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

Where you can get your hands dirty...

  •  Axbridge Community Food Forest. Shared growing space in the town with over 25 fruit bushes & 7 fruit trees planted already. Lots of opportunities for community involvement throughout 2012 & beyond. FFI:
  • Edcombe Farm Harvest Share, Rodney Stoke. Small organic market garden selling veg also welcome volunteers. FFI:
  • Shipham Community Allotment. This community allotment began its productive life in March 2010 on land adjacent to Shipham Village Hall. You can see photos & learn how to get involved at: New volunteers are always welcome. FFI: Lisa Layton, 01934 843805
  • Wall Eden Farm, East Huntspill. Are looking for someone to work alongside their existing gardener & are open to ideas for community use. They have diverse facilities & lots of ongoing projects & activities. FFI: 01278 786488 or
  • East Over Children’s Centre, Bridgwater have a small amount of growing activities with their children, which volunteers are welcome to become involved with. All volunteers would go through normal process of CRBs & training. FFI: 01278 428027 or
  • Bagley Community Orchard. Lovely established orchard. FFI: 01934 710020

Schools across the Sedgemoor district also have growing projects, including the award-winning garden at Chilton Trinity Technology College and more. If they don’t perhaps you can support them to start one?

You may also be interested in joining your local gardening group or horticultural society. There are loads around Sedgemoor, find their details online. One is Sedgemoor Gardens Club FFI: 01458 252949.

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 Sedgemoor

  • Wedmore Green Group. Organise a wide variety of local projects, including recently Fruit Trees for All. They are also planning a Green Produce Market in June FFI:
  • SAGE Sedgemoor Action Group for Our Environment. FFI:

And don't forget the bi-annual Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival -

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