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Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience loneliness as those in the community.We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in helping others to gardening, to support…Continue

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Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

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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

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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

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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

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Somerset Biltong

http://www.somersetbiltong.co.uk/biltongfacts.html

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…

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Added by Peter Millar on June 29, 2013 at 9:26 — 2 Comments

Seed Sovereignty

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/

Added by Peter Millar on April 29, 2013 at 8:35 — No Comments

If you want to avoid Owen Patterson ...

... he is unlikely to be here!

http://www.carymoor.org.uk/bee_aware.html

(but it costs £25 - I might go anyway)

Added by Peter Millar on April 20, 2013 at 12:19 — No Comments

Eric Pickles Charges to the Rescue of Local Food!

DCLG have just published this ...

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/foodgrowingguide

Which could be worth quoting in negotiations, funding applications etc.

Added by Peter Millar on August 26, 2012 at 11:20 — No Comments

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