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Looking for a Plot

Started by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell. Last reply by Nancy Sampson Apr 14. 1 Reply

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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Chop, chop, chop. Chat, chat, chat

Chop, chop, chop. Chat, chat, chat

Wednesday 26th June 2013 2pm – 4pm



A unique opportunity to see how the garden grows and how the fruit and vegetables are used by the chefs at the Victorian estate.

This Wednesday, top chefs from…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on June 20, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Somerset Master Gardeners at the Green Bazaar, Ilminster

News Release Somerset Master Gardeners

 The Master Gardener project is helping people in Somerset to grow their own. This is a community scheme involving experienced gardeners offering help and advice to individual households. They are helping people to realise that it is possible to ‘grow your own’ even if it is only a tray on a window sill. The scheme has already been very successful in the Midlands and London and after an initial training weekend with the ‘Incredible Edible…

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Added by Gail Coleshill on June 12, 2013 at 11:34 — 1 Comment

Events at Vallis Veg this year

Vallis Veg is a small mixed farm on the outskirts of Frome. They have a fantastic range of events taking place over the summer, please see them below.

If you are interested in their work please visit: http://www.vallisveg.co.uk/aboutvallisveg.html to find out more.

2013…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 31, 2013 at 15:48 — No Comments

South West Permaculture Convergence - this weekend!

Just a reminder that this Saturday 24 May is the South West Permaculture Convergence, a one day gathering for people from across the South West who are interested or already active in permaculture and applying design to their lives.



Taking place at Compton Dundon Village Hall near Street/Glastonbury. Its a massive bring your own lunch to share and participation by donation. (Ideally £10 to…

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Added by Nicole Vosper on May 21, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments

Somerset Master Gardeners at Montacute

The Levels Best Farmers’ Market at Montacute House became the venue for the first Somerset Master Gardeners information stall on Saturday.  The group of volunteers, all experienced Gardeners, attended an initial training weekend in March, with the ‘Incredible…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 1, 2013 at 11:29 — No Comments

Grants for films that focus on local community issues (application deadline 4 May)

Grants for films that focus on local community issues (application deadline 4 May)

The Community Film Unit is a social enterprise film company.…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 1, 2013 at 10:55 — No Comments

Local Food Recognition Awards 2013.

The Awards are an opportunity to recognise, reward and publicise some of the hundreds of outstanding community projects that Local Food has funded since the programme opened in 2008.

All of our projects have made a positive and lasting impact in the communities in which they are based, helping local people in all manner of different ways to access, grow, prepare…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 1, 2013 at 10:53 — No Comments

Mental Health Awareness Week with Mind & the Master Gardeners

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

LETS GET PHYSICAL

THURSDAY 16TH MAY

11—3 P.M

Exploring the links between physical activity and mental well being.…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 1, 2013 at 10:48 — No Comments

Taunton Flower Show 2013 is ready to bloom

 

The South West’s popular summer show has had its horticultural fleece removed to reveal the attractions on offer at this summer’s event. As preparations…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 1, 2013 at 10:44 — No Comments

The Sustainability Show & Taunton Food Fair

The Sustainability Show returns for its third year as part of a weekend of fun-filled free family entertainment in…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 1, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Funding Opportunity with The Prince's Countryside Fund

The Fund has been set up to help rural areas in the United Kingdom to become more sustainable. The focus areas for the Fund are: Improve service provision in rural areas; Support rural enterprise; Support farming businesses; Provide training opportunities for young people.

For more information visit: http://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/

Please note the next deadline is the 17th May.

Added by Somerset Community Food on May 1, 2013 at 10:23 — No Comments

Huge variety of Adult Day Courses at the Magdalen Project

A huge variety of courses are on offer at the Magdalen Project near Chard, with everything from organic vegetable growing to bread making.

All of the courses are taught by experienced and knowledgable tutors.  Ingredients, materials and equipment are all included in the cost of the course along with light refreshments and a homemade lunch. 

For further information or to book please contact Magdalen on 01460 30144 or email:…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 1, 2013 at 10:21 — No Comments

Opportunity with Levels' Best

Levels' Best Community Interest Company is seeking help with the development of The Levels Food & Drink Business Network across the 114 parishes but especially in the northern parishes of the Levels.  See www.levelsbest.co.uk / about us map of all the parishes. 

Enthusiasm, plus skills at…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 1, 2013 at 10:09 — No Comments

Fab! Toolkit: Action on Food and Wellbeing FoodMatters have recently produced a publication called the fab! Action on food and wellbeing toolkit. This toolkit was originally written to accompa…

Fab! Toolkit: Action on Food and Wellbeing













FoodMatters have recently produced a publication called the fab! Action on food and wellbeing toolkit. This toolkit was originally written to accompany the…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on May 1, 2013 at 10:02 — No Comments

Seed Sovereignty

You may want to look at this, something about the EU proposing to ban (or at least make impossibly bureaucratic and expensive) seed saving, swaps, heritage varieties etc.  Source is Germany, so probably not UKIP scaremongering or Defra scapegoating this time.   http://www.seed-sovereignty.org/EN/

Added by Peter Millar on April 29, 2013 at 8:35 — No Comments

If you want to avoid Owen Patterson ...

... he is unlikely to be here!

http://www.carymoor.org.uk/bee_aware.html

(but it costs £25 - I might go anyway)

Added by Peter Millar on April 20, 2013 at 12:19 — No Comments

Glastonbury Seed Swap a success

Over 40 people came to Glastonbury Seed Swap on Saturday to watch the film 'Seeds of Freedom' and swap different varieties of seeds & plants. Next year's event is going to be bigger & better! If you'd like to get involved please email nicole@wildheartpermaculture.co.uk or join the G3 Glastonbury Gardeners email list.…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on March 12, 2013 at 17:07 — No Comments

Incredible Edible Trip to Todmorden

Members of Incredible Edible Somerset are invited to visit Incredible Edible Todmorden in Yorkshire, as part of a funded visit to help exchange learning. We have a 17 seater mini bus leaving for Yorkshire on April 9th, staying two nights & returning on April 11th. We hope to meet local organisers in Todmorden and see all their exciting &…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on March 12, 2013 at 15:37 — No Comments

Master Gardeners here for You

Following an intense 2 day training, 16 brand new master gardeners from across the county have emerged to go forth and inspire people to start - and stay - on the path of growing some part of their own food. 

The training, provided by national growing charity…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on March 11, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

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