Just a reminder that this Saturday 24 May is the South West Permaculture Convergence, a one day gathering for people from across the South West who are interested or already active in permaculture and applying design to their lives.
Taking place at Compton Dundon Village Hall near Street/Glastonbury. Its a massive bring your own lunch to share and participation by donation. (Ideally £10 to…
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The Levels Best Farmers’ Market at Montacute House became the venue for the first Somerset Master Gardeners information stall on Saturday. The group of volunteers, all experienced Gardeners, attended an…Continue
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Grants for films that focus on local community issues (application deadline 4 May)
The Community Film Unit is a social enterprise film company.…Continue
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The Awards are an opportunity to recognise, reward and publicise some of the hundreds of outstanding community projects that Local Food has funded since the programme opened in 2008.
All of our projects have made a positive and lasting impact in the communities in which they are based, helping local people in all manner of different ways to access, grow, prepare…Continue
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
LETS GET PHYSICAL
THURSDAY 16TH MAY
Exploring the links between physical activity and mental well being.…Continue
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The Fund has been set up to help rural areas in the United Kingdom to become more sustainable. The focus areas for the Fund are: Improve service provision in rural areas; Support rural enterprise; Support farming businesses; Provide training opportunities for young people.
For more information visit: http://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/
Please note the next deadline is the 17th May.
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A huge variety of courses are on offer at the Magdalen Project near Chard, with everything from organic vegetable growing to bread making.
All of the courses are taught by experienced and knowledgable tutors. Ingredients, materials and equipment are all included in the cost of the course along with light refreshments and a homemade lunch.
For further information or to book please contact Magdalen on 01460 30144 or email:…Continue
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Levels' Best Community Interest Company is seeking help with the development of The Levels Food & Drink Business Network across the 114 parishes but especially in the northern parishes of the Levels. See www.levelsbest.co.uk / about us map of all the parishes.
Enthusiasm, plus skills at…Continue
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FoodMatters have recently produced a publication called the fab! Action on food and wellbeing toolkit. This toolkit was originally written to accompany the…Continue
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You may want to look at this, something about the EU proposing to ban (or at least make impossibly bureaucratic and expensive) seed saving, swaps, heritage varieties etc. Source is Germany, so probably not UKIP scaremongering or Defra scapegoating this time. http://www.seed-sovereignty.org/EN/
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... he is unlikely to be here!
(but it costs £25 - I might go anyway)
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You may want to be aware of this
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Over 40 people came to Glastonbury Seed Swap on Saturday to watch the film 'Seeds of Freedom' and swap different varieties of seeds & plants. Next year's event is going to be bigger & better! If you'd like to get involved please email email@example.com or join the G3 Glastonbury Gardeners email list.…Continue
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Members of Incredible Edible Somerset are invited to visit Incredible Edible Todmorden in Yorkshire, as part of a funded visit to help exchange learning. We have a 17 seater mini bus leaving for Yorkshire on April 9th, staying two nights & returning on April 11th. We hope to meet local organisers in Todmorden and see all their exciting &…Continue
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Following an intense 2 day training, 16 brand new master gardeners from across the county have emerged to go forth and inspire people to start - and stay - on the path of growing some part of their own food.Continue
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As the places fill up on our exciting new Master Gardener training at the beginning of March, we are urgently seeking applicants from Sedgemoor in particular from Bridgwater, Highbridge and Burnham, Cheddar and Axbridge.
"Around the country, thousands of people have been supported to grow their own with the help of 400 Master Gardeners, and now is the time to get Somerset skilled up to grow their own!", says Linda Hull who is co-ordinating the project.
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A new handbook has been produced to inspire, encourage, and enthuse people to explore, discover and act. The idea of the The Building Local Food Systems Handbook is to unpick some the key global food issues: climate change, GMO, peak oil, meat consumption and present some of the very practical actions that are happening around the country to mitigate these problems at a very local level and how you can get involved – as an individual, as a community or perhaps as part of a…Continue
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How can we skill up Somerset for Food Production? Fill in the short survey
How did you learn to grow? Or what is stopping you from starting? What could help you to feel more supported, encouraged and inspired to grow & cook your own or get active for local food?
Please take 5 mins to answer a few short questions via this Skilling Up Somerset Survey. It will help us to make opportunities happen that can support people to get growing & meet their learning…
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