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:…Continue
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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…Continue
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Somerset Community Food's access to land roadshow is in the Taunton Deane district this evening.Continue
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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.…Continue
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…Continue
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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: http://www.permaculture.co.uk/news/1604121652/small-scale-farmers-organise-international-peasant-day-struggle
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…Continue
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