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

Nicole Vosper's Blog (14)

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

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

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…


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

Permaculture Design Support Intensive

Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design Support Intensive

South West Diploma Support Intensive with Aranya

Dates: Thu 6th September (eve) – Sun 9th September 2012. Thursday evening to late Sunday afternoon (3 day option) or Friday evening to Sunday afternoon (2 days).

Are you signed up or thinking about signing up to the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design? Are you needing…


Added by Nicole Vosper on August 20, 2012 at 11:33 — No Comments

Pictures from my Medicine Garden

Just thought I'd put these up in time for the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens this weekend. Come & visit & participate in my 'Grow your own medicine' workshop if you're interested!

The skin healing bed…


Added by Nicole Vosper on August 9, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Transforming Our Food System

How do we build a movement for food sovereignty in the UK?

Sunday 8 and Monday 9 July

Organiclea growing site, Hawkwood Community Plant Nursery

115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, London E4 7UH

Join us for two days of strategy discussions and action planning aimed at strengthening the movement for a democratic, sustainable and fair…


Added by Nicole Vosper on June 27, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

April 17th - International Peasants Day of Struggle

It is International Peasants Day of Struggle tomorrow. A relevant day to all small-scale growers!

Read an article about it online at Permaculture Magazine here:

Added by Nicole Vosper on April 16, 2012 at 12:58 — No Comments

Learning opportunity at Chagfood CSA & Steward Wood community

Reclaim the Fields are delighted to invite you to volunteer at Chagfood and Steward Wood from 7-16 May.

A four-year-old Welsh cob cross Dartmoor pony is revolutionising farming. Samson is the heart of a project that keeps time-tested skills alive and proves that resilient low impact farming in the UK can be profitable. This is a taste of the the future of British farms amid peak oil: Chagfood. Chagfood has been featured on Radio 4 as a "radical farming model for the UK's…


Added by Nicole Vosper on April 14, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Plotgate make or break weekend

Following the successful establishment of several intentional

sustainable communities such as - to name but a few - Tinkers' Bubble

in Somerset, Stewardwood in Devon and most recently at Llammas in

Pembrokeshire, using the example of the latter in seeking to get

planning permission in advance as opposed to the example of the former

two where planning permission was acquired retrospectively, a few

years ago, a small group got together to organise an initiative on…


Added by Nicole Vosper on April 14, 2012 at 9:13 — No Comments

Donations sought for new ecological agriculture learning resource

The Ecological Land Co-operative(ELC) is a social enterprise set up to provide affordable sites for ecological land based businesses in the UK.  Its first project is the development of a cluster of three low impact and affordable smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture.


To support its work, and to support the growth of ecological agriculture in the UK, the ELC is proposing the creation a web-site which…


Added by Nicole Vosper on March 12, 2012 at 14:20 — 1 Comment

New Funding Opportunity for Allotments

The Allotments Regeneration Initiative – travel bursaries for groups involved in regenerating allotment sites

Travel bursaries are available for groups of people in the UK involved in regenerating allotments to enable them to visit other allotment sites to learn good practise. Advice and support is also available at a local level from mentors.

An award of up to £300 for up to six people to visit a specified allotment site is…


Added by Nicole Vosper on January 24, 2012 at 13:25 — No Comments

Looking for Land in the Mendip District?

Are you looking for land to grow food on? Is there a long waiting list for allotments where you live? Want to create new growing space in your parish?

Then join us for an Information Evening for Town & Parish Clerks, Councillors and Residents to explore, enable & support access to land for new and existing food growers.

Growing Connections in…


Added by Nicole Vosper on December 21, 2011 at 14:03 — No Comments

No Dig Gardening Workshop

A no dig gardening workshop will be taking place in Glastonbury this February, with Gardener Stephanie Hafferty organised with Transition Glastonbury.

The group are looking for an affordable suitable venue. Any ideas? Get in touch!

Added by Nicole Vosper on December 21, 2011 at 13:51 — No Comments

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