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



Approximately 250 people are looking for land in the Mendip District, and latent demand could double this number. So what can you do to get growing right now? This page compiles the latest opportunities and resources across Mendip for anyone wanting to grow their own & get involved in local food. 

Where you can get your hands dirty...

West Mendip

  • Torganics at Paddington Farm in Glastonbury, have regular volunteer days on a Wednesday. FFI:
  • Healing Waters Community Project at the Healing Waters healing retreat centre in Glastonbury welcome volunteers in their flower gardens & biodynamic field project. FFI: or 01458 835859
  • Red Brick Building in Street/Glastonbury welcome volunteers and are launching a growing project this Summer with young people from across the area. FFI:

Central Mendip

  • Bishops Palace Community Garden. A new garden at The Bishop’s Palace needs a team of enthusiastic, green-fingered volunteers to drive it forward and make it a hub of community activity in Wells. Volunteers will take part in activities such as learning about vegetable growing, flowers and herbs. Horticultural experience is an advantage but beginners are completely welcome. FFI: Amanda Clay 01749 988111 extension 211, Mon-Wed or email:
  • Rethink the mental health charity in Wells have a growing space with a pollytunnel & raised beds. They would welcome volunteers who would be interested in growing with their clients. Volunteers would have to go through the standard Rethink volunteering process. FFI:           

East Mendip

  • Vallis Veg is an 18-acre market garden & permaculture project near Frome that run a vegbox scheme. They have regular open days & variety of events including gardening lessons with local gardener, Des Harris. FFI:
  • Mount Community Association Garden welcomes volunteers to join the team who grow vegetables, fruits & flowers for sale at reduced prices to people from the Mount Estate in Frome. In 2011 the garden won the ‘outstanding’ award in the RHS Its your neighbourhood category. FFI:

Schools across the Mendip district also have growing projects, including Baltonsborough, Crispin, St Dunstans, Wells Blue and more. If they don’t perhaps you can support them to start one?

Get more active for Community Food...

Organising with a others as part of a local group is one of the most effective things you can do to work for sustainable foo. If you don’t have one, why not start one?

Active Groups in Mendip

  • Sustainable Frome is a local community organization, which is doing a whole host of things to promote sustainability in and around the town, including running an apple group, permaculture courses & more.

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