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

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Join us at the next Grow for Good Forum

Join us at our next Grow for Good Forum on Wednesday 6th of July at 7:30-9pm (on Zoom). Sign up here

It's a friendly and supportive meet-up for anyone who is involved with food, growing and gardening to support positive change. We are excited to announce we have 2 really inspiring speakers at this forum:

Helen Gillingham, co-ordinator of Transition…


Added by Somerset Community Food on May 20, 2022 at 9:00 — No Comments

Apply for a Growing Grant 2022

Growing Grants will support projects that involve:

  • growing food as a community effort
  • educating local people about healthy food and nutrition
  • teaching and supporting people in your community how to shop and cook healthier
  • serving balanced and nutritious communal meals
  • using food and growing projects to help connect local people to each other
  • building networks of…

Added by Somerset Community Food on May 20, 2022 at 8:55 — No Comments

Growing Grant applications closing 26th May

Small grants are available for community growing projects across Somerset.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get your project off the ground, make your project more accessible or buy essential equipment.

The fund is managed by Somerset Community Foundation and details can be found here.

Closing date 26th May, 5pm.

Added by Caroline Lewis on May 17, 2021 at 16:56 — No Comments

Winter Greetings and Seedy plans afoot!

Somerset Community Food will be getting people together again in the new year. We will be organising talks and workshops in partnership with Glastonbury Seedy Saturday!

Saturday 1st February at Glastonbury Town Hall - Save the date! 

Alongside the seed swap there will be stalls and demonstrations, home-cooked…


Added by Somerset Community Food on December 23, 2019 at 12:29 — No Comments

Glastonbury Harvest Show - Saturday 8th September - Glastonbury Town Hall

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Entries received 9-10am. Show open 12:30 - 4pm.

Join us in a celebration of the local harvest! It's an informal show designed to encourage everyone to enter their produce - fruit and vegetables, baking, flowers, preserves and also some 'just for fun' classes and entries for children too. It's not about about supermarket perfection its about fresh, tasty and useable food!

There will be stalls with local produce and information on…


Added by Caroline Lewis on September 8, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Event - Let’s make the most of our food!

To help anyone do better in making their love for food go further, Sustainable Wells Food Group and Somerset Waste Partnership invite you to Kitchen Confidential, a special free event to unlock the secrets to love food, hate waste and saving money.


10-1pm, Saturday 11 March,…


Added by Caroline Lewis on February 26, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Midsummer workshops

A series of Midsummer open workshops, co-ordinated by Somerset Community Food…


Added by Caroline Lewis on May 31, 2015 at 20:55 — No Comments

Grow Your Own Garden Course

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…


Added by Nicole Vosper on February 19, 2015 at 11:54 — No Comments

Become a Growing Mentor in Glastonbury

What would be the perfect gift for 2015? Something that could make a real difference? Something that will give you satisfaction, help others to gain new skills and grow food locally.

By becoming a Growing Mentor with Feed Avalon you can share your food growing knowledge and skills.

We are now seeking new mentors to start in 2015. Will you help us transform our local food system?

We are looking for…


Added by Nicole Vosper on January 6, 2015 at 10:20 — No Comments

It's better consumed than composted!

I have been researching a food surplus directory on behalf of Somerset Community Food.

If you have fresh food surplus or seasonal gluts, listings of potential beneficiaries…


Added by Caroline Lewis on September 30, 2014 at 13:45 — No Comments

Somerset Harvest Festival - Get Involved!

Somerset Harvest Festival is returning for second helpings on the 5th of October 2014.

We will again be setting up home in the beautiful Vivary Park in Taunton from 10-4 and it is free for all to attend.

We are looking to showcase local food and drink producers; promote sustainable methods of growing your own and raise stock levels and awareness of FoodBanks in Somerset. So, tell all your friends and come along and join us.

If you run a community group and would like a…


Added by Andy Sharman on September 18, 2014 at 11:18 — No Comments

Get Involved in the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens 2014

The Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens Scheme is designed to show off Somerset’s edible assets, from community orchards to home gardens, with a whole weekend of free workshops & plenty of projects open to the public.

The weekend is a chance to learn new…


Added by Somerset Community Food on June 4, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

On your marks, Get Set, Grow!

A new project in Yeovil is helping to bring people together to make friends, share laughter and chatter, combating not only social isolation but also the issues surrounding rising food costs.

Food prices have risen nearly twice as fast as rent in the last five years and today (23rd April) the British Heart Foundation published findings that two thirds of people in the UK wish they could eat more healthily, but 42% said they can't because it’s too expensive. Nearly…


Added by Somerset Community Food on May 26, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Apothecary Garden Frome join in!

Added by Pavla Kislerova on March 30, 2014 at 20:48 — No Comments

Lovely, hardy endive!

I don't like the job of making a salad, but I can't possibly let the lovely endive out there go to waste. Sown 25/8 last year, no protection whatsoever, it has stood happily throughout the winter. I have been picking leaves from it regularly to add cold-weather salads, and still it is flourishing. I like it mixed with apple and beet or any other root, grated raw.

You want variety: Cornet de Bordeaux, which is available from…


Added by Annemieke Wigmore on March 15, 2014 at 11:27 — No Comments

How could Fracking affect Farming? Public Meeting

What: How could Fracking affect Farming? Public meeting for local food producers & landowners

Where: Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Town Hall, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RB

When: Wednesday 26th February, 7 – 9pm

How to Book:…


Added by Nicole Vosper on February 5, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Hungry again?

After trying to resist the christmas temptations - in vain, usually - we can now finally start eating normally again. Mind you, "eating normally", in my opinion, is not "trying to get rid of the pounds quickly"!

Go with the time of year: it's winter after all. There is nothing more conducive to failure, than trying to lose weight when it's cold, and dark, and dreary all around you.

So what's good to eat in January? Have a look at my food blog, 'Thought for Food' at …


Added by Annemieke Wigmore on January 1, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Local, organic vegetable boxes.


Good for your community, good for you.

Happy New Year!

At this time of year many of us reflect on the changes we'd…


Added by The Community Farm on December 30, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

Support School Farm CSA

What is School Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

We are the UK’s only no-dig, certified-organic community farm. We are building a model to help local communities take control of how their food is produced and to invest in their own futures by creating sustainable livelihoods…


Added by Somerset Community Food on December 23, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Environmental Campaign Group Seeks Gathering Site in August 2014

A national environmental campaigning group seeks a gathering site for a long weekend in August in West Somerset. We will need the site for 10 days for set up and take down. We are experienced…


Added by Somerset Community Food on December 19, 2013 at 15:08 — No Comments

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