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

Tags: therapy, horticultural, work, job

Surplus Produce

Started by David Croxton. Last reply by Caroline Lewis Sep 25, 2014. 10 Replies

As part of our InQEDible Edible Project, and as a member of the Incredible Edible Network, we are not only looking to grow crops on spare land in our local communities, but also to persuade our local…Continue

Tags: gardens, fruit, community, Quantocks, poverty

September 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Fantastic day at Therapeutic Horticulture Training

Fifteen people came together on Thursday 13th September in Yeovil to learn about the benefits and practices of therapeutic horticulture. Occupational Therapists, Gardeners, Mental Health Nurses and more from established and potential projects across Somerset participated in the day organised by South Somerset Mind in…


Added by Somerset Community Food on September 28, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Opportunities for local producers

If you grow produce in Somerset and market it in Bristol, you may be interested to read on:

Contact Ian Lillington on 074 2525 6165 for more info and to get involved.

Four reasons for Primary Producers to use The Bristol Pound {£B}…


Added by Somerset Community Food on September 28, 2012 at 15:36 — No Comments

Gurney (And Binegar) Goes Green

Latest update from Dawn Marshall about potential community growing projects in Binegar & Gurney Slade...

Notes from First Meeting, August 22nd 2012

Well, we had a happy and constructive first meeting with Kim providing homemade cookies.  We are more a plug plant that a thriving bush but we are big enough to make a start.  Six of us came to the meeting and 2 more telephoned beforehand.  We discussed lots of ideas just three of which…


Added by Somerset Community Food on September 26, 2012 at 15:49 — No Comments

Halloween Love Food Festival

Sunday 28th October, 10.30am - 4.00pm, Paintworks, Bristol


Half-term Halloween fun with Love Food Festival

Join us as we celebrate our love of food with this fun filled, spooktacular event at our colourful Paintworks home. There…


Added by Somerset Community Food on September 26, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Read the latest Making Local Food Work newsletter

Download the latest Making Local Food Work newsletter here.

Added by Somerset Community Food on September 21, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Free Leases & Licenses Training

Are you seeking land to grow food on or have you got land to offer? If yes, you may be interested in this free training on Wednesday 24 October 2012 6pm – 8.15pm at The Greenhouse, Hereford Street, BRISTOL, BS3 4NA. 

Introduction to Leases & Licences Training (2 hours) – Suitable for groups and potential landlords

Leases and Licences can be subjects that seem a bit daunting, irrelevant or complicated…


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

Somerset Waste Action Conference

The Canalside, Bridgwater

Saturday 29 September



Added by Somerset Community Food on September 3, 2012 at 11:22 — No Comments

Opportunity with Somerset Community Food

Somerset Community Food has an exciting opportunity for a Project Outreach Officer.

To cement the success of Somerset Community Food's 'Somerset Land & Food Project', The Big Lottery is funding a further one year's work to sustain the change and impact generated.   We are recruiting a Project Outreach Officer to help ensure that there is a tangible legacy - sharing best practice and the lessons learned over the past three years and creating a self-sustaining, community-based…


Added by Somerset Community Food on September 3, 2012 at 11:18 — No Comments

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