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