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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

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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!

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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

Linda Hull's Blog (14)

Urgently seeking master gardeners in Sedgemoor

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.

 

“The…

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Added by Linda Hull on February 18, 2013 at 17:23 — No Comments

Growing Food and Community Development - a weekend of reflective learning

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,…

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Added by Linda Hull on January 15, 2013 at 16:10 — No Comments

If you love food and hate waste there's free training this week in Yeovil and Taunton

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  …

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Added by Linda Hull on January 15, 2013 at 15:45 — No Comments

Access to Land on Radio Somerset

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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00qv86h 

And come along to our…

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Added by Linda Hull on April 23, 2012 at 11:51 — No Comments

Incredible Edible Tod in the Daily Mail

You may have all seen this, but I just got word of it. Enjoy!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2072383/Eccentric-town-Todmorden-growing-ALL-veg.html

Added by Linda Hull on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 — No Comments

Job vacancy in local food production

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…

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Added by Linda Hull on March 14, 2012 at 10:23 — No Comments

Allotments available for rent on brand new site between Shepton and Frome in Mendip district

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…

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Added by Linda Hull on March 8, 2012 at 15:32 — No Comments

Incredible Edible Somerset on the radio

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…

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Added by Linda Hull on February 27, 2012 at 11:22 — No Comments

Glastonbury Seedy Saturday March 10th

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…

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Added by Linda Hull on February 3, 2012 at 20:46 — No Comments

People looking for land supported to Get Growing in Mendip

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…

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Added by Linda Hull on February 1, 2012 at 21:41 — No Comments

Incredible Edible Todmorden on Songs of Praise!

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

Glastonbury FM features Incredible Edible Somerset

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:

http://www.glastonburyfm.co.uk/Interview-%20Linda%20Hull%20(Plus%20Music).mp3

Added by Linda Hull on January 20, 2012 at 15:16 — No Comments

Mary Clear on Incredible Edible Todmorden

For those of you considering new food growing projects this coming year, check this out:

http://newoptimists.com/2011/12/07/mary-clear-on-todmordens-incredible-edible/

Added by Linda Hull on January 20, 2012 at 14:28 — No Comments

Incredible Edible Mendip

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…

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Added by Linda Hull on January 9, 2012 at 14:09 — No Comments

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