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

Connect with your community

Started by Alive Feb 7, 2018. 0 Replies

Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience loneliness as those in the community.We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in helping others to gardening, to support…Continue

Tags: #givingback, #gardening, #volunteer

Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

Started by Alive Nov 29, 2017. 0 Replies

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

Join our volunteers!

Started by Alive Aug 17, 2017. 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

April 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Successful evening in Taunton Deane

Last night over 30 people attended a public meeting in Creech St Michael about access to land.

People from across Taunton Deane came together on last night to learn more about how to access land to grow food on in the District. The evening was organized by Somerset Community Food as part of their Land and Food Project.

Presenting the results of a detailed survey of allotment provision and demand for land in the district, Linda Hull, co-ordinator of the project, said:…


Added by Somerset Community Food on April 24, 2012 at 11:21 — No Comments

Access to Land on Radio Somerset

Fast forward to 30 minutes into Matt Faulkner’s Breakfast Show to hear more about the campaign to bring more land into community cultivation in Somerset. Follow up interviews and comments on the half hourly and hourly news bulletins. 

And come along to our…


Added by Linda Hull on April 23, 2012 at 11:51 — No Comments

Incredible Edible Taunton Deane - Tonight!

Somerset Community Food's access to land roadshow is in the Taunton Deane district this evening.

The evening is the fourth date following on from our success in West Camel, Bridgwater and…


Added by Somerset Community Food on April 23, 2012 at 9:08 — No Comments

Call for Support for Local Food Production

This is a request to all of those who care about local food in Somerset to consider sending a letter or email in support of Peter Wright’s Public Inquiry into refusal of planning permission by South Somerset District Council to site a commercial glasshouse for production of protected crops on the edge of Barton St David, five miles south of Glastonbury.…


Added by Somerset Community Food on April 18, 2012 at 15:36 — 1 Comment

Inspiring day at Get Up & Grow

Get Up & Grow, a day to celebrate therapeutic horticulture, took place last Friday. Held at The Marwick Centre, home of South Somerset Mind and the Vanessa Project, the day was a great success with people walking in and out throughout the day to find out more about how…


Added by Somerset Community Food on April 16, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

April 17th - International Peasants Day of Struggle

It is International Peasants Day of Struggle tomorrow. A relevant day to all small-scale growers!

Read an article about it online at Permaculture Magazine here:

Added by Nicole Vosper on April 16, 2012 at 12:58 — No Comments

Learning opportunity at Chagfood CSA & Steward Wood community

Reclaim the Fields are delighted to invite you to volunteer at Chagfood and Steward Wood from 7-16 May.

A four-year-old Welsh cob cross Dartmoor pony is revolutionising farming. Samson is the heart of a project that keeps time-tested skills alive and proves that resilient low impact farming in the UK can be profitable. This is a taste of the the future of British farms amid peak oil: Chagfood. Chagfood has been featured on Radio 4 as a "radical farming model for the UK's…


Added by Nicole Vosper on April 14, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Plotgate make or break weekend

Following the successful establishment of several intentional

sustainable communities such as - to name but a few - Tinkers' Bubble

in Somerset, Stewardwood in Devon and most recently at Llammas in

Pembrokeshire, using the example of the latter in seeking to get

planning permission in advance as opposed to the example of the former

two where planning permission was acquired retrospectively, a few

years ago, a small group got together to organise an initiative on…


Added by Nicole Vosper on April 14, 2012 at 9:13 — No Comments

Details now confirmed for Incredible Edible West Somerset

Join Somerset Community Food at the final date of our county-wide roadshow to support people looking for land. Book your place now!

For the last 4 months Somerset Community Food has been organising district-by-district public information evenings for people looking for land. Following on from the success in…


Added by Somerset Community Food on April 11, 2012 at 13:22 — No Comments

Education Access Capital Funding grants – grants to improve teaching facilities on farms

Farmers in England are being given the chance to teach children about life down on the farm by applying for funds to install facilities for school and youth groups.

Educational access capital funding through the Higher Level Stewardships scheme (HLS) is available to help provide items to improve visitor access to farms such as classrooms, washroom facilities and access furniture such as kissing gates.

Successful applicants will also be able eligible for an annual base payment…


Added by Somerset Community Food on April 4, 2012 at 18:31 — No Comments

Incredible Edible Taunton Deane

Following on from Somerset Community Food's success in West Camel, Bridgwater and…


Added by Somerset Community Food on April 2, 2012 at 9:18 — No Comments

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