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

Projects in Schools

Why work with schools and young people? Thomas, author of Stuffed, writes why we need to work with children and young people, "For most of us, the quest to create a sustainable future is linked to a desire to make the world a better place for our children. It makes sense, then, to look at sustainability in terms of longevity. This is where schools come in. Only by engaging the next generation in the issues we face and the solutions to them we create a future that is truly sustainable".

Different local food projects with schools & young people

There is a huge range of creative work that can be undertaken with schools and young people, in and out of formal education. Below are a few options with links to resources to get any of these ideas off the ground in Somerset.

  • Practical education initiatives, such as cooking & growing clubs.
  • Schools can participate in the Food for Life partnership, an awards scheme that provides a framework and guidance for schools on how to link school meals with growing, cooking, farm visits and community engagement. Dedicated teams also offer hands on support to school staff who are creating school gardens, caterers working to improve school meals, and farmers who want to host educational visits. For more information visit:
  • Starting a school garden is a great way to get young people engaged, dirt under the fingernails is definitely the best way to connect with food.

Further information & resources

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