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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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Surplus Produce

Started by David Croxton. Last reply by Caroline Lewis Sep 25, 2014. 10 Replies

As part of our InQEDible Edible Project, and as a member of the Incredible Edible Network, we are not only looking to grow crops on spare land in our local communities, but also to persuade our local…Continue

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Become a Growing Mentor in Glastonbury

What would be the perfect gift for 2015? Something that could make a real difference? Something that will give you satisfaction, help others to gain new skills and grow food locally.

By becoming a Growing Mentor with Feed Avalon you can share your food growing knowledge and skills.

We are now seeking new mentors to start in 2015. Will you help us transform our local food system?

We are looking for people who can help spread the buzz about food growing and bringing people together:

  • Volunteers with passion and some food growing experience
  • Interest in supporting individuals and families in their own gardens or at community gardens
  • Keen to communicate and attend community events, talks, schools, groups and to write articles, take photographs, cook a community meal or make use of any other skills

Mentors will benefit from

  • Support by the Project Co-ordinator
  • Regular training in food growing and will learn coaching techniques
  • Gaining confidence in working with new food growers
  • Meeting new people, exchanging ideas and building community
  • Discounts & free places on courses convened by Feed Avalon (including starting a nursery course, permaculture design & more).

Applying to be a Growing Mentor

Mentors will be in regular contact with new growers to provide tips, inspiration and advice over the growing season.

We are looking for people with at least two years food growing experience and willing to promote environment-friendly, organic methods, with minimal use of man-made chemicals (training will be given, as needed).

Previous mentors, under the Garden Organic ‘Master Gardener’s’ scheme in Somerset, have gone onto further training and community food growing work.

We are currently recruiting new mentors. There is a short and simple application form, available online, or for details please get in touch with Carol Stone, carol@feedavalon.org.uk, mobile 07552975778.

The next induction training weekend is Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th January 2015 at the Red Brick Building.

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