As the places fill up on our exciting new Master Gardener training at the beginning of March, we are urgently seeking applicants from Sedgemoor in particular from Bridgwater, Highbridge and Burnham, Cheddar and Axbridge.
"Around the country, thousands of people have been supported to grow their own with the help of 400 Master Gardeners, and now is the time to get Somerset skilled up to grow their own!", says Linda Hull who is co-ordinating the project.
Added by Linda Hull on February 18, 2013 at 17:23 — No Comments
Urban Growers Gathering
Growing Food and Community Development:
A Weekend of Reflective Learning for Urban Growers
Saturday 9th February (9.45-4.30 + 7.00-9.30) and
Sunday 10th February (9.45-1.30).
At the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens,…Continue
Added by Linda Hull on January 15, 2013 at 16:10 — No Comments
Somerset Waste Partnership is offering two FREE Love Food Hate Waste training events this week – Yeovil on Friday 18th January, and in Taunton this Saturday 19th January. This fantastic free course passes on tips and advice to cut food waste and help save £50 of food per month that the average household throws away. The course is free, but booking is essential. For full details and how to book, visit …Continue
Added by Linda Hull on January 15, 2013 at 15:45 — No Comments
Fast forward to 30 minutes into Matt Faulkner’s Breakfast Show to hear more about the campaign to bring more land into community cultivation in Somerset. Follow up interviews and comments on the half hourly and hourly news bulletins.
And come along to our…Continue
Added by Linda Hull on April 23, 2012 at 11:51 — No Comments
You may have all seen this, but I just got word of it. Enjoy!
Added by Linda Hull on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 — No Comments
Position: SELF-EMPLOYED GROWER
Organisation:Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture (BoACA)
Background: BoACA is currently involved in its second season growing local vegetables, working to organic principles “It has recently received a grant from Local Food, a £57.5 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund to enable it to develop its infrastructure and sustainable veg box scheme.. Presently, there are roughly 31/2 acres of outside cropping area (plus polytunnels to…Continue
Added by Linda Hull on March 14, 2012 at 10:23 — No Comments
Allotments available for rent on brand new site
A new site is opening located in the Dean/Cranmore area (between Frome and Shepton Mallet) in Mendip District
The plot sizes will be 50 square metres - 5m wide and 10m long. Multiple plot agreements available if required. Small sheds, rain harvesters and poultry all welcome.
Easy access of the main A361 with parking.
To find out more please call Metford Stevens on…Continue
Added by Linda Hull on March 8, 2012 at 15:32 — No Comments
Last Saturday Emma Britton interviewed me for her "Who's in the garden?" item on BBC Somerset Sound. Click here to listen again on i-Player. Fast forward to 2:07:45
If you'd like to come to our Sedgemoor meeting or if you live in either South Somerset, Taunton Deane or West Somerset and are looking for land to grow food or can make land available for food growing, visit our Somerset Communify Food website…Continue
Added by Linda Hull on February 27, 2012 at 11:22 — No Comments
Save those spare seeds and bring them along to our Seedy Saturday swap. The event will run from 1.30 to 4pm, at the United Reformed Church hall on the High Street and you are welcome to come along at any time.
There will be a talk on successful seed sowing by Colum Pawson from Torganics from 2pm to 2.30, followed by an informal questions session to make sure you know how to get the best from your seeds.
Tea and homemade cakes will be available for sale throughout the…
Added by Linda Hull on February 3, 2012 at 20:46 — No Comments
Press Release, Wednesday 1st February 2012
People looking for land supported to Get Growing in Mendip
Last night over 70 people came to a public meeting organized by local charity Somerset Community Food about how to access the land they need to grow food. Bringing together local land seekers, parish, town and district councillors, private landowners and more, the evening was a great success with many people now enthused about how to make their dreams of growing their own, a…Continue
Added by Linda Hull on February 1, 2012 at 21:41 — No Comments
Songs of Praise features an Incredible Edible plea for churches up and down the country to get involved with food production http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00n3nvl
Added by Linda Hull on January 24, 2012 at 15:01 — No Comments
Yesterday I was invited to talk to Allan Trinder at Glastonbury FM to talk about access to land in Somerset. You can hear it here now:
Added by Linda Hull on January 20, 2012 at 15:16 — No Comments
For those of you considering new food growing projects this coming year, check this out:
Added by Linda Hull on January 20, 2012 at 14:28 — No Comments
Incredible Edible Mendip!
As Winter recedes, attention is turning to the Spring and to all things that grow. One thing that seems to be growing fast in Mendip is community interest in finding more land to grow food on.
“People want to grow food for a wide range of reasons. Some want to be more physically active or save money as food prices rise, others delight in the superior taste and freshness of home grown produce. For those without gardens, it’s a way to…Continue
Added by Linda Hull on January 9, 2012 at 14:09 — No Comments