People from across South Somerset came together on Wednesday to listen to advice & information about how to access & share land for community food growing.
The evening was organized by Somerset Community Food as part of our Land and Food Project.
Linda Hull presented the results of a detailed survey of allotment provision and demand for land in the district, and…Continue
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Added by Somerset Community Food on March 20, 2012 at 16:31 — No Comments
Somerset Community Food's recent survey of allotment provision in South Somerset has shown that despite South Somerset having over 30 hectares of allotments there are still more than 150 people on the waiting list!
In response to this demand, Somerset Community Food have organised a public meeting. 'Incredible Edible South Somerset' will be taking place from 7-9pm on Wednesday 28th March at the Davis Hall in West Camel.
The information evening is for any one looking for land to…Continue
Added by Somerset Community Food on March 19, 2012 at 11:46 — No Comments
Somerset Community Food have now confirmed the details for our Incredible Edible Taunton Deane information evening coming up in April.
The evening will be taking place at Creech St Michael Baptist Church Centre in Creech St Michael from 7-9pm on Monday 23rd April.
Following the success of our meetings in Mendip and …Continue
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Literally hundreds of packets of seeds changed hand at G3's 'Seedy Saturday' event in Glastonbury last Saturday. There were lots of interesting and unusual varieties available, particularly of squashes, tomatoes and leafy greens. As usual, there were the 'mystery packets' where the writing couldn't be deciphered but people were still willing to take them home to 'bung in and see what happens'.
Colum Pawson gave a great talk on successful seed sowing - basic enough for those for whom…Continue
Added by Kim Robinson on March 14, 2012 at 12:13 — No Comments
You may have all seen this, but I just got word of it. Enjoy!
Added by Linda Hull on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 — No Comments
Position: SELF-EMPLOYED GROWER
Organisation:Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture (BoACA)
Background: BoACA is currently involved in its second season growing local vegetables, working to organic principles “It has recently received a grant from Local Food, a £57.5 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund to enable it to develop its infrastructure and sustainable veg box scheme.. Presently, there are roughly 31/2 acres of outside cropping area (plus polytunnels to…Continue
Added by Linda Hull on March 14, 2012 at 10:23 — No Comments
The Ecological Land Co-operative(ELC) is a social enterprise set up to provide affordable sites for ecological land based businesses in the UK. Its first project is the development of a cluster of three low impact and affordable smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture.
To support its work, and to support the growth of ecological agriculture in the UK, the ELC is proposing the creation a web-site which…
Allotments available for rent on brand new site
A new site is opening located in the Dean/Cranmore area (between Frome and Shepton Mallet) in Mendip District
The plot sizes will be 50 square metres - 5m wide and 10m long. Multiple plot agreements available if required. Small sheds, rain harvesters and poultry all welcome.
Easy access of the main A361 with parking.
To find out more please call Metford Stevens on…Continue
Added by Linda Hull on March 8, 2012 at 15:32 — No Comments
40 people packed into Bridgwater House on Wednesday night to learn more about how to access land to grow food on in Sedgemoor District.The evening was organized by Somerset Community Food as part of the Land and Food Project.
Presenting the results of a detailed survey of allotment provision and…
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Glastonbury Gardeners' Group is holding a seed swap on March 10th - bring any surplus seeds (suitably packaged/labelled and with cultivation instructions if possible) to swap for something interesting. Don't worry if you haven't got anything to swap - a small donation will do!
Colum Pawson will be giving a free talk on 'Successful seed sowing' at 2pm, followed by a Q&A session.
Home-made cakes (c/o the children from GLOW) + hot drinks available all…Continue
Added by Kim Robinson on March 6, 2012 at 16:49 — No Comments