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Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

Started by Growing Support Nov 29. 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 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

October 2012 Blog Posts (12)

New Grant for Health-focused Projects in Sedgemoor

Added by Somerset Community Food on October 29, 2012 at 15:09 — No Comments

Participate in health survey

A PhD student at Bath University's Department of Health is doing a thesis on "Making sense of media messages about weight and health issues" and needs to find 600 people to complete a questionnaire.

If you have a a few minutes to spare & can participate please complete it here: …



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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 29, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Supermarkets, big retail and the future of our communities

A one-day event in Frome, Somerset, November 17 2012



People are campaigning against the expansion of supermarkets and big box retail all over Britain and beyond - but too often, they are isolated and atomised, whereas the corporations they are up against are…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 29, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Sustainable Land Use Course



Want to get practical out on the land in the coming year? Then you need Patrick Whitefield’s Sustainable Land Use course from 21st January till 1st March 2013. More info below and at the websites listed.



The Sustainable Land Use course is the ideal course for people who want to work on the land in an ecologically sound way. It's taught by Patrick Whitefield, author of The Earth Care Manual, with a…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 29, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Learning for Growth - Smallholder Courses in Somerset

The “Learning for Growth” initiative provides the opportunity to learn about starting and/or improving a smallholding and growing your own food. The training will cover all aspects of establishing a growing space and managing it sustainably using organic…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 29, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Scaling up Urban Agricultre

On Wednesday October 3rd, I joined a group of others to focus on answering the question, "How can we scale up urban agriculture in Bristol?". Organised by Bristol Food Policy Council, the event took place at Co-exist in Bristol and brought together urban growers, community organisers and local foodies in Bristol who all care about how the city gets fed.



I went with interest as a rural grower that is soon to be feeding into the city and also to raise awareness that if Somerset was…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 19, 2012 at 15:06 — No Comments

National Gardening Leave anyone?

The case for a new, voluntary scheme to introduce a shorter working week, and for the rapid expansion of productive and pleasurable gardening in Britain’s towns and cities.

by neweconomics.org

Executive Summary…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 17, 2012 at 14:06 — No Comments

Forage & Feast in Frome

Added by Somerset Community Food on October 15, 2012 at 16:32 — No Comments

Proven benefits of growing your own

‘Grow your own food’ a boost for health and sense of community, says Coventry University research

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 15, 2012 at 12:15 — No Comments

FREE training: Bringing Love Food Hate Waste to your community

Somerset Waste Partnership has teamed up with WRAP to offer free training to Bring Love Food Hate Waste to your community for people living and/or working in Somerset. This campaign helps us all make better use of our food, cut waste and save money.



The training session lasts 3-4 hours and is designed for people who want to promote Love Food Hate Waste in their community. Attendees receive a useful handbook…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 8, 2012 at 10:04 — No Comments

The months in Somerset

Sustained by my husband and his two allotments, every month I will tell you: what to grow here, now; what to eat here, now; and a few nice simple recipes with all this lovely seasonal food.
Plus some of my own particular opinions on nutrition! See http://thoughtforfood-aw.blogspot.com.

Added by Annemieke Wigmore on October 3, 2012 at 15:03 — No Comments

Want to learn about Community Composting in the South West?

STROUD LEAD THE WAY ON COMPOSTING

Green credentials have received an fresh boost with the Down to becoming the regional training hub and demonstration site for community composting.

Local community group Down to Earth are one of 12 Hubs in a training network across England for the Community Composting for Local Food project. Down to Earth won the contract to deliver training, advice, equipment loan and support services to local groups in the area who are…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 2, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

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