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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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Thomas Etty, based near Ilminster has just released a new catalogue of heritage and organic seeds.Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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The Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens (FCFCG) is holding a specialist ‘Setting up a Community…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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Saturday 19th October 2013 10am - 4pm Taunton
A FREE networking event for community gardens & local food projects in the South West
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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:
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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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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