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

June 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Somerset Biltong

Came across this lot at Langport Market yesterday.  Biltong has enabled people to survive in the uplands of Southern Africa (where little grows and it sometimes snows).  Cut into thin slices, and accompanied by nuts and dried fruit, the Somerset variety makes a balanced home-produced expedition food for anyone going into the mountains for walking or skiing or…


Added by Peter Millar on June 29, 2013 at 9:26 — 2 Comments

Local Food Gives Boost to Community Garden in Pilton

Pilton Road Community Garden were happy to receive a visit from Mark Wheddon, Programme Manager and Kirsty Joynes,  Grants Officer after receiving a grant for from Local Food to purchase the land for the garden. Local Food is a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund, which provides funding for projects working to make local food more accessible and affordable to communities.…


Added by Somerset Community Food on June 26, 2013 at 17:39 — No Comments

Somerset Master Gardeners visit Charles Dowding

A small group of Somerset Master Gardeners visited organic gardener (and maybe Mr Master Gardener himself?), Charles Dowding on Monday 24th June 2013.

Living near Castle Cary, Charles has been developing his new site for 8 months only, and there are already well…


Added by Somerset Community Food on June 26, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Our learning from visiting Incredible Edible Todmorden

In April 2013, a motley crew of community gardeners, organisers, smallholders, mums and council members made our way to visit Incredible Edible Todmorden in Yorkshire. Funded by the Big Lottery, the visit was to share and exchange learning, which meant we had a chance to learn from the incredible community action taken in Todmorden as well as have the opportunity to swoon over vegetable beds.

En route we also dropped in at Ryton Gardens, home of Garden Organic, see a brief…


Added by Somerset Community Food on June 26, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Visit to Ryton Gardens

On Tuesday 9th April 2013, a group of keen growers and community organisers visited Ryton Gardens, home of Garden Organic. The visit was stacked in as part of an onward shared learning exchangetrip to Incredible Edible Todmorden in Yorkshire, funded by the Big Lottery.

Having recently worked with Garden Organic to launch the Somerset Master Gardeners…


Added by Somerset Community Food on June 25, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Chop, chop, chop. Chat, chat, chat

Chop, chop, chop. Chat, chat, chat

Wednesday 26th June 2013 2pm – 4pm

A unique opportunity to see how the garden grows and how the fruit and vegetables are used by the chefs at the Victorian estate.

This Wednesday, top chefs from…


Added by Somerset Community Food on June 20, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Somerset Master Gardeners at the Green Bazaar, Ilminster

News Release Somerset Master Gardeners

 The Master Gardener project is helping people in Somerset to grow their own. This is a community scheme involving experienced gardeners offering help and advice to individual households. They are helping people to realise that it is possible to ‘grow your own’ even if it is only a tray on a window sill. The scheme has already been very successful in the Midlands and London and after an initial training weekend with the ‘Incredible Edible…


Added by Gail Coleshill on June 12, 2013 at 11:34 — 1 Comment

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