Looking for a Plot

Started by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell. Last reply by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell Feb 7. 2 Replies

Good Evening All.We have been refused a local allotment is Wells (Wookey Hole).We are keen to find a plot somewhere that we can use to grow food etc. Happy for it to be a share etc.Can anyone help…Continue

Connect with your community

Started by Alive Feb 7, 2018. 0 Replies

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

Tags: #givingback, #gardening, #volunteer

Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

Started by Alive Nov 29, 2017. 0 Replies

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

Join our volunteers!

Started by Alive Aug 17, 2017. 0 Replies

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

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,, mobile 07552975778.

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

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