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Is this forum / site still a useful resource?

Started by Somerset Community Food Jan 5. 0 Replies

We have been hosting this Incredible Edible Somerset site for over 10 years and we are just reviewing whether it is still a useful resource/tool for those involved in all things community food across…Continue

Looking for a Plot

Started by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell. Last reply by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell Feb 7, 2022. 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

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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

Community Gardening in Binegar & Gurney Slade - Upcoming Meeting to make it happen

FOOD – FLOWERS -  FUN - FRIENDS,

Sounds like a good combination doesn’t it?  We can make it happen for all of us.

A few of us think it would be great to get together to do some community gardening to provide food, flowers, herbs and wildlife-friendly planting in and around our villages.  We would target land which is under-used or neglected at present. 

  • Would you like to see a community orchard?
  • How about a community garden where we could work together and share produce?
  • Might there be somewhere where we could plant herbs or veg in odd corners for other villagers to harvest  and enjoy?
  • Are there any scruffy verges where it would be good to plant native wildflowers, even trees ?

Imagine how lovely and cheerful our villages would look if we dressed them with fruit and veg, herbs and flowers.  Imagine the fun of getting together to grow.  Experienced gardeners could share their knowledge and spread the word.  Inexperienced ones could develop their skills.  Our health and fitness would improve with the exercise and the tasty food.  Wildlife would benefit.  We would make friends.  The kids could join in and develop into their community.

Once we have got going we might also help out occasionally in gardens where people need a hand to get on top of things for some reason – ill health or starting a new garden for instance.

And what about starting a garden-sharing scheme so that anyone with a garden which is more than they want or can manage can be matched with someone who is longing for a patch to work.

Binegar Parish Council is supportive of the idea and will give moral support and co-operation to make it happen in and around Binegar and Gurney Slade. 

But are there enough of you out there to give it a go and make it work?  Come to a meeting at 8pm on Wednesday, 22 August in Binegar Memorial Hall Meeting Room.

Bring your ideas and let’s talk it through.

If you are interested but can’t make it please contact Dawn Marshall on dawnmparishplay@gmail.com

 

 

 

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