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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?

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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

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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

Started by Growing Support May 3, 2017. 0 Replies

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

Could you be a Compost Champion?

The Compost Champions scheme needs new volunteer recruits who can pass on their skills.

Free one-day training is being offered early next year to Somerset residents who will undertake to promote the benefits of home composting in their community or at local events.

Organised by Carymoor Environmental Trust, the Compost Champions scheme is backed by Somerset Waste Partnership and Viridor.

Compost Champions visit events and give talks all over Somerset, sharing their expertise with the public and passing on practical hints and tips.

Almost a third of the waste produced from Somerset’s households could be home composted, transforming food and garden waste into a great free fertiliser.

Compost Champions make a big impact in reducing waste to landfill and really enjoy being out in the Somerset community, sharing their skills and making a real difference.

Since the scheme began in 2009, 40 volunteers have been trained as Compost Champions.

Home composting combines kitchen scraps – fruit and veg peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds, egg shells – with cardboard, bedding and manure from vegetarian pets, and garden waste to create free mulch and soil conditioner.

Carymoor pays Compost Champions reasonable travel expenses, provides display materials and is available to give advice if needed.

The training day will be at Carymoor Environmental Trust, near Castle Cary, 10am-4.30pm, Saturday 23 February 2013.

For details or to book: 01963 350143 or rupert.farthing@carymoor.org.uk.

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