Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

Started by Growing Support 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 Growing Support 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

Using Gardening to Address Social Isolation

Started by Growing Support May 3, 2017. 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

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Talk & debate: Will GM feed the world?

With Oliver Dowding & Prof Mick Fuller

Chaired by Prof John Bryant

 Will GM feed the world?

TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER 8.00 pm



Added by Somerset Community Food on October 16, 2013 at 15:41 — No Comments

‘Setting up a Community Garden’ Training Course

The Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens (FCFCG) is holding a specialist ‘Setting up a Community…


Added by Somerset Community Food on October 16, 2013 at 15:33 — No Comments

The Resilience Garden Open Day September 2013

The Resilience Garden Open Day September 2013

The Resilience Garden project develops ordinary gardens to provide an emergency supply of fresh food for the immediate neighbourhood.  A significant amount of home grown food for the householder all year round is a useful side effect.

This garden, in Coxley, was built using reclaimed materials, at very little cost.  A raised bed system is used as the local soil is a heavy clay, difficult to raise vegetables on. The growing…


Added by Somerset Community Food on October 15, 2013 at 14:58 — No Comments

Photos from Glastonbury Harvest Show

Check out these amazing pictures from Glastonbury Harvest Show 2013. All were kindly taken by Ingrid Crawford.

To find out more about this delightful community event visit:…




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More than 80 people at Good Food For Everyone Forever

Over 80 people attended Good Food For Everyone Forever - an evening of Speakers and Local Food Feast that took place on Friday 13th September 2013.

People from across Somerset and the South West brought food to share, including soups and stuffed marrows, local chutnies, home grown salad and more. Everyone ate together while listening to speakers.

Nicole Vosper started the evening by talking…


Added by Somerset Community Food on October 15, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Community Growing Gathering

Saturday 19th October 2013 10am - 4pm Taunton

A FREE networking event for community gardens & local food projects in the South West

Workshops include:

  • Access to land for community growing - with Jade Bashford from the Community Land Advisory Service
  • Growing in Small Spaces - a practical session with one of the Somerset Master Gardeners
  • Food Sovereignty - What is it &…

Added by Somerset Community Food on October 1, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Surplus Food and FoodBanks

As part of our InQEDible Edible Project, we are gathering surplus fresh produce from members and anyone who has it. We delivered our first consignment of veg and fruit in Watchet this week. In addition, we are seeking to work with local growers and processors to do anything we can to redirect wholesome food crops that may be out graded by supermarkets to FoodBanks charities like FareShare ( You can follow on Twitter… Continue

Added by David Croxton on September 14, 2013 at 4:47 — No Comments

Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens this weekend!

Over 25 different workshops and sites will be open to the public this weekend, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September.

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

With more than 135 participating in workshops in 2012 and many more visiting sites, 2013 looks to be even better!

Workshops on Saturday include:

  • Walking tour of Edible Gardens in…

Added by Somerset Community Food on September 11, 2013 at 13:28 — No Comments

Glastonbury Harvest Show this Saturday!

Glastonbury Harvest Show this Saturday!

Don't forget to bring your entries down to the Harvest Show on Saturday between 8.45 - 10.15am. There is a category for everyone, see them here:

The show opens to the public at 12.30pm.

There are activities all day including intro to food growing workshop, storytelling, 100 uses for…


Added by Somerset Community Food on September 11, 2013 at 12:51 — No Comments

Local Food Feast & Speakers this Friday in Glastonbury

This Friday there is a Local Food Feast at Glastonbury Town Hall. People from across Somerset are bringing home grown, home made dishes to share for an amazing community banquet!

So far stuffed marrows, apple juice, pumpkin soup, salads, chutneys, apple pie, home made bread & more are all on the menu!

There are also speakers, the keynote speaker being world-renowned biologist & author Colin Tudge, author of 'Good Food For Everyone Forever' &…


Added by Somerset Community Food on September 11, 2013 at 12:46 — No Comments

The Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival returns on Saturday 28 September!

Once again, the Victoria Quarter of Burnham on Sea will be full of the best food and drink from across Somerset when the festival returns on Saturday 28 September. The festival s…


Added by Somerset Community Food on September 2, 2013 at 14:09 — 1 Comment

Good Food for Everyone Forever

An Evening of Speakers & A Local Food Feast

Friday 13th September 2013, Glastonbury Town Hall 6.30 - 9pm

Tickets available from the The Fruit & Vegetable Shop, 16 Benedict St, Glastonbury, BA6

Residents of Somerset & beyond are invited to an evening of inspiring speakers talking about the impacts of the global food system, while eating delicious local food.

We will be…


Added by Somerset Community Food on July 25, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

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

Events at Vallis Veg this year

Vallis Veg is a small mixed farm on the outskirts of Frome. They have a fantastic range of events taking place over the summer, please see them below.

If you are interested in their work please visit: to find out more.



Added by Somerset Community Food on May 31, 2013 at 15:48 — No Comments

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