returning for second helpings on the 5th of October 2014.

We will again be setting up home in the beautiful Vivary Park in Taunton from 10-4 and it is free for all to attend.

We are looking to showcase local food and drink producers; promote sustainable methods of growing your own and raise stock levels and awareness of FoodBanks in Somerset. So, tell all your friends and come along and join us.

If you run a community group and would like a…

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Added by Andy Sharman on September 18, 2014 at 11:18 — No Comments

Get Involved in the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens 2014

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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Added by Somerset Community Food on June 4, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

On your marks, Get Set, Grow!

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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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 26, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Apothecary Garden Frome join in!

Added by Pavla Kislerova on March 30, 2014 at 20:48 — 1 Comment

Lovely, hardy endive!

I don't like the job of making a salad, but I can't possibly let the lovely endive out there go to waste. Sown 25/8 last year, no protection whatsoever, it has stood happily throughout the winter. I have been picking leaves from it regularly to add cold-weather salads, and still it is flourishing. I like it mixed with apple and beet or any other root, grated raw.

You want variety: Cornet de Bordeaux, which is available from…

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Added by Annemieke Wigmore on March 15, 2014 at 11:27 — No Comments

How could Fracking affect Farming? Public Meeting



What: How could Fracking affect Farming? Public meeting for local food producers & landowners



Where: Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Town Hall, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RB



When: Wednesday 26th February, 7 – 9pm



How to Book:  http://www.frackfreesomerset.org/land/…





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Added by Nicole Vosper on February 5, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Hungry again?

After trying to resist the christmas temptations - in vain, usually - we can now finally start eating normally again. Mind you, "eating normally", in my opinion, is not "trying to get rid of the pounds quickly"!

Go with the time of year: it's winter after all. There is nothing more conducive to failure, than trying to lose weight when it's cold, and dark, and dreary all around you.

So what's good to eat in January? Have a look at my food blog, 'Thought for Food' at …

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Added by Annemieke Wigmore on January 1, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Local, organic vegetable boxes.

 

Good for your community, good for…

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Added by The Community Farm on December 30, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

Support School Farm CSA

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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Added by Somerset Community Food on December 23, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Environmental Campaign Group Seeks Gathering Site in August 2014

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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Added by Somerset Community Food on December 19, 2013 at 15:08 — No Comments

Green Care, White Care: Gardening and Growing for Health Seminar

Date: Monday 18th November 2013, 9am to 5pm.

Venue: Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew’s Place, London, NW1 4LE…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on November 12, 2013 at 19:10 — No Comments

Could you be a host farm for the Soil Association Future Growers scheme?

About the scheme:

The scheme is designed to develop new skilled growers through a combination of on-site learning on a host farm with mentoring, further training and resources provided by the Soil Association. We have over 500 potential trainees and apprentices keen to find a placement and are now taking applications from farms to…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on November 12, 2013 at 16:58 — No Comments

New Catalogue from Local Seedsman

Thomas Etty, based near Ilminster has just released a new catalogue of heritage and organic seeds.

Click here to download the catalogue.…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on November 12, 2013 at 16:40 — No Comments

Weekend Course on No Dig Market Gardening

With Charles Dowding

December 14th and 15th 2013 

 

Charles takes you through:

Day one, the costs and benefits of creating an undug growing space

1 setting up an area for market growing: how big, how quickly, mulching inputs

2 maintaining productive soil without…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on November 12, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Community Growers come together

More than 30 people came together for the Community Growers Gathering that took place on Saturday 19th October 2013, three days after World Food Day.

People traveled from across the South West to participate in the day.

Participants introduced themselves then shared their access to land stories and queries with Jade Bashford from the Community Land Advisory Service.

Nicole Vosper from Incredible Edible Somerset then facilitated a…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 23, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

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