Last Sunday the Cheese and Grain hosted the third Frome Seed Swap and Potato day with more visitors than ever before. The bunting was up and the late February sunshine brought crowds of growers to swarm around the tables choosing their seed potatoes, plants, and packets of all sorts of seeds ready for the new season.…Continue
Added by Cordelia Rowlatt on February 27, 2012 at 16:36 — No Comments
Last Saturday Emma Britton interviewed me for her "Who's in the garden?" item on BBC Somerset Sound. Click here to listen again on i-Player. Fast forward to 2:07:45
If you'd like to come to our Sedgemoor meeting or if you live in either South Somerset, Taunton Deane or West Somerset and are looking for land to grow food or can make land available for food growing, visit our Somerset Communify Food website…Continue
Added by Linda Hull on February 27, 2012 at 11:22 — No Comments
We've got more wood ash than we can handle at the moment. Anyone want some for their fruit trees or compost?
A farmer in Wedmore - David Banwell - has a load of black plastic he'd like to recycle rather than put in a skip. Contact him on 01934 713187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added by Sally Lever on February 22, 2012 at 18:29 — No Comments
This Sunday 15 locals joined gardener Stephanie Hafferty to learn about no dig gardening. The No Dig Method is way of gardening without cultivating the soil (as in double digging and such like - for more info on no dig gardening see here). Held at…Continue
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On Saturday 11th February, learners from the Get Set Grow course in Somerton descended upon the market garden of organic gardener, Charles Dowding.
The majority of the participants are members of Somerton Allotments Association, plus a few interested locals. You can read about their story to find…
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Somerset Community Food's next looking for land event is taking place in Bridgwater this month.
Following on from last week's success, Growing Connections in Sedgemoor seeks to bring together similar people for an Information Evening for Town & Parish Clerks, Councillors and Residents to explore, enable & support access to land for new and existing food growers.
Growing Connections in…Continue
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Save those spare seeds and bring them along to our Seedy Saturday swap. The event will run from 1.30 to 4pm, at the United Reformed Church hall on the High Street and you are welcome to come along at any time.
There will be a talk on successful seed sowing by Colum Pawson from Torganics from 2pm to 2.30, followed by an informal questions session to make sure you know how to get the best from your seeds.
Tea and homemade cakes will be available for sale throughout the…
Added by Linda Hull on February 3, 2012 at 20:46 — No Comments
Press Release, Wednesday 1st February 2012
People looking for land supported to Get Growing in Mendip
Last night over 70 people came to a public meeting organized by local charity Somerset Community Food about how to access the land they need to grow food. Bringing together local land seekers, parish, town and district councillors, private landowners and more, the evening was a great success with many people now enthused about how to make their dreams of growing their own, a…Continue
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