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Join our volunteers!

Started by Growing Support Aug 17. 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

Using Gardening to Address Social Isolation

Started by Growing Support May 3. 0 Replies

How You Can Help Tackle Social Isolation in Your CommunityRecent research shows up to 50% of older people living in care never go outside and they are twice as likely to experience severe loneliness…Continue

Mini community garden in Watchet

Started by charles birch. Last reply by Mrs Susan Calvo Oct 12, 2016. 1 Reply

On the 14th. of march we set up a very small veg. bed. see U tube" admirals corner incredidible edible"on the17th. of June we harvested the potatoes. they were first 'Earlies' and made just over 21…Continue

job opportuntiy

Started by Alison Hayward. Last reply by Alison Hayward May 30, 2015. 1 Reply

South somerset Mind (Yeovil) is looking for a horticultural therapist for the Vanessa project.The role is paid for 6 hours a week at £10 per hour.  Please phone Gill on 01935 474875 for further…Continue

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August 2012 Blog Posts (20)

Eric Pickles Charges to the Rescue of Local Food!

DCLG have just published this ...

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/foodgrowingguide

Which could be worth quoting in negotiations, funding applications etc.

Added by Peter Millar on August 26, 2012 at 11:20 — No Comments

Permaculture Design Support Intensive

Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design Support Intensive

South West Diploma Support Intensive with Aranya

Dates: Thu 6th September (eve) – Sun 9th September 2012. Thursday evening to late Sunday afternoon (3 day option) or Friday evening to Sunday afternoon (2 days).

Are you signed up or thinking about signing up to the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design? Are you needing…

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Added by Nicole Vosper on August 20, 2012 at 11:33 — No Comments

Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens a great success!

On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2012, edible gardens, allotments, smallholdings and community growing projects all opened to the public as part of the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens Scheme. Taking place were over 9 different workshops, with more than 134 people participating. Many more people visited projects, describing the weekend as "Inspiring" and "Informative".…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 15, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

Pictures from Introduction to Permaculture Workshop, Open Gardens 2012

This Sunday as part of the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens Weekend, over 22 people came together for an Introduction to Permaculture Workshop led by Nicole Vosper from Wild Heart Permaculture. The workshop introduced some of the main principles, ethics & design practices of permaculture while illustrating what it can look like in practice at Nicole's family's smallholding in Compton Dundon. Check out the pictures from the workshop below:…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 15, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Pictures from Grow Your Own Medicine Workshop, Open Gardens 2012

On Sunday 12th August, Nicole Vosper from Wild Heart Permaculture gave an afternoon workshop on Growing Your Own Medicine, that explored the medicinal spectrum of plants, plant identification and how to design a medicine garden that really meets your needs. See pictures from the afternoon below:…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 15, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments

Pictures from the Autumn & Winter Growing Workshop, Open Gardens 2012

An Autumn & Winter Growing workshop was held at the Transition Minwhead & Alcombe Friends & Family Allotment on Sunday 12th August as part of the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens 2012. The workshop was a great success, check out the photos below:…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 15, 2012 at 18:52 — No Comments

Pictures from Soil Workshop, Open Gardens 2012

Jane Sweetman, trainer from Somerset Community Food, led a workshop on soil fertility building on Saturday 11th August as part of the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens 2012. Check out the pictures below:…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 15, 2012 at 16:27 — No Comments

Photos from Comfrey Workshop, Open Gardens 2012

Peter Millar, Trustee from Somerset Community Food gave a fantastic workshop as part of the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens 2012 on Growing & Using Russian Comfrey. Check out all the photos from the afternoon below:…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 15, 2012 at 15:52 — No Comments

Photos from Soft Fruit Growing Workshop, Open Gardens 2012

On Saturday 11th August as part of the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens 2012, Jane Sweetman, trainer at Somerset Community Food led an afternoon workshop on Soft Fruit Growing. Participants looked at propagation, pruning, pests & diseases and more to look at what fruit need to survive and thrive. Check out the photos from the afternoon below:…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 15, 2012 at 15:43 — No Comments

Pictures from Heads Up, Open Gardens 2012

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 15, 2012 at 15:33 — No Comments

New Market in Bath

Bath Riverside Markets, in association with Bath's Riverside Leisure Management Ltd, are launching a regular Sunday market, The Best of the West, along Bath's riverside park and walkway from Pulteney Bridge to North Parade Bridge with Bath Abbey and Pulteney weir as a scenic backdrop. The market will be widely advertised in the region. From 2013 we will also be arranging periodic themed markets to co-incide with other Bath festivals and events.



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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 15, 2012 at 11:39 — No Comments

Community Gardening in Binegar & Gurney Slade - Upcoming Meeting to make it happen

FOOD – FLOWERS -  FUN - FRIENDS,

Sounds like a good combination doesn’t it?  We can make it happen for all of us.

A few of us think it would be great to get together to do some community gardening to provide food, flowers, herbs and wildlife-friendly planting in and around our…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 15, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens - this weekend!!

Make sure you get your booking in for the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens



If you are hoping to attend some of the free workshops taking place this weekend you will need to register with your email address, so that we can send you directions to the workshop locations that are taking place in private gardens! http://incredible-edible-somerset.ning.com/page/open-gardens



Haven't…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 9, 2012 at 10:44 — No Comments

Pictures from my Medicine Garden

Just thought I'd put these up in time for the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens this weekend. Come & visit & participate in my 'Grow your own medicine' workshop if you're interested!…

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Added by Nicole Vosper on August 9, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Somerset Community Food at Taunton Flower Show

Somerset Community Food were at Taunton Flower Show this weekend. The rain showers fortunately didn't interrupt the county-wide event too much and the show was an opportunity to meet avid growers from across Somerset, as well as people interested in…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 7, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Workshop Leader needed (paid opportunity)

Due to a cancellation from a trainer, an paid opportunity is now available for a kind & skilled person to support a workshop on Saturday 11th August form 1-4pm in Axbridge, Somerset.



As part of the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Garden's Scheme; http://incredible-edible-somerset.ning.com/page/open-gardens taking place this weekend, Axbridge Community Allotment are hosting an Introduction to…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 7, 2012 at 15:54 — No Comments

Free Growing Workshops this weekend

Interested in learning about growing veg in the winter, how to grow soft fruit, how to grow medicine for your family, how to make the most of all of the uses of Comfrey? Wandering what on earth permaculture or forest gardening is? Need to see some examples in practice to feel inspired?



Then check out the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens. Free workshops are taking place across Somerset to help you learn new skills & be inspired to get or keep growing! …



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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 7, 2012 at 14:52 — No Comments

UK Permaculture Convergence 2012

Not in Somerset but check out this fantastic event...

350 members of the Permaculture Association will come together to share knowledge, skills and practices or just meet and inspire new people at…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 1, 2012 at 19:38 — No Comments

Get involved in the Incredible Edible Open Gardens

The Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens Scheme is designed to show off Somerset’s edible assets, from community orchards to home gardens, with a whole weekend of free workshops & plenty of projects open to the public.

The weekend is a chance to learn new skills, pick up tips, tickle your tastebuds and be inspired by community food growing in…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on August 1, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

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