Somerset Community Food have just been notified of a brilliant new grant fund from the Co-operative, specifically aimed at allotments and community gardens in the South West! Awards of between £500 - £2,000 will be provided to support a small number of groups to initiate or develop growing projects that work on Co-operative principles.
Please see the information and link below for more information and how to apply. The application form looks fairly…
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The Road to Nowhere Festival taking place this August are looking for growers, permaculturists, foodies and more to offer workshops or supply food for this local festival.Continue
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Interested in learning about starting a smallholding and becoming more self-reliant in food? Free courses are taking place this summer.
The “Learning for Growth” initiative, taking place at The Magdalen Project provides the opportunity to learn about starting and/or improving a smallholding and becoming self-sufficient in food. The training will cover all aspects of establishing a growing space and managing it sustainably using organic…Continue
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Somerset Community Food came to West Somerset on Monday evening for the final date of their Access to Land Roadshow.
People from across West Somerset came together on Monday evening at Alcombe Methodist Church 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…Continue
A new website at www.communitylandadvice.org.uk has been launched as part of an initiative aiming to make more land available for UK community gardening and growing groups.
The Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS) is an impartial, collaborative initiative, designed to help tackle the lack of available land for community gardening and associated activities. Demand from the community sector for land has outstripped…
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Somerset Community Food's final access to land roadshow is coming to West Somerset!
For the last 4 months Somerset Community Food has been organising district-by-district public information evenings for people looking for land. These events seek 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.
• Are you looking…Continue
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Calling all projects & green groups in Somerset! Please find an opportunity to promote your work, group, project below:
"We are promoting Sustainable Living at The Ecozone at The Bath and West Show this year - an opportunity to chat to people about Sustainable living, who would not normally hear about this way of life, in an informal setting with a free cup of tea.
Exhibitioners required for May 30th, 31st, and…
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The latest newsletter from the Keeping South Somerset's Orchards Alive Project can be found here.
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Another local producer in Somerset is asking for support - please take a minute to help them below:
Market garden Vallis Veg are asking if people would consider writing to Mendip District Council in support of their application for a temporary agricultural residence in support of their business.…Continue
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Can you offer produce for the Pedallers Kitchen in Somerset this summer??
The Pedallers Kitchen Project is part of the Sunrise Festival in Bruton this summer. They are looking for small, non commercial producers for produce to cook during our demonstrations at the festival.
Get in touch with them here: http://pedallerskitchen.blogspot.co.uk/
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Incredible Edible Somerset have been featured in the most recent Bristol Local Food Update. Read the article below:
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