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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

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

job opportuntiy

Started by Alison Hayward. Last reply by Alison Hayward May 30, 2015. 1 Reply

South somerset Mind (Yeovil) is looking for a horticultural therapist for the Vanessa project.The role is paid for 6 hours a week at £10 per hour.  Please phone Gill on 01935 474875 for further…Continue

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Get Involved in the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens 2014

The Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens Scheme is designed to show off Somerset’s edible assets, from community orchards to home gardens, with a whole weekend of free workshops & plenty of projects open to the public.

The weekend is a chance to learn new…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on June 4, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

On your marks, Get Set, Grow!

A new project in Yeovil is helping to bring people together to make friends, share laughter and chatter, combating not only social isolation but also the issues surrounding rising food costs.

Food prices have risen nearly twice as fast as rent in the last five years and today (23rd April) the British Heart Foundation published findings that two thirds of people in the UK wish they could eat more healthily, but 42% said they can't because it’s too expensive. Nearly…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 26, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Support School Farm CSA

What is School Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

We are the UK’s only no-dig, certified-organic community farm. We are building a model to help local communities take control of how their food is produced and to invest in their own futures by creating sustainable livelihoods…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on December 23, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Environmental Campaign Group Seeks Gathering Site in August 2014

A national environmental campaigning group seeks a gathering site for a long weekend in August in West Somerset. We will need the site for 10 days for set up and take down. We are experienced…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on December 19, 2013 at 15:08 — No Comments

Green Care, White Care: Gardening and Growing for Health Seminar

Date: Monday 18th November 2013, 9am to 5pm.

Venue: Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew’s Place, London, NW1 4LE…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on November 12, 2013 at 19:10 — No Comments

Could you be a host farm for the Soil Association Future Growers scheme?

About the scheme:

The scheme is designed to develop new skilled growers through a combination of on-site learning on a host farm with mentoring, further training and resources provided by the Soil Association. We have over 500 potential trainees and apprentices keen to find a placement and are now taking applications from farms to…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on November 12, 2013 at 16:58 — No Comments

New Catalogue from Local Seedsman

Thomas Etty, based near Ilminster has just released a new catalogue of heritage and organic seeds.

Click here to download the catalogue.…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on November 12, 2013 at 16:40 — No Comments

Weekend Course on No Dig Market Gardening

With Charles Dowding

December 14th and 15th 2013 

 

Charles takes you through:

Day one, the costs and benefits of creating an undug growing space

1 setting up an area for market growing: how big, how quickly, mulching inputs

2 maintaining productive soil without…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on November 12, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Community Growers come together

More than 30 people came together for the Community Growers Gathering that took place on Saturday 19th October 2013, three days after World Food Day.

People traveled from across the South West to participate in the day.

Participants introduced themselves then shared their access to land stories and queries with Jade Bashford from the Community Land Advisory Service.

Nicole Vosper from Incredible Edible Somerset then facilitated a…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 23, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

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

NORTH CURRY VILLAGE HALL…

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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…

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

Inspiring Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens 2013

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2013 saw the second Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens weekend. More than 22 workshops took place involving over 190 people across every district of Somerset, while…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 16, 2013 at 11:00 — 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…

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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: http://glastonburyharvestshow.wordpress.com…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 15, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

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…

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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 &…
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Added by Somerset Community Food on October 1, 2013 at 15:30 — 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…
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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: http://glastonburyharvestshow.wordpress.com/entries-classes/

The show opens to the public at 12.30pm.

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

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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' &…

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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…

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

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