Press Release, Wednesday 1st February 2012
People looking for land supported to Get Growing in Mendip
Last night over 70 people came to a public meeting organized by local charity Somerset Community Food about how to access the land they need to grow food. Bringing together local land seekers, parish, town and district councillors, private landowners and more, the evening was a great success with many people now enthused about how to make their dreams of growing their own, a…Continue
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Songs of Praise features an Incredible Edible plea for churches up and down the country to get involved with food production http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00n3nvl
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The Allotments Regeneration Initiative – travel bursaries for groups involved in regenerating allotment sites
Travel bursaries are available for groups of people in the UK involved in regenerating allotments to enable them to visit other allotment sites to learn good practise. Advice and support is also available at a local level from mentors.
An award of up to £300 for up to six people to visit a specified allotment site is…
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Yesterday I was invited to talk to Allan Trinder at Glastonbury FM to talk about access to land in Somerset. You can hear it here now:
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For those of you considering new food growing projects this coming year, check this out:
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Located adjacent to the City allotments the Community Garden will be an area where…Continue
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An interesting article about Greece:
A group of community-minded gardeners have turned a former Athens airport into a blooming vegetable plot, showing how Greece's eroded soil holds the keys to a revival in farming and a way to buck the jobless trend
'If we want to survive on this land we must first help to heal the earth,' said Nicola Netién, agro-ecologist, teacher and co-creator of the NGO Permaculture Research Institute Hellas.…
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Check out this blog post about Incredible Edible Guildford, circa. 1739!
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Incredible Edible Mendip!
As Winter recedes, attention is turning to the Spring and to all things that grow. One thing that seems to be growing fast in Mendip is community interest in finding more land to grow food on.
“People want to grow food for a wide range of reasons. Some want to be more physically active or save money as food prices rise, others delight in the superior taste and freshness of home grown produce. For those without gardens, it’s a way to…Continue
Added by Linda Hull on January 9, 2012 at 14:09 — No Comments
Are you looking for land to grow food on? Is there a long waiting list for allotments where you live? Want to create new growing space in your parish?
Then join us for an Information Evening for Town & Parish Clerks, Councillors and Residents to explore, enable & support access to land for new and existing food growers.
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A no dig gardening workshop will be taking place in Glastonbury this February, with Gardener Stephanie Hafferty organised with Transition Glastonbury.
The group are looking for an affordable suitable venue. Any ideas? Get in touch!
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