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Using Gardening to Address Social Isolation

Started by Growing Support May 3. 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

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

Tags: therapy, horticultural, work, job

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

Tags: gardens, fruit, community, Quantocks, poverty

Grow Your Own Garden Course

Free Course in Getting Started in Growing Your Own Food

Don’t miss the chance to learn how to grow your own food. Sessions take place in Glastonbury with site visits to home & community gardens in and around Street and Glastonbury. You are very welcome to attend any and all of the workshops. They will be fun & practical, with resources to take away.


Find out more & reserve your place online: http://www.feedavalon.org.uk/grow-your-own-garden-course/

Any questions: nicole@feedavalon.org.uk

All sessions will start at Unit C1, Northover Buildings, Glastonbury, BA6 9NU (near the Red Brick Building)

Session 1: Know your soil
Tuesday 3rd March 2015, 12.30 - 3pm

Soil is what underpins a successful garden. Find out about the soil from your plot or containers and how to look after it so your plants not only survive but thrive. Learn basic soil testing, composting & mulching techniques.

Session 2: How to build raised beds
Tuesday 10th March 2015, 12.30 -3pm

Learn how to make your own raised beds out of a range of easy to find & affordable materials. By the end of the workshop we will have built some beds together. Learn basic woodworking skills and how to use different tools.

Session 3: Feeding your family - how to plan your plot
Tuesday 17th March 2015, 12.30 -3pm

How do you know what to grow? How much? What to prioritise? This workshop will introduce different crops, plant families and rotations, so you feel more confident knowing what to grow, where and when.

Session 4: Make the most of your space
Tuesday 24th March 2015, 12.30 -3pm

This workshop will introduce how to do a basic design for your garden. We will share simple surveying and map-making techniques. We will explore what we can learn from nature to make less work for ourselves!

Session 5: Grow your own - seed sowing & propagation
Tuesday 31st March 2015, 12.30 - 3pm

This session will share top tips for starting plants off as seeds. We will cover all you need to know for successful propagation, and also introduce alternative ways of producing plants, such as taking cuttings.

Session 6: Keeping plants healthy - pests & diseases
Tuesday 7th April 2015, 12.30 - 3pm

Are you concerned about bugs? About plants dying from mysterious diseases? This workshop will bust all the myths about what causes ill plant health. We will explore practical ways to keep your plants healthy and reduce the chance of disease or crop failure.



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